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Women who wow

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The achievements of women in the architecture, engineering and construction industry were honored at the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association’s (RHCA) annual Luna Awards. Hosted Oct. 28 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, the Luna Awards Luncheon, Conference and Expo celebrates the nominees and winners and features companies and panels that support and benefit women in the construction industry. The event also serves as a f...

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11/28/2016 17:50:00 | Viewed: 0
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Opening a can of warm

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Doing good can be good for the do-er too, and there were 11 do-gooders who donated their time, canned goods and ingenuity for Canstruction Fort Worth....

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10/25/2016 20:17:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fall-ing into fun

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The American Subcontractors Association’s (ASA) North Texas chapter took advantage of the last days of warmer temps and ushered in fall by hosting two events....

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10/25/2016 20:12:00 | Viewed: 0
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The final challenge

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – It was the ultimate competition: A washer tournament, chili cookout and bbq cook-off. TEXO’s Young Constructors Council (YCC) combined the association’s final Challenge Cup events this year to heighten the competition at its annual tailgate....

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10/25/2016 19:55:00 | Viewed: 0
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Constellation prizes

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Several shining stars in the construction industry were honored at an awards luncheon hosted by the Asian American Contractors Association of Texas (AACATX). The 2016 Constellation Awards, held Oct. 20 at Richardson’s Kasra Restaurant, thanked and highlighted individuals who give outstanding opportunities to Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs and DBEs) and who have given strong support to AACATX members....

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10/25/2016 19:49:00 | Viewed: 0
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Can creations

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Dallas architects, engineers, contractors, designers and design school students had their can game plans ready for Society of Design Administration (SDA)’s Dallas chapter’s Canstruction. In a 10ft by 10ft by 10ft space, 28 competing teams constructed can-and-box creations, with all food being donated to the North Texas Food Bank. Canstruction Dallas donated 158,300 cans of food through the competition this year, with a t...

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10/25/2016 19:18:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Shore it. Slope it. Shield it.

SAN ANTONIO - Trenching and excavation work exposes workers to extremely dangerous hazards. According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) data, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 130 fatalities recorded in trenching and excavation operations between 2011 and 2016. The private construction industry accounted for 80%, or 104, of those fatalities. An alarming 49% of those construction fatalities occurred be...

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Legal - Emerging risk - Recovery of attorney’s fees in construction disputes: The devil is in the details

SAN ANTONIO - The long held general rule of law in Texas regarding the recovery of attorney’s fees is that attorney’s fees paid to prosecute or defend a lawsuit cannot be recovered in that suit absent a statute or contract that allows for their recovery. For more than 100 years, the Courts of our great state have held that they do not have the authority to require a losing party to pay the prevailing party’s fees unless a statute or contra...

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Insurance - Workers Compensation

SAN ANTONIO - Texas, unlike other states, does not require an employer to have workers’ compensation coverage....

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Accounting - Why the construction industry needs cybersecurity

SAN ANTONIO - It’s no secret that cybercrime is costly. According to a study by McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the cost of cybercrime to the global community reached record levels in 2017, totaling between $445 and $608 billion.1 By 2019, the global cost of data breaches is expected to increase to $2.1 trillion.2...

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