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Animal instincts

DALLAS/FT WORTH - An acre of land in the small rural town of Cross Roads holds many building possibilities, especially if that acre is positioned next to a Walmart in a high-traffic area. One veterinarian saw the possibilities, recognizing 11930 US Hwy 380 as the perfect spot to build Village Veterinary Center, a 4010sf clinic that could serve the pet owners of Cross Roads and surrounding areas....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Center forward

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Lancaster has enjoyed a steady growth in its distribution, manufacturing and retail sectors, and in February added another jewel to its distribution crown, thanks to general contractor Arch-Con Construction and client Denver-based developer Huntington Industrial Partners....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
07/27/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Camera ready

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Nestled among an older Fort Worth neighborhood, a vibrant cultural district and unceasing construc-tion on Montgomery Street, the new Fort Worth Camera location is ready for its close-up....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
06/30/2017 00:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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Floor finishes in 1st place

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - Hot tires. Hazardous fluids. Heavy equipment. Dropped tools. A racetrack’s garage floor must be able to work as hard as the actual track, and after 20 years, the Texas Motor Speedway’s (TMS) original garage floors had taken a beating....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
04/27/2017 15:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Worthy of a pedal

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Even gas stations need a little fuel injection. The Chevron at 301 Legacy Drive in Plano was ready for a new roof and exterior improvements to entice customers....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
03/30/2017 19:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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Modular assignment

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – With Texas’ population boom, the demand for educational facilities has increased, and Arlington Classics Academy (ACA) was no exception. With more than 1,300 students enrolled in the charter school’s two campuses, ACA needed more space for an additional 192 students in grades 3-5....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
02/24/2017 20:54:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Green Building - A green horizon

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The construction industry as whole is doing fine. There are new projects and new products coming on board every day. Each city faces its obstacles. Our challenges are still the same, lead times for permits are still lagging and the shortage of labor has always been a factor....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

Created by : rdoebblercn
09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - The Economic Loss Rule and construction defect litigation Part 3: Blurred lines, uncertainty, and recent legal developments

AUSTIN - This is the third article in a three-part series about the economic loss rule. As previously discussed, the rule sorts legal claims by distinguishing whether a party can recover under contract or in tort. Thus, how the rule draws the line between contract and tort claims is vital for those in the construction industry. Indeed, if the rule sets a broad scope for contract claims, parties who rely on the certainty provided by certain contra...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

AUSTIN - On March 25th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are now subject to new standards for protecting workers. As the construction industry approaches the required implementation date of September 23, 2017, it is a good time to review the highlights....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0