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It was golden

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The Texas Masonry Council hosted its annual convention Aug. 3-5 in Austin. Besides playing golf, betting big on a casino night, holding a workforce development fundraiser and a live auction, the organization handed out its 2016 Golden Trowel Awards to honor its best and brightest. Pictured are the Dalas/Fort Worth winners.–cw...

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10/03/2016 19:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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Charging the plate

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) members rounded the bases at Texas Rangers Stadium Sep. 15, learning the latest about their industry and meeting others working in their field....

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10/03/2016 19:13:00 | Viewed: 0
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Exceptional architecture

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The Texas Society of Architects (TSA) recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Honor Awards. This program recognizes exceptional members, firms, individuals, and organizations for outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture, the built environment, and quality of life in Texas. Honorees will be recognized at the 77th Annual Convention and Design Expo, Nov. 3–5 in San Antonio. –cw...

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10/03/2016 18:56:00 | Viewed: 0
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Trench fare

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – More than 300 industry members gathered at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in Fort Worth to learn about trench safety from the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)....

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10/03/2016 16:36:00 | Viewed: 0
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Resilience see

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Recent headline-making natural disasters, including flooding and droughts, have increased the need for effective systems to address them. Resilience was the focus of the 9th annual North Texas Sustainable Showcase, held July 28 at Grapevine’s The Laurel. American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Dallas Committee on the Environment (COTE), U.S. Green Building Council Texas (USGBC) and Construction Specification Institute’...

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08/31/2016 14:47:00 | Viewed: 0
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Getting’ that green

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Seventy-five tee players fought for their turf at The Colony’s TopGolf on Aug. 17. The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) hosted a top-of-the-line experience with food, fun and fores! Proceeds benefitted NUCA’s scholarship fund. Three teams won first place in “TopGolf Game,” “Top Score” and “Best Bay.” –mjm...

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08/31/2016 14:42:00 | 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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03/28/2019 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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03/28/2019 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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