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Building the next generation

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The construction industry may have a labor shortage, but there is no shortage of young ladies who are enthusiastic about construction! United Rentals and Kiewit teamed up with Girls Inc. and the National Association of Women in Construction’s (NAWIC) Dallas chapter to host a “Block Kids” event....

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07/27/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0

They’re golden

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The United Masonry Contractors Association of Dallas/Fort Worth celebrated its members and those who support the craft of mansonry at its annual Golden Trowel reception, banquet and awards ceremony. Held Jun. 13 at the D/FW Marriott, the event also celebrated the architects, craftsmen, and suppliers that support the association and its members. –mjm...

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Remembering the journey

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Sometimes when things don’t work out, they do.Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and Associated General Contractors (AGC) had unsuccessfully attempted a merger in 1994. However, just because the two associations weren’t combining into one didn’t mean they couldn’t train together, and Construction Education Foundation Inc. (CEF) was created....

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Celebration of subcontractors

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The American Subcontractors Association’s (ASA) North Texas chapter hosted its annual awards program Jun. 8. The event, hosted at Irving’s DFW Airport Marriott, honored members for their outstanding contributions, including the late Pat O’Brien of Rogers O’Brien, who was honored with the association’s “Impact Award,” and the Construction Education Foundation (CEF) on its 20th anniversary. –mjm...

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Having a shell ol’ time!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Pulled guns and pulled beef – the National Utility Contractors Associa-tion’s (NUCA) North Texas chapter ensured May 24 was full of both! The association’s 4th annual PORKaPULLuza Clay Shoot, hosted at Lewisville’s Dallas Gun Club, was a three-flight day of capping clay, biting into barbecue, and pulling for prizes. –mjm...

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Upper management

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) North Texas chapter hosted its 3rd Annual Awards Banquet May 24 at Irving’s DFW Sheraton. The event, which is the chapter’s largest of the year, honors outstanding achievement in the practice of con-struction management as well as local owners who support the chapter. –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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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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