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DALLAS / FORT WORTH Focus

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Service Providers - Labor, immigration reform top issues

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? We are seeing a significant increase in commercial construction work all across the country. Many contractors are experiencing challenges with growth and labor is a significant part of that challenge....

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07/31/2015 20:18:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Electrical Industry - Solar up, copper theft down

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? Have you heard of an increase or slowdown in business?...

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07/08/2015 21:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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Concrete industry strong

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The industry is strong around the country, but it is exceptional in Texas. Our great state is very business friendly, which not only attracts big businesses to move here but generates population growth as well....

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05/01/2015 15:49:00 | Viewed: 0
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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 - The beneficial green

HOUSTON - Lyle Coston has over 20 years experience in sealants and waterproofing. He holds a BBA in Business Management from the University of Phoenix Houston. He has been part of the Chamberlin family for 18 years and is well versed in green building and sustainability....

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08/28/2018 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - A construction standard

DALLAS/FT WORTH - John O’Connor is an experienced director of preconstruction with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering degree focused in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University....

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08/28/2018 17:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Backover Incidents

SAN ANTONIO - A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle....

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08/28/2018 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Three steps employers can take to protect Latino and immigrant workers from discrimination

SAN ANTONIO - The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that Latinos make up 29 percent of construction workers in the United States. This percentage varies from state to state, with Latinos likely comprising more than 50 percent of construction workers in Texas. (The Center for Construction Research and Training estimates 55 percent). Other studies estimate that immigrants comprise about 25 percent of construction workers nationwide and 41 percen...

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