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Focus - Construction education

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The construction industry is a wide-reaching and exceptionally dynamic field. It is a central part of our US economy with some estimates of domestic annual construction over $1.2 trillion. Since the last economic downturn, not only have projects grown in complexity and size, but they now need to be delivered quicker. Thankfully, these are problems we can – and are – solving as an industry. The greatest challenge for us isn...

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02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Understanding the “Duty of Care”

DALLAS/FT WORTH - In brief, this article discusses the duty of care businesses may create when hiring and controlling a subcontractor or independent contractor and ways to mitigate that risk and liability....

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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - 2019 Texas contractors be wary

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Texas contractors had a generally strong year in 2018 and can expect a repeat in 2019. However, there are three reasons for caution: rising materials costs, an ever-tightening labor market, and increasing interest rates....

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12/31/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Sany

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Designed in the United States, made in China, SANY SMG series heavy duty motor grader is built to level the roughest road. Moldboard, ripper, and dozer blade are available to fit for varying road conditions....

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11/29/2018 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Genie®

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Genie® trailer-mounted Z®-booms feature an outstanding operating envelope, making them ideal to reach jobs high and low. With easy-to-tow mobility and simple pictograph controls, Genie trailer-mounted Z-booms take productivity to new heights. Operating envelope of a Z-boom — reaches up, over and out....

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11/29/2018 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - GEHL RT165 compact track loader

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The Gehl RT165 compact track loader takes performance to the next level. Designed with compact dimensions and operator’s choice of controls—joystick, T-bar, or hand-foot—this machine is ideal for many applications in the rental, landscape and construction industries. It was also built on an adapted R165 skid loader chassis for 85% parts commonality, another benefit for rental companies....

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Legal - Responding to OSHA’s multi-employer citation policy

SAN ANTONIO - In late 2018, the federal courts of appeals for Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi overturned thirty seven years’ of precedent in deciding that the Occupational Safety & Health Administration can issue citations for a workplace hazard to entities other than the actual employer of the worker exposed to the hazard....

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02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - The 2017 AIA Insurance Exhibit and prohibited exclusions

SAN ANTONIO - The 2017 AIA Insurance Exhibit includes significant enhancements in both the coverage required and in the manner in which coverage is required. One of those enhancements is that this Exhibit not only details certain coverages that must be provided but goes on to prohibit a variety of exclusions that cannot included in a downstream party’s insurance program....

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Accounting - YOU are not your business

SAN ANTONIO - When it’s time to sell your business, you might discover you tied too much of yourself into it. Your money, assets—even your reputation—can be so entwined in the business that they’re difficult to separate. Unwinding those ties can be costly and confusing. Save yourself the trouble and consider the following areas to address while creating your exit plan....

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Focus - College isn’t for everyone

SAN ANTONIO - Moreno is a former Career & Technology Education (CTE) instructor, during which time he worked to build the gap between construction companies and schools. He is currently visiting the CTE program at the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, trying to make connections between construction companies and the district’s schools....

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