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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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Claying in the puddles

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Two hundred and thirty shooters took to the targets Aug. 19, even as thunder rolled toward Alpine Shooting Range. Showers eventually sprinkled during American Subcontractors Association’s (ASA) 2016 Clay Shoot, but that didn’t keep the attendees from giving the event their best shot. After the shooters came in for lunch, raffle winners were announced and individual, team and Lewis Class winners received their awards. Pri...

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08/31/2016 14:38:00 | Viewed: 0
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Not small at all

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Go bigger or go home! That was the thinking of North Texas Roofing Contractors Association when it hosted its Not So Mini Trade Show 2016. The event, held at Arlington’s 1010 Collins Street on Aug. 10, gave attendees an opportunity to check out vendors’ latest products and services. –mjm...

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08/30/2016 20:58:00 | Viewed: 0
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Range rovers

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – One hundred thirty-two shooters showed off their range at the Independent Electrical Contractors Association’s (IEC) 10th annual Clay Shoot on Aug. 12. Four teams at the event, hosted at Fort Worth’s Alpine Gun Range, were ultimately awarded cash prizes, and all players were eligible to win raffle prizes, including thermoses and LED lights....

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08/30/2016 20:55:00 | Viewed: 0
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It’s great to be 58!

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – This year’s annual meeting of the Earthmoving Contractors Association of Texas (ECAT) celebrated its 58th year, because contractors from around the San Antonio area first organized the group in 1958, meeting and organizing the association with the help of HOLT CAT of San Antonio....

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07/28/2016 18:51:00 | Viewed: 0
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Pier review

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The United Masonry Contractors Association’s (UMCA) Dallas/Fort Worth chapter hosted its annual Golden Trowel Awards Jun. 7. The event recognizes member individuals and companies whose projects inspire the improvement of excellence standards in the masonry field. –mjm Photos by Lacy Gladu...

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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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