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Out of this world talent

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The Asian American Contractors Association of Texas (AACATX) hosted its annual awards luncheon Oct. 26 at Richardson’s Kasra Restaurant. Construction superstars were honored at the event for excellence in their field. –mjm Photo credit: Samuel Hsu Photography...

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A NARI good night

DALLAS/FT WORTH - North Texas contractors were honored for their outstanding work on Nov. 14 at the Doubletree by Hilton Dallas-Campbell Centre. The 2018 NARI CotY Awards, hosted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) Greater Dallas chapter, recognized companies in 21 categories during the association’s “Evening of Excellence.” –mjm Photo credit: Ken Vaughan/Vaughan Creative Media...

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Lining up for fun

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Local roofers tested the waters of their fishing skills Oct. 12-13 at Lake Texoma’s Grand Pappy’s Point Marina. The North Texas Roofing Contractors Association’s (NTRCA) Fishing Tournament was two days of competition, cooking out and plenty of catches. –mjm...

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Cans of whoop!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - On Oct. 15, teams comprised of Fort Worth architects, engineers, contractors, designers and students created works of art out of canned and packaged food. The goal? Each creation helped raise awareness about hunger in the community, with all food that was used donated to Tarrant Area Food Bank. CANstruction’s 19th Annual Fort Worth Exhibition challenged the teams to design and build structures for display in a 10 ft. by 10 ft....

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NAWIC’s new leadership

DALLAS/FT WORTH - On Aug. 30, Beth Brooks, CAE took over the role of executive vice president of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), a continuation of more than 30 years of leadership for the Certified Association Executive....

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Two times the tee!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Teams fought for first at Dallas’ Bear Creek’s east and west golf courses on Oct. 9. In the end, the Automatic Fire Protection team and the Classic Fire & Hunter Fire Protection team putted their way to the prize at the 28th Annual Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association of Texas’ (FSCATX) Golf Classic. –mjm...

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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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