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Women in Construction – Women can achieve a career in construction

FORT WORTH – My career in the construction industry began as an accountant/bookkeeper for a homebuilder. I found the industry to be a very good career choice for me and I spent about 20 years in residential construction. Approximately 10 of those years I was a custom homebuilder building only custom homes. For the past 13 years I have worked for general contractors focusing mainly on commercial construction....

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04/01/2015 18:08:00 | Viewed: 0
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Women in Construction – Studying, networking key for women

FORT WORTH – What is your background in the construction industry? I came out of the military, where I managed transportation. When I was recruited from the military, I went into manufacturing, then left corporate to start my own business. I founded my company in 1995, first as a construction cleaning company. In 1996, I actually merged to general contracting. My background is concrete; I do commercial and heavy highway....

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04/01/2015 18:08:00 | Viewed: 0
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FOCUS – Construction Education - Education and experience equally important

SAN ANTONIO – How have construction education and training changed over the years? Construction education has always been dynamic and evolving. The demand of stringent industry standards and quality, as well as the growing emphasis on making buildings more energy efficient, require a high level of knowledge and education. Keeping abreast of current technological changes, emerging techniques and methods and computer knowledge and skills will h...

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02/26/2015 19:29:00 | Viewed: 0
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FOCUS – Construction Safety – Safety records affect profits

DALLAS – How does construction safety impact a company? With over $55 billion spent annually in disabling workplace injuries and illnesses, workplace safety practices have a tremendous impact, both morally and financially, on organizations within the construction industry. In today’s competitive market, organizations are seeing profit margins shrink and are seeking ways to reduce cost and improve their bottom line....

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02/05/2015 16:43:00 | Viewed: 4
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Focus – Growth rapid, but cost an issue

FORT WORTH– How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? Fortunately, the Fort Worth Metroplex has experienced rapid growth in population, as well as increased construction activity in residential, commercial and industrial fields. This growth translates into increased production in my architectural and construction firm since we have experience in site planning, architecture, interior design and general co...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
11/06/2014 17:02:00 | Viewed: 15
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Focus – Business up, labor needed

DALLAS – How would you describe the state of the construction industry? The construction industry in Texas has always been active to some degree. Even with the economic downturn back in 2009, Texas still had more projects in the works than any other state. I relate that to labor costs, cost of living and the Texas government policies in effect that make it easy to not only relocate but build in this state. The Texas Enterprise Fund has been ...

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10/07/2014 15:08:00 | Viewed: 23
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Hitting the slopes

AUSTIN - Construction News’ Dana Calonge shared this photo of her and husband Dick in Breckenridge, CO where the two escaped to celebrate Dana’s birthday. -cmw...

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - New year, new ideas for recruiting and retaining employees in the construction industry

AUSTIN - For the U.S. economy, the positive signs continue: unemployment rates are at historic lows, consumer spending is increasing, the stock market–while volatile at times–continues to set new records and optimism is at an all-time high....

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Effective emergency planning critical to managing OSHA investigations and rising incident penalties

AUSTIN - The stated purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” OSHA has promulgated various standards to create rules employers must use to protect their employees from hazards....

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Managing your fleet exposures - driver qualifications

AUSTIN - What is the biggest risk for your operations? A worker injury, a big liability claim, a large property loss?...

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0