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Senior high-end living

DALLAS/FT WORTH - If you’ve been driving in Collin County on The Dallas North Tollway over the past few years you’ve seen plenty of cranes and construction sites in the Plano Legacy area. But if you drive even further north you will suddenly find that the construction doesn’t end in Plano.  Next up is Frisco’s $5 billion dollar mile. ...

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02/26/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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‘Cool’ auto mall

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Years ago, Construction News had the opportunity to interview Mark and Linda Piepenbrok, the owners of WestWind Building Corporation. Westwind is a general contractor that specializes in automobile facilities, corporate offices, medical buildings and country clubs. Since our interview, Westwind continues building and remodeling many of the metroplex dealerships. Mark Piepenbrok founded the company in the fall of 1991....

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Retail luxury

SAN ANTONIO - Dominion Springs Plaza is a planned retail development fronting the luxurious 325-unit Grand at The Dominion apartments located at interstate 10 and Boerne Stage Road....

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Making a splash

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Built in 1985, North Lake College’s natatorium is a community asset in heavy rotation. Shared between the college, Irving ISD and the City of Irving, the natatorium is Irving’s only Olympic-size pool. The USA Swim Club and other schools utilize it for swim practices and competitions and the community enjoys swim lessons, water aerobics and other events there. Conveniently, the Pirouettes of Texas synchronized swim team calls...

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11/29/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Courthouse is in session

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Denton County had a vision: Each precinct commissioner would have their own building, while also housing an annex building for the county. The facility would include the precinct’s justice of the peace, the commissioner’s office, tax and clerk’s offices, the constable, adult and juvenile supervision and the Department of Public Safety....

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10/30/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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To the Manor reborn

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Today’s apartments aren’t just places to lay one’s head; discerning residents want ample, modern spaces in which to entertain, work out, socialize and more. To make sure their residents enjoyed living at Plano’s Courtney Manor Apartments at 9100 Independence Pkwy, owner Cottonwood Residential enlisted the services of Guardian Construction to renovate the clubhouse, leasing and fitness center....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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01/30/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0