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Focus - “Robust environment of work”

DALLAS/FT WORTH - What are the “hot button” issues in your industry? • The client profile – Each client requires a different type of service from our firm. This demands that we be flexible and adaptable to meet stringent requirements on the government side, tight budgets on the private sector, and a performance driven environment at an institutional level....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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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....

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

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04/29/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0