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Focus – Specialty Contractors – Outlook “conservative but positive”

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? Overall, everyone we speak with, from glazing contractors, consultants and architects, etc., the feeling is a conservative, but positive, outlook going forward. More monies are being released for government projects, as well as hospitals and schools, which is always a good sign of continued growth. We’ve also seen a significant increase in mu...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
09/30/2016 19:29:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Electrical Industry – Competition stiff, eye on economy

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? It’s certainly no secret that the market is booming right now with all the corporate relocations and the resulting housing needs. With that said, we continue to see stiff competition for every project we pursue, from the smaller ones to the giant corporate effort ongoing in the Plano/Fris...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
06/27/2016 16:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - HVAC and Plumbing – Why Variable Refrigerant Technology (VRT) matters

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – John Reynal’s company is entirely focused on promoting and installing Variable Refrigerant Technology (VRT). We asked him if he could explain why it is important and how it is different....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
05/27/2016 15:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Concrete Industry – Economy strong, but labor shortage a stressor

FORT WORTH – What are the “hot button” issues in the industry? It seems like the problem for contractors across the board is a shortage of qualified labor, because the work is definitely there – it’s been there for two years – but the labor is the issue....

Created by : cwright
04/27/2016 15:50:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Women in Construction – Time to overcome stereotypes, teach girls about construction

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – What is your background in the construction industry?...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
04/01/2016 15:19:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Education - Education resources available and varied

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – How has employee training impacted employee performance and/or productivity for your organization? MYCON is focused on creating a great learning environment. While we hire qualified personnel for both our field and home office operations, we believe that ongoing training helps each individual achieve a greater level of productivity and performance. We believe in building and sharing a comprehensive knowledge base through o...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
02/26/2016 19:45:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Economic benefits of green

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Throneberry leads the sales and marketing efforts for DMI Technologies. He began his career in the early ’90s with a regional telecommunications company and has spent the last 20 years in various leadership roles for Telecom and Software companies....

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08/28/2019 21:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Designing responsibly with green in mind

SAN ANTONIO - Robyn Popa, AIA, LEED AP,is a Partner at Pfluger Architects’ San Antonio office. Her experience includes master planning, facility assessment, programming, design, production and construction administration. She is currently President of the Association for Learning Environments’ South Texas chapter....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/28/2019 21:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Green building in the United States of America is a victim of its own success

SAN ANTONIO - Flash back to 1894: refrigeration systems dedicated primarily to producing large blocks of ice, have begun to revolutionize the way that industrial processes function and have opened incredible new ways to preserve and transport food. Engineers decide that a committee should be formed to standardize and regulate these systems and the American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) was founded....

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08/28/2019 21:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Personal protective equipment

AUSTIN - Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is designed to protect workers from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Besides face shields, safety glasses, hard hats, and safety shoes, protective equipment includes a variety of devices and garments such as goggles, coveralls, gloves, vests, earplugs, and respirators....

Created by : contributorcn
08/28/2019 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0