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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...

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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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Service Providers - Labor, immigration reform top issues

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? We are seeing a significant increase in commercial construction work all across the country. Many contractors are experiencing challenges with growth and labor is a significant part of that challenge....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
07/31/2015 20:18:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Electrical Industry - Solar up, copper theft down

DALLAS/FORT 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
07/08/2015 21:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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Concrete industry strong

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The industry is strong around the country, but it is exceptional in Texas. Our great state is very business friendly, which not only attracts big businesses to move here but generates population growth as well....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
05/01/2015 15:49:00 | Viewed: 0
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Women in Construction – Women can achieve a career in construction

FORT WORTH – My career in the construction industry began as an accountant/bookkeeper for a homebuilder. I found the industry to be a very good career choice for me and I spent about 20 years in residential construction. Approximately 10 of those years I was a custom homebuilder building only custom homes. For the past 13 years I have worked for general contractors focusing mainly on commercial construction....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
04/01/2015 18:08:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0