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Focus - Industry is in “boom,” labor recruitment expanding

DALLAS – How would you describe the general state of the industry? The general state of the industry is vibrant and flourishing. As for how my company looks at this industry, I could say that our staff would probably call it a “boom,” because right now, what we’re seeing on the ground is a massive need [for labor]. We have experienced a steady increase in business growing at about 170% each year. Our corner of the industry usually follo...

Created by : mpaulcn
08/06/2014 14:23:00 | Viewed: 169
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Focus - Energy slowdown temporary, copper theft not

DALLAS – How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? Have you heard of an increase or a slowdown in business? Our construction market focus is Fortune 500 companies in energy and industrial manufacturing. Energy construction has been a bull market for over 10 years and just recently we have experienced a decline in new projects. Industrial construction continues to be a steady source of new and remodel proj...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
07/02/2014 16:26:00 | Viewed: 91
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Focus – Solid foundation equals success by Jana Hanna, President/Executive Director, Construction Education Foundation, Dallas, TX

DALLAS – What type of training is available at CEF? Construction Education Foundation Inc. (CEF) currently offers 275 classes per year.  Craft and Apprenticeship Training is offered in Carpentry, Electrical, Fire Protection, HVAC, Pipe Fitting, Plumbing, Sheet Metal and Welding. Career Development Classes include Field Engineering, Construction Management, Supervisory Training, Blueprint Reading, Estimating, Auto CAD, BIM, Scheduling, Constru...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
02/27/2014 16:05:00 | Viewed: 278
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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