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DALLAS / FORT WORTH Focus

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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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08/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
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?...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
06/28/2017 15:09:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Education – Bright future in electrical training

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Describe the apprenticeship and training program. The North Texas Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust Fund trains people, who have no experience or a little experience, how to do electrical work. We take them from the very beginning and get them qualified to take the State of Texas electrical exam....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
02/27/2017 15:25:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Forecast – An exciting 2017

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – What markets do you expect KWA and the industry to see an increase in over the course of 2017? Why?...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
12/29/2016 16:22:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Xtreme

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Xtreme Manufacturing’s XR4030 heavy-duty rough terrain telehandler can lift up to 40,000 lbs....

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 21:11:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Assessing impact of Houston’s overhaul of Floodplains Building Regulation

Houston - On April 4, 2018, the Houston City Council voted to significantly overhaul regulations on building within the 100- and 500-year floodplains. The proposal to amend Chapter 19 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances, the City’s Floodplain Regulation Ordinance, was first introduced in late January and was specifically fast-tracked through the ordinance revision process. Several groups voiced concerns about the unintended consequences o...

Created by : contributorcn
05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - For retirement-minded contractors, ESOPs offer benefits worth consideringFor retirement-minded contractors, ESOPs offer benefits worth considering

SAN ANTONIO - For some construction company owners ready to retire, selling their business to outsiders or passing it down to relatives seems the easiest and fastest way out the door. There is another option, however, that is growing in popularity: selling the business to employees by means of an employee stock option plan (ESOP). Although not appropriate for every construction company, an ESOP carries several inherent advantages, including the a...

Created by : contributorcn
05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Wanted: YOU

AUSTIN - Workforce shortages! The need for more skilled tradespeople! Bring back the trades to the schools!...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - A change in direction

Houston - In addition to his role as president of CFI Mechanical Inc., Chuck Fell served as the president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) in 2014 through 2015. He continues to attend and serve as a past president of the association....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0