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Winners take all

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Horseshoe Bay Resort was the picture perfect setting for the Associated General Contractors Texas Building Branch (AGC-TBB) 2016 convention Jun. 12-14. A golf tournament, safety awards luncheon and, of course, the anticipated annual outstanding construction awards were all part of the adventure. –cw Photos by Catherine Bezman...

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07/28/2016 16:31:00 | Viewed: 0
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Surveyors take to the sea

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS) held its 11th annual Hook, Line & Surveyor Scholarship Fishing Tournament Jul. 16 at Redfish Boat House in Aransas Pass. With 17 teams and approximately 68 participants, the event raised more than $5,000 for the association’s scholarship fund. –mh...

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07/28/2016 15:16:00 | Viewed: 0
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Banging about

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – It was a perfect day for clay. On Jul. 14, the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)’s North Texas chapter hosted its 2nd annual Sporting Clay Classic at Lewisville’s Dallas Gun Club. Fifty-two participants divided into 13 teams and spent their morning (and ammo) at 12 shooting stations. After the smoke cleared, members gathered for lunch and to see which three teams and individual shooters would be awarded cash...

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07/28/2016 14:50:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fun to spare

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – American Subcontractors Association’s (ASA) North Texas chapter held its second annual “Split Happens” bowling tournament Jul. 14 at AMF Euless Lanes. One hundred and fifty players divided into 30 company teams to bowl-ttle it out to victory. After all of the pins were swept away, City Wide Mechanical beat out last year’s winner, Dallas Door & Supply, for first place. –mjm...

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07/28/2016 14:47:00 | Viewed: 0
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Manage ability

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Several companies were recently recognized for their outstanding achievement in the practice of construction management. The Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) North Texas chapter hosted its 2016 Project Achievement Awards Banquet on May 26 at Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel. Awards are given to construction management practitioners for projects and programs in Texas that reflect CMAA’s mission. –mjm...

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06/27/2016 18:29:00 | Viewed: 0
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Beer throng

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Brewskis were poured and business cards traded at Dallas’ Community Beer Co. on Jun. 9. The Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA) and Equify LLC hosted a Client Appreciation Networking Reception for more than 200 RHCA members and their clients for a night of networking and building business relationships. –mjm...

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06/27/2016 18:25:00 | 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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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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