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Focus - Uninsured, low bidders a problem

DALLAS/FT WORTH - How would you describe the construction industry in general terms? We’re definitely in an upswing for sure; we’re definitely moving a lot of construction in the DFW Metroplex....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Green Building - Staying on top of green

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The construction industry is generally healthy, especially in Texas. We continue to see a large volume of work and expect that to continue for the near term. This has helped to bring fees up from their unsustainable lows of a few years back, although they have not rebounded to pre-recession numbers. Challenges continue to be seen with labor shortages. This contributes to rising costs. But most of the vertical markets continue to...

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08/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Green Building - Creating a greener state

DALLAS/FT WORTH - How would you describe the state of the construction industry and have you experienced an increase or slowdown in business? For the most part I have seen a strong carry over from 2016 across the state. Parts of Texas are experiencing slowdowns in some sectors. The office market in Houston as an example, but overall it looks to be strong. Our Chapter members cross many disciplines – design, engineering, construction, real ...

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Focus - Green Building - Synthetic grass is green, and not just in color

DALLAS/FT WORTH - How would you describe the current state of the green building industry as it pertains to your business? Meeting with architects, construction specifiers, building product representatives and designers, the discussion of synthetic turf in the green building industry does come up with some of the complex and wide-ranging issues around the use of sustainable building materials, like synthetic turf, for healthier buildings...

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Focus - Service Providers - Clients changing to attract talent

DALLAS/FT WORTH - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? A lot of regions across the country have awakened in terms of overall construction, especially commercial. Dallas and Austin continue to be boom markets as hospital-ity, healthcare, office, higher education, high-tech and high-rise residential are all under construction or are in the planning stages. Houston’s K-12 cycle remains on the high end....

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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FOCUS - Electrical Industry - Workload, costs, labor shortages up

DALLAS/FT 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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06/28/2017 15:09:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Getting your I-9 house in order

HOUSTON - From the 2016 Presidential campaign up through the furor over separation and detention of immigrant families this summer, immigration has been a top priority of President Donald Trump and his administration. Regardless of your personal politics, if you are an employer in construction or any related industry, you are in the crosshairs of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) now more than ever before....

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09/27/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Strong return to work strategy; key to good Workers’ Comp experience

AUSTIN - I’d like to share a best-practice strategy that can change your Workers’ Comp. experience for the better. Strongly consider a dedicated person to manage your Workers’ Comp. claims. This person needs to be genuinely caring for the welfare of your employees, but also a tough “bull dog” personality type. You want to be prepared with a strategy of using Return to Work and a Bona Fide Offer of Employment Letter (get sample from y...

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09/27/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Tax law impacts accounting

SAN ANTONIO - Many commercial construction projects can extend beyond one year. Federal tax law provides special rules for accounting for these long-term contracts (Internal Revenue Code Section 460). The rules apply to all long-term contracts unless the contract is exempt due to several exceptions provided by the tax law....

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09/27/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - The future of roofing

AUSTIN - Jody C. Delino graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lamar University. He has been part of the Fifth Wall family since 2007....

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