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DALLAS / FORT WORTH Focus

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Focus - “Robust environment of work”

DALLAS/FT WORTH - What are the “hot button” issues in your industry? • The client profile – Each client requires a different type of service from our firm. This demands that we be flexible and adaptable to meet stringent requirements on the government side, tight budgets on the private sector, and a performance driven environment at an institutional level....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Uninsured, low bidders a problem

DALLAS/FT WORTH - How would you describe the construction industry in general terms? We’re definitely in an upswing for sure; we’re definitely moving a lot of construction in the DFW Metroplex....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Green Building - Staying on top of green

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The construction industry is generally healthy, especially in Texas. We continue to see a large volume of work and expect that to continue for the near term. This has helped to bring fees up from their unsustainable lows of a few years back, although they have not rebounded to pre-recession numbers. Challenges continue to be seen with labor shortages. This contributes to rising costs. But most of the vertical markets continue to...

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Focus - Green Building - Creating a greener state

DALLAS/FT WORTH - How would you describe the state of the construction industry and have you experienced an increase or slowdown in business? For the most part I have seen a strong carry over from 2016 across the state. Parts of Texas are experiencing slowdowns in some sectors. The office market in Houston as an example, but overall it looks to be strong. Our Chapter members cross many disciplines – design, engineering, construction, real ...

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Focus - Green Building - Synthetic grass is green, and not just in color

DALLAS/FT WORTH - How would you describe the current state of the green building industry as it pertains to your business? Meeting with architects, construction specifiers, building product representatives and designers, the discussion of synthetic turf in the green building industry does come up with some of the complex and wide-ranging issues around the use of sustainable building materials, like synthetic turf, for healthier buildings...

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Focus - Service Providers - Clients changing to attract talent

DALLAS/FT WORTH - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? A lot of regions across the country have awakened in terms of overall construction, especially commercial. Dallas and Austin continue to be boom markets as hospital-ity, healthcare, office, higher education, high-tech and high-rise residential are all under construction or are in the planning stages. Houston’s K-12 cycle remains on the high end....

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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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