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Focus – Construction Equipment - Snorkel

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The new Snorkel S3219E provides 19-feet of platform height from a 32-inch wide chassis and can lift 550 lbs. Non-marking tires and saloon-style entry gates are fitted as standard. It is part of the new Snorkel hydraulic drive electric slab scissor lift family that was launched earlier this year. The family includes four models: S3219E, S3226E, S4726E, and S4732E....

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12/02/2015 16:44:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment - Bobcat

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Bobcat® compact excavators are your smart choice for general excavation and site preparation projects. Bobcat excavators offer more exclusive features to help you be more productive and maximize your uptime....

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12/02/2015 16:22:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment - Link Belt

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The TCC-1100 110-ton has been well received and is the third in a growing lineup of Link-Belt telescopic crawlers, cementing the company’s presence in the market. Its design focuses on robustness, simplicity and reliability for the general contractor or bare rental fleet owner....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
12/02/2015 16:19:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Architecture & Engineering – Healthcare construction future healthy

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – How would you describe the general state of the industry? I think that the economic meltdown that happened in 2008 sat a lot of players on the sidelines and large projects probably took advantage of the downturn to buy up construction at a recession-level cost. That buoyed the industry for a few years but I think that pent-up demand is coming out in a more paced manner, for lack of a better word....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
10/29/2015 19:42:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Specialty Contractors - Wage hikes, start-ups affect business

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Has your company experienced an increase in business or a slowdown? We’ve definitely experienced an increase, especially in asbestos abatement. We’ve been getting a lot more calls from general contractors that are working on municipal projects that need abatement. To be honest, we’ve had to hire more office and field personnel to handle the increase in the workload. I don’t know that we’ve done anything different...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
10/14/2015 18:46:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Green Building – Healthy materials, unified codes coming

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – How would you describe the current state of the green building industry? With the adoption of the more stringent energy codes, and with the City of Dallas’ adoption of the green code, green building seems to be a little more mainstream and many people do see it that way. But there are programs out there that are continuing to push the envelope in the green building industry, such as the Living Building Challenge (living...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
08/31/2015 20:32:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Green Building - A green horizon

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The construction industry as whole is doing fine. There are new projects and new products coming on board every day. Each city faces its obstacles. Our challenges are still the same, lead times for permits are still lagging and the shortage of labor has always been a factor....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

Created by : rdoebblercn
09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - The Economic Loss Rule and construction defect litigation Part 3: Blurred lines, uncertainty, and recent legal developments

AUSTIN - This is the third article in a three-part series about the economic loss rule. As previously discussed, the rule sorts legal claims by distinguishing whether a party can recover under contract or in tort. Thus, how the rule draws the line between contract and tort claims is vital for those in the construction industry. Indeed, if the rule sets a broad scope for contract claims, parties who rely on the certainty provided by certain contra...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

AUSTIN - On March 25th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are now subject to new standards for protecting workers. As the construction industry approaches the required implementation date of September 23, 2017, it is a good time to review the highlights....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0