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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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04/01/2016 17:51:00 | Viewed: 0
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Grabbing the gold

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Three local members of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recently proved that they had the Midas touch. The association’s Gold Circle Awards and Gold Circle Safety Awards were given to these companies at the NRCA’s 129th annual convention, held Feb. 17-19 in Orlando....

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04/01/2016 17:48:00 | Viewed: 0
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Another fis-skill year!

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – All award winners were accounted for at a financial fete hosted Mar. 17 at Irving’s Hackberry Creek Country Club. The Construction Financial Membership Association (CFMA) held its annual Construction Financial Professional of the Year Awards to honor association members whose financial acumen and experience have impacted the industry....

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04/01/2016 17:44:00 | Viewed: 0
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Lighting the WIC

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Women in Construction (WIC) Week, an event honoring women and their many contributions to the construction industry, is one of the year’s highlights for the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). To celebrate, the Dallas chapter lit up their week with a range of activities....

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04/01/2016 15:37:00 | Viewed: 0
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Grand gathering in Alamo City

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The Associated General Contractors (AGC) held its National Convention Mar. 9-11 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio. Approximately 2,300 people attended the three-day event....

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04/01/2016 15:13:00 | Viewed: 0
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Net(working) gains

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – A smaller purse that didn’t impede quick movement. Fifty business cards. Company marketing materials. A great elevator speech – and a smile!...

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04/01/2016 15:06:00 | 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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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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