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Making waves

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Fire protection contractors from across the state played golf and went fishing at the Skins & Fins Tournament held at South Shore Harbour Resort in League City in Jun. 9-12....

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06/27/2016 15:39:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fully charged

FORT WORTH – The road to this graduation wasn’t an easy one: 8,000 on-the-job training hours, 576 classroom hours – not to mention the balance act of working during the day and attending night classes. Happily, on Jun. 9, 51 fourth-year graduates finally reached their destination....

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06/27/2016 15:28:00 | Viewed: 0
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Brain games for students

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – American Society of Civil Engineers Texas Section (ASCE) hosted the annual ASCE Student Symposium Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe Competition at Texas Tech in Lubbock Apr. 7-9. Student teams that garnered the top spots moved onto the national competition....

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05/27/2016 15:58:00 | Viewed: 0
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Pulling out all the stops

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – If you haven’t heard already, the PORKaPULLuza 3rd annual Clay Shoot & BBQ, hosted May 5 at Lewisville’s Dallas Gun Club, was kind of a ‘pig’ deal....

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05/27/2016 15:47:00 | Viewed: 0
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Bass en masse

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – More than 100 boats set out on Lake Bob Sandlin to catch more than the competition at the ASA/TEXO Bass Classic, held Apr. 22-23....

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05/27/2016 15:44:00 | Viewed: 0
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Wired to win

FORT WORTH – Nothing could trip their breakers. Not the written exam. Not the ladder diagram. Conduit bending and troubleshooting? Shoot … no trouble at all. The top three competitors also received ratings in the interview with chapter apprentice and training committee members and the physical wiring project....

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05/27/2016 15:40:00 | 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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