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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 – 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....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
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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Ride for freedom

SAN ANTONIO - Approximatly 800,000 motorcycles rolled into D.C. from around the country for the 31st annual Memorial ride on Sunday, May 27. The ride begins at the Pentagon, through DC, then onto Potomac Park by the Lincoln Monument. Thousands of spectators lined the streets along the route to observe this spectacular event, waving flags and remembering what Memorial Day is all about. It’s a great place to be to celebrate our military veterans...

Created by : rdoebblercn
06/28/2018 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Construction News in the Big Apple

SAN ANTONIO - Construction News’ editor, Melissa Jones-Meyer and son Avery, take in the sights in New York’s famous Times Square....

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06/28/2018 11:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Current flow of electricity

SAN ANTONIO - Electrical contractors work in a very competitive electrical construction industry. Electrical workers must be trained in safe work practices and National Electrical Code (NEC) compliant installations. Jobsite conditions can vary with tight scheduling demands affected by special equipment, such as lighting, generators, and distribution equipment....

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06/28/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Programmable switching

HOUSTON - A native of Houston, Hengst began his electrical trade career in 1974. He became a Journeyman in 1977 and then progressed to be a Houston Master Electrician (HMEL 205) in 1990. His career has covered industrial, aviation and commercial installations throughout the greater Houston area, combining hands on and management roles. He is a principle member for the IEC on Code Making Panel 8 and a member of UL STP 5 and 6 along with a number ...

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06/28/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0