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Top it like it’s hot

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Topgolf was in full swing for Subcontractors Association of the Metorplex (SAM) on May 3. SAM hosted a warm, almost-summer-evening of fun, food and prizes for its members at Topgolf Dallas. -mjm...

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05/30/2017 18:26:00 | Viewed: 0
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Enjoying the day

DALLAS/FT WORTH - A mariachi band, family activities, a health/wellness fair and expo greeted industry members at Dallas’ Mountain View College on May 13. The Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA) hosted its annual “Day of the Construction Worker,” an event dedicated to the construction industry’s men and women. Individual members were also recognized at the event for their excellence in performance and safety. –mjm...

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05/30/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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They’re in it together

DALLAS/FT WORTH - In the past, each of the Construction Education Foundation’s (CEF) seven trade councils hosted its own barbecue for its program’s students. Although thoughtful, hosting seven separate barbecues wasn’t practical and didn’t foster a sense of community among the students....

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05/30/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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What on Earth?

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - Construction-related companies were green and on the scene at Dallas’ Fair Park Apr. 21-23. At Earth Day Texas 2017, heralded as the world’s largest Earth Day event, these innovators and the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) North Texas chapter edu-cated attendees about how the construction industry is making great strides in choosing building materials and methods that are kinder to our planet. –mjm...

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04/27/2017 17:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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Chapters tee-m up

DALLAS/FORTH WORTH - The Independent Electrical Contractors’ (IEC) Dallas and Fort Worth/Tarrant chapters co-hosted the 11th Annual Tom Jones Memorial Golf Tournament. Held at Euless’ Texas Star Golf Course on April 13, the event provided members of both chapters a chance to enjoy the green, network and possibly score some bragging rights....

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04/27/2017 17:15:00 | Viewed: 0
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Two days in College Station

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - The Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA) hosted its 2017 Short Course Mar. 2-3 at Cavalry Court in College Station with 57 attendees from across the state....

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04/27/2017 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

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04/29/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0