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Fifty years of Dallas design

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Nine projects were selected from 71 entries to be honored at American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Dallas Design Awards. The event, which is now in its 50th year, is the organization’s highest recognition of works exemplifying excellence in built projects by Dallas architects. In addition to six commercial projects, three residential projects – 5G Studio Collaborative’s Winnwood Residence, A Gruppo Architects’ Snyder...

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Good sports!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The North Texas Roofing Contractors Association’s (NTRCA) 2017 Clay Shoot was a shoot and a holler! The annual event, held Sept. 20 at Elm Fork Shooting Sports, challenged teams – as well as individual shooters – on two courses. The CertainTeed team and the Southern Shingles team reigned supreme, and went home with trophies and bragging rights until the 2018 event. –mjm...

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Just give ‘em that countryside

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Bear Creek Golf Club’s green acres were the place to be Oct. 16. The American Subcontractors Association’s (ASA) 2017 Golf Tournament hosted three flights of fun at the Dallas club. –mjm...

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‘Gaters gonna gate

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Over 1,000 TEXO members and their families filled the fields at Lake Grapevine’s Silver Lake Marina to throw washers, eat chili and barbecue and help feed others too. The TEXO YCC Tailgate is the trifecta of the association’s final Challenge Cup events, combining the washer tournament, chili cook-off and barbecue (chicken, ribs and brisket) cook-off. The event, held Oct. 21, also served as a company canned food drive competi...

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Honor role

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Black-owned businesses, corporate partners and diversity specialists in the North Texas region were honored at the Regional Black Contractors Association’s (RBCA) Inaugural 2017 Chairman’s Awards Gala. Texas House of Representative of District 109, Helen Giddings, served as keynote speaker at the event, which was hosted Sep. 22 at Doubletree by Hilton Dallas-Campbell Centre. –mjm...

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Women honored

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The achievements of women in architecture, engineering and construction were honored Oct. 19 at Regional Hispanic Contractors Association’s Luna Awards Luncheon. Hosted at the OMNI Fort Worth Hotel, the event recognized professionals who exemplified excellence in their respective categories. –mjm...

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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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