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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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Star tour

DALLAS/FT WORTH - L-R: George McGraw, Plains Capital Bank; Brian Kindopp, Staley Steel; Pam & Kelly Clymer, Mid South Fire Solutions attended the The Star Tour hosted by Subcontractors Association of the Metroplex (SAM) Jun. 7. –cmw...

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Getting ready

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The East Dallas small group of TEXO’s Young Constructors Council filled backpacks Jun. 13 for Hope Supply Co.’s Tools for School Drive. –cmw...

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Stacking to win

DALLAS/FT WORTH - On May 9, the United Masonry Contractors Association (UMCA) held a bricklaying contest at North Lake College. The contest began at 5pm followed by a prime rib dinner. -cmw...

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Golfing cowboy style

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The North Texas Roofing Contractors Association (NTRCA) held its annual golf tournament May 21st at Cowboys Golf Club. To accommodate the multitude of golfers, the NTRCA had a morning and an afternoon tee time. -cmw...

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Legal - Emerging risk—Misappropriation of pay application proceeds under a factoring agreement

AUSTIN - The explosion of factors in the construction industry has exposed a legislative gap in the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act (the “Act”). The Texas Legislature created the Act as a remedial measure to ensure that contractors, subcontractors, and materialman are paid for their work to improve real property. The Act imposes a fiduciary duty on contractors and subcontractors who are paid directly under a construction contract. These co...

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OSHA electronic injury reporting

AUSTIN - In 2017, OSHA began collecting OSHA 300A data from employers that are required to maintain the OSHA injury illness log and have 20 or more employees. Employers in certain NAICS codes who must submit data electronically are listed here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/NAICScodesforelectronicsubmission.html...

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Insurance - Third Party Over Actions required by written contract

HOUSTON - What is one of the most common types of construction claim arising from on-going operations? It’s called a “third party over action”. As an example, subcontractor’s employee is injured on the job, makes a workers’ compensation claim, but is dissatisfied with the benefits provided. Subcontractor’s employee is prohibited from suing his/her employer due to the exclusive remedy rule of workers’ compensation, so that employe...

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Accounting - Passing down your family business

SAN ANTONIO - Last month we talked about retiring from your business and the succession planning it requires. This month, I’d like to focus on keeping the business in the family. Is it your dream to pass your business down to a son, daughter or another family member? Maybe your dream is for several heirs to one day run the business together?...

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