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Contractors visit Vegas

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The 98th annual convention of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) was held Mar. 7-9 in Las Vegas in conjunction with CONEXPO-CON/AGG....

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03/30/2017 20:57:00 | Viewed: 0
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WIC clique

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)’s Fort Worth chapter not only stick together - they WIC together! The association’s “Women In Construction” (WIC) Week, held Mar. 5-11, celebrated women in construction and highlighted them as a visible component of the industry. The events also served as an opportunity for NAWIC members nationwide to raise awareness of opportunities available for women and th...

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03/30/2017 19:44:00 | Viewed: 0
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A flair for roofing

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Roofing industry members dressed for success Feb. 25, donning black tie, costumes and everything in between for North Texas Roofing Contractors Association (NTRCA)’s annual awards ceremony. NTRCA’s “Night at the Museum Awards Night,” hosted at Dallas’ Perot Museum, celebrated some of the roofing industry’s best. Winners were presented with Golden Hammer awards, and the best dressed were honored as well: Zenith Ro...

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03/30/2017 19:23:00 | Viewed: 0
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The en(gineering) crowd

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The North Texas region’s top engineers were celebrated Feb. 16 at the Texas Society of Professional Engineers’ (TSPE) annual Engineers Week 2017 Luncheon. The event, hosted at Plano Centre, also gave guests an opportunity to network with the largest audience of professional engineers in Texas. WFAA-TV’s Colleen Coyle served as the event’s emcee and Bud Weinstein, Ph.D of Southern Methodist University, delivered the k...

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02/27/2017 16:33:00 | Viewed: 0
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House of cards

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – It was a card day’s night Feb. 3 as 160 members of the utility and excavation industry enjoyed a Casino Night at the Westin D/FW. Hosted by the National Utility Contractor Association’s (NUCA) North Texas chapter, the event featured roulette, craps, black jack, poker and slots, sips and snacks and live music by the Jack Pyeatt Band. –mjm...

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02/27/2017 15:20:00 | Viewed: 0
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Pillars of the industry

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Companies and individuals were honored for their contributions to the construction industry Feb. 17 at Omni Fort Worth Hotel. The 10th annual Pillar Awards Luncheon, hosted by the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA), celebrated winners in eight categories at the association’s awards luncheon. –mjm...

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02/24/2017 22:13:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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