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A trend in LEED

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – More and more, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is inspiring contractors and building owners to plan, construct, maintain and operate buildings in an environmentally conscious way. To earn LEED certification, projects must earn points across multiple sustainability categories; based on the number of points earned, a project qualifies for a Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum rating. More than 58,000 comme...

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01/26/2017 22:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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Just what the doctor ordered

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – With more than 150 employees, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)’s membership and staff was growing at a rapid rate. Their office space, however, wasn’t, and ACEP couldn’t find an existing building in the area that met its needs....

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12/29/2016 16:43:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fourth part harmony

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Former alfalfa farmland in Richardson has yielded a new kind of bounty – the new “live, work, play”–style CityLine development. At full build-out, the mixed-use project will boast 5 million sf of office space, multi-family residential units, more than 60 dining and service retail options, two hotels and two parks....

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11/28/2016 17:37:00 | Viewed: 0
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Building flexibility

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Flexibilty on the part of both contractor and client is beneficial during any construction project. When building on a lot already occupied by structures, inventory and employees, flexibility is imperative, especially when the project is expected to take two and a half years....

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10/25/2016 20:10:00 | Viewed: 0
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Rustic renovation

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Texadelphia found an ideal retail center space for its new Richardson restaurant at 100 South Central Expressway – except it wasn’t ideal. A 50-year revolving door of retail and restaurant tenants had left the space in clear need of a finish-out....

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09/30/2016 15:45:00 | Viewed: 0
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A study in green space

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Campus growth was pushing one student body, faculty and staff out of its natural habitat. When Tarleton State University became a member of the Texas A&M system in 1917, it started to experience the steady growth that led to its 11,000 student-strong population. But as buildings were erected to keep up with the growth, recreational spaces for them to congregate were dwindling....

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08/31/2016 15:14:00 | 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