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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....

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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...

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02/27/2014 16:05:00 | Viewed: 278
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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