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Right in the WIC of it

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – For one week in March, women in the construction industry are annually feted for their many and varied contributions to the construction industry. Women in Construction (WIC) Week is one of the National Association of Women in Construction’s (NAWIC) most anticipated events, and the Fort Worth chapter (NAWIC’s first) pulled out all of the stops to celebrate....

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Locally grown

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The theme “The Growth of North Texas: A Defining Opportunity” was explored by both industry professionals and students at the 14th annual University of Texas at Arlington’s (UTA) Building Science Expo....

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02/26/2016 19:49:00 | Viewed: 0
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Morning glory

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – It’s never too early to recognize great construction companies and their work! The Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA) hosted an early-morning 9th annual Pillar Awards Breakfast and State of the RHCA on Feb. 19 at Omni Dallas Hotel. The event began with a 7 a.m. Chairman’s Power Breakfast, followed by a presentation of awards in four categories: Project of the Year, General Contractor of the Year, Subcontrac...

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02/26/2016 19:41:00 | Viewed: 0
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PAC-ing ‘em in

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – U.S. Representatives and Senators greeted the construction crowd Feb. 18. Nearly 70 members of the American Subcontractors Association’s (ASA) North Texas chapter filled Irving’s La Cima Club for a PAC fundraiser hosted by the association. The event offered ASA members an opportunity to meet their legislature and hear their plans to address issues facing the industry. –mjm...

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02/26/2016 17:58:00 | Viewed: 0
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Turf war

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – At moments, it all came down to a swing and a player as 250 golfers competed for top prize at the TopGolf Tournament in The Colony. Hosted by the American Subcontractors Association’s North Texas chapter and TEXO, the Construction Association on Feb. 11, the event divided up the players into foursomes so that they could battle it out on the putting turf. –mjm...

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2016 AIA Fellows announced

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – On Feb. 12, the American Institute of Architects announced the newest members of its prestigious College of Fellows....

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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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