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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 ...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
10/07/2014 15:08:00 | Viewed: 23
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FOCUS – Cost may hinder building design innovation

DALLAS – Why is green building important to your clients? There are two types of clients. The first desires a building to occupy and is more interested in the cost to use it; implementing energy-efficient materials will keep costs down over time. The second client builds something to resell; those clients feel using green materials, and even securing LEED certification on a building, increases its resale value....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
09/29/2014 19:46:00 | Viewed: 23
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Focus - Industry is in “boom,” labor recruitment expanding

DALLAS – How would you describe the general state of the industry? The general state of the industry is vibrant and flourishing. As for how my company looks at this industry, I could say that our staff would probably call it a “boom,” because right now, what we’re seeing on the ground is a massive need [for labor]. We have experienced a steady increase in business growing at about 170% each year. Our corner of the industry usually follo...

Created by : mpaulcn
08/06/2014 14:23:00 | Viewed: 169
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Focus - Energy slowdown temporary, copper theft not

DALLAS – How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? Have you heard of an increase or a slowdown in business? Our construction market focus is Fortune 500 companies in energy and industrial manufacturing. Energy construction has been a bull market for over 10 years and just recently we have experienced a decline in new projects. Industrial construction continues to be a steady source of new and remodel proj...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
07/02/2014 16:26:00 | Viewed: 91
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Focus – Solid foundation equals success by Jana Hanna, President/Executive Director, Construction Education Foundation, Dallas, TX

DALLAS – What type of training is available at CEF? Construction Education Foundation Inc. (CEF) currently offers 275 classes per year.  Craft and Apprenticeship Training is offered in Carpentry, Electrical, Fire Protection, HVAC, Pipe Fitting, Plumbing, Sheet Metal and Welding. Career Development Classes include Field Engineering, Construction Management, Supervisory Training, Blueprint Reading, Estimating, Auto CAD, BIM, Scheduling, Constru...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
02/27/2014 16:05:00 | Viewed: 278
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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...

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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