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Leadership Christmas

HOUSTON - It was a festive mood filled with holiday cheer Dec. 4 at the Houstonian’s historic Manor House, which was for the for Associated General Contractor’s (AGC) leaders to celebrate the year’s achievements....

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Pretty sweet structures

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Some pretty sweet building skills were on display throughout December at North Park Center....

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Two reasons for the season

DALLAS/FT WORTH - It was the most wonderful time, not just of the year but of the past 60 years! The Independent Electrical Contractors Association’s (IEC) Dallas chapter celebrated its 60th Anniversary and annual Christmas Dinner and Las Vegas Night Dec. 14 at Wyndham Suites – Park Central. –mjm...

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Best bet

DALLAS/FT WORTH - It was a night of kudos and cards Nov. 16 at Grapevine’s Courtyard Marriott TownePlace Suites. The Drywall Electrical Contractors Association (DACA) hosted a casino night and banquet honoring President Award winner Johnny Barnes of Baker Drywall, OSHA’s Alliance with DACA and NCCER certification recipients Jonathan Castillo and James Cichocki of Marek. –mjm...

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Win-ter Win-derland

DALLAS/FT WORTH - TEXO, The Construction Association hosted its annual Holiday and Awards Gala Dec. 7 at Grapevine’s Gaylord Texan, and the event was a win-win for guests. Construction companies were cheered on as they were recognized with “distinguished building” and “merit” awards for excellence in their work. Many were honored for their safety on job sites as well, while individuals were celebrated for their personal contributions. A...

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Built to the hilt

DALLAS/FT WORTH - More than 350 members of the Dallas and Fort Worth architectural, engineering, construction and development communities celebrated outstanding built environments at the 14th Annual Topping Out Networking Event & Awards Program. Held Oct. 26 at The Statler, the event was hosted in partnership by the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Fort Worth chapter, TEXO and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). –mjm...

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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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