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Industry Folks – Rebecca “Reba” Drafts, Painter, McSweeney Commercial Painting Inc.

DALLAS – The blond braids swinging on either side of her smiling face could be for convenience (paint gets in everything!), but given her fun personality, it’s hard to imagine McSweeney Commercial Painting Inc.’s Rebecca “Reba” Drafts in any other hairstyle. The two hair ropes swing in unison with her brushstrokes as she speaks animatedly about the craft she’s loved for nearly 30 years....

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08/01/2014 14:31:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks – Taunda Tustison, Estimating Clerk, Austin Industries

DALLAS – Taunda Tustison will probably never experience the joy of buying a cheesy personalized keychain from a random gift shop. That’s because her South African mom and her Californian dad gave their daughter a sweet but uncommon name....

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05/01/2014 15:11:00 | Viewed: 228
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Tee for two

FORT WORTH – The Fort Worth/Tarrant County and Dallas chapters of the Independent Electrical Contractors Association (IEC) took golf to a “hole” other level Apr. 8. The chapters co-hosted the 8th Annual Tom Jones Memorial Golf Tournament at the Texas Star Golf Course for 184 registered members and guests. Although 40-mile-per-hour winds nearly whipped the players off of the course, the golfers kept swinging through both the morning and aft...

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04/30/2014 20:01:00 | Viewed: 9496
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Industry Folks – Fabian Grimaldo, Assistant Store Manager, All-Tex Supply

DALLAS – Yes, Fabian Grimaldo is that guy. You know, the guy that comes into work whistling. The guy who has a smile for everybody and happily greets him or her by name. The guy who oozes a let’s-go-team attitude. The guy who likes – no, loves! – Mondays....

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04/01/2014 19:52:00 | Viewed: 361
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Industry Folks – Mark Hartness, Senior Certified Dupont Tyvek Specialist, Weatherization Partners Ltd.

DALLAS – The year 2013 was very good to Mark Hartness....

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01/08/2014 22:39:00 | Viewed: 2591
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Industry Folks – Catherine Gibler, Funds Dispersement Agent, McCune Construction Services Group LLC

FORT WORTH – Catherine Gibler’s heart originally belonged to nursing....

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01/08/2014 22:19:00 | Viewed: 2295
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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...

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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...

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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