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Ready for launch

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Houston has had a chapter since 1969, but the Metroplex hasn’t had one – until now. The National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) held the launch event for its first Dallas/Fort Worth chapter on May 19 at Globe Life Park’s Cholula Porch....

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05/27/2016 15:33:00 | Viewed: 0
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‘Scaping out the competition

FORT WORTH – Greenscape dominated the green Apr. 27 at Keller’s Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club. The company linked up to beat out 35 other teams competing at the 32nd annual golf tournament, hosted by the National Association of Women in Construction’s (NAWIC) Fort Worth chapter. –mjm...

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05/27/2016 14:39:00 | Viewed: 0
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Seizing the Day

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Construction workers and their families were invited to Dallas’ Fair Park’s Women’s Museum Building on Apr. 30 to be celebrated and to take care of themselves and their families’ futures....

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05/27/2016 14:36:00 | Viewed: 0
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Celebration of ideas

DALLAS – More than 40 entries were considered and seven selected to receive top honors at the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Dallas chapter’s 2016 Unbuilt Design Awards Ceremony. Hosted Apr. 28 at 816 Montgomery, the event honored the year’s award recipients, with all entries on view via a pop-up gallery show....

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05/27/2016 14:32:00 | Viewed: 0
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A run run do

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Two hundred and thirty four bikers and drivers revved their engines the morning of May 14 to make the trek from Fort Worth or Dallas to Cedar Hill....

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05/26/2016 20:25:00 | Viewed: 0
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Hole in won

DALLAS/ FORT WORTH – Members of the Dallas and Fort Worth/Tarrant County chapters of the Independent Electrical Contractors Association (IEC) had a feeling in their putt Apr. 12. The association hosted its 10th annual Tom Jones Memorial Golf Tournament at Euless’ Texas Star Golf Course, and 212 golfers competed in morning and afternoon flights to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the IEC Foundat...

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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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