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The three roofeteers

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The hail that recently battered the Metroplex made multiple headlines, but one preschool’s story is much happier than it could have been, thanks to three local roofing companies....

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04/27/2016 20:11:00 | Viewed: 0
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Craw shucks!

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Everyone was crazy about the craw on Mar. 31 at the Silver Lake Marina at Lake Grapevine! TEXO, the Construction Association hosted a crawfish boil for its members as a 2016 debut for the association’s IMPACT Networking Series. –mjm...

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04/27/2016 19:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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Lucky Stars

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – There was not just one lone star, but several at Grand Prairie’s Lone Star Park on Apr. 8. It was there that the National Utility Contractors Association’s North Texas chapter held its 2016 Awards Banquet and Scholarship Fundraiser, honoring members and companies who shine in the construction industry. –mjm...

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04/27/2016 19:16:00 | Viewed: 0
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Tee totalers

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – It was time to tear up the tees at the 2016 annual Golf Classic, held on Apr. 11 at Dallas’ Bear Creek Golf Club. The players had a ‘hole’ lot of fun at the event, which was hosted by the DFW Drywall and Acoustical Contractors Association (DACA). –mjm...

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04/27/2016 19:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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Arts in crafts

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Did they have what it took to win? That was the question on the minds of more than 200 apprentices and craft trainees during 2016 National Craft Championships (NCC) held Mar. 1-4. The annual battle of wills and skills, hosted by the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC), took place during ABC’s Workforce Development Conference at Florida’s Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center....

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04/01/2016 17:52:00 | Viewed: 0
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50 years of subcontractors

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) held its national convention, SubExcel, Mar. 3-5 at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, FL. The annual conference also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the association, for which ASA created an anniversary book detailing its history....

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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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