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Clays, no matter what

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Forth Worth Chapter did not let a little rain keep them indoors. Members and guests gathered at Defenders Outdoors for the association’s clay shoot on Aug. 10. It rained 90 percent of the shoot, drenching everyone. But man, did they have a blast! –cmw...

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Target practice

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The Texas DFW Council Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) hosted their Spring Tactical Shoot May 18 at the TDSA Private Outdoor Range in Ferris, TX. Experienced SWAT instructors from Group 6 Training used the AR15 platform to train 36 painting contractors and their associates on real world close quarters battle tactics, which included engaging and identifying multiple threats. The event ended with a scored SW...

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King pin

DALLAS/FT WORTH - City Wide Mechanical took first place at the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) bowling tournament held on Jul. 19. L-R: John Ivey, Ryan Ivey, Lori Ivey, Rick Mitchell and Josh Williams. -cmw...

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Showing appreciation

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Forth Worth Chapter hosted their industry appreciation night Jul. 19 at Diamond Oaks Country Club. Members of the association treated guests to night of fine dining. –cmw...

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CEF 2018 graduation

DALLAS/FT WORTH - On Jun. 21, the Construction Education Foundation (CEF) held a graduation ceremony for apprentices having completed their required hours of the association’s four-year program. The event was held at the Westin Hotel in Irving. Eighty-eight graduates from eight trades, construction management and supervisory training participated in the graduation ceremony with 750 in attendance to include family members, industry and compa...

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Electrical graduation

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The Dallas Chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) celebrated the graduation of 97 electrician apprentices May 29, with over 800 in attendance. Mr. Julian Alvarez, Texas Commission of Labor, Texas Workforce Commission was the commencement speaker. The IEC apprenticeship is a four-year program registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. Upon successful completion of the pr...

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Focus - Embracing staffing & technology challenges

DALLAS/FT WORTH - It’s a good time to be in construction and engineering/ architectural design in Texas....

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Focus - Growing with growth

SAN ANTONIO - Jason Puchot holds a degree in Evidence Based Design from Texas A&M University. He is a Board Certified Healthcare Architect and has specialized in healthcare design since 2002....

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Legal - Design defects threaten Texas contractors

SAN ANTONIO - Many Texas contractors wrongly assume they have no responsibility for errors or omissions in plans and specifications. To the contrary, Texas courts have held contractors – not owners – bear the risk and liability of deficient plans when the contract is silent on the issue....

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Insurance - Litigious personal injury (PI) attorney-driven climate on commercial auto – Must address directly with your driver group

SAN ANTONIO - Have you seen your Auto rates steadily increasing over the last several years? You are not alone, it’s happening on all commercial insurance accounts across the board regardless of your own individual account’s auto experience – an 8% bump, 10% bump, even 15% or more are becoming more and more common!...

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