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Focus - Concrete repair industry programs

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Recent advancements in the concrete repair industry have changed the way repair and maintenance of concrete structures is approached. New technologies developed, refined, and widely implemented over the past few decades include cathodic protection systems for reinforcement corrosion mitigation, fiber reinforced polymers for strengthening and repair of structural concrete, and high-performance concrete mixes, such as self-consoli...

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04/29/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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FOCUS - Changing the industry

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Atcheson grew up in the construction industry and went to her father’s jobsites. She has worked on numerous projects through the years as well as advanced in her career to be an assistant superintendent at Skanska....

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03/28/2019 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

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04/29/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0