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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....

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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....

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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!...

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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....

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0