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Industry Folks – Curtis Purvis, Roofing Superintendent, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Dallas, TX

DALLAS – On Feb. 17, Curtis Purvis sat in the audience at the National Roofing Contractors Association’s 129th Annual Convention awards ceremony, politely listening. As the presenter listed the next award recipient’s achievements, Purvis started having multiple “me too!” moments. Every achievement matched his own – but he wasn’t catching on....

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04/27/2016 19:25:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks – Laurel G. Wesson, Sales Associate, United Rentals

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – If Laurel G. Wesson’s car radio is turned down, it’s because she was just indulging in her guilty pleasure: Broadway tunes....

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11/02/2015 17:20:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks – Michael Ward, Territory Sales Representative, D&H/United Pump Supply, Arlington

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Petroleum has pumped through Michael Ward’s blood since he was a boy. Growing up, the Indiana native observed his dad’s work in the petroleum equipment industry, and even followed him into the industry as an adult. Since then, Ward has worked his way up from warehouse to sales to various management positions, relocating several times before finally landing in North Texas 11 years ago....

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06/03/2015 20:33:00 | Viewed: 0

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Dustin Freeman had hoped to become a football player … but he stopped growing. He tried his hand as a financial advisor, but found neckties too constricting....

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05/01/2015 15:49:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks – Dustin Freeman, Business Development, Complete Fire Protection

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Dustin Freeman had hoped to become a football player … but he stopped growing. He tried his hand as a financial advisor, but found neckties too constricting....

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05/01/2015 15:49:00 | Viewed: 0
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Texas Apprentice – Gary Buster, DynaTen Corp., Fort Worth CEF Apprenticeship Program

FORT WORTH – Gary Buster says when HVAC workers meet him, their eyes light up....

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04/01/2015 18:08:00 | 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....

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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....

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08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0