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Industry Folks – Melissa Lesch, Business Development and Bond Producer, PCL Contract Bonding Agency

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – When Melissa Lesch recently received instructions from her sister Alicia Navejar to look for an email from Neiman Marcus, she wasn’t quite sure what to expect....

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02/27/2015 22:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks – Brandon Stewart, Estimator, Demolition Specialties

DALLAS/ FT WORTH – Brandon Stewart has always been a bit of a math whiz – even as a kid, he could solve complicated problems in his head. The 30-year-old’s knack for numbers makes him a perfect fit as an estimator for Demolition Specialties, where he celebrates his one-year anniversary this month....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
01/12/2015 20:43:00 | Viewed: 47
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Industry Folks – Leslie Seaton, Regional Sales Engineer, Acme Brick Company

DALLAS – As a kid, Leslie Seaton would ask people what the toughest military branch was. After consistently receiving the answer of “Marine Corps,” Seaton knew he was born to be a Marine....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
11/06/2014 17:24:00 | Viewed: 30
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Industry Folks – Cindy Moroney, Project Accountanty, Northstar Fire Protection of Texas

DALLAS – Anyone who believes that they smoke the best brisket might want to finagle a dinner invitation to Cindy Moroney’s house. This year, the Northstar Fire Protection of Texas Inc. project accountant learned how to cook brisket in the oven and it is so mouthwatering that her husband (who once thought he made the best) has officially retired from brisket duty....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
10/08/2014 15:09:00 | Viewed: 26
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Industry Folks – Nate Melnick, Rental Solutions, Texas Airsystems LLC

DALLAS – When Nate Melnick recently took a much-needed family vacation, the Texas Airsystems team agreed to divvy up his responsibilities, handle his phone calls and answer his emails. Two days in, they were ready to ship his phone and computer out to him on the island....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
09/29/2014 16:29:00 | Viewed: 27
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Industry Folks – Michael “Brent” Person, Construction Manager, Lucky Construction

DALLAS – If anyone can write a happy ending to his own story, Brent Person can. Once homeless and now widowed, one might assume he would rail against the heavens. Instead, Person is unceasingly grateful for his life....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
08/04/2014 15:09:00 | Viewed: 55
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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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0