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Industry Folks – Letty Coleman, Safety Supervisor/Claim Manager, Rogers-O’Brien

DALLAS – Letty Coleman has an episode of “Kung Fu” to thank for the longer version of her name – which, by the way, is not short for “Leticia.”...

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12/02/2013 20:25:00 | Viewed: 391
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Industry Folks – Ryan Stolz, Apprentice Electrician, Olson Electric Sercive Inc.

DALLAS – “Unmotivated” could never be a word used to describe Ryan Stolz. Or “unambitious.” Or “unoccupied.”...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
11/27/2013 19:08:00 | Viewed: 129
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Industry Folks – Andrew Saltsman, Field welder/NDT Level II Inspector, HOLT Cat

DALLAS – Remember former underwater welder and aboveground welding business owner Andrew Saltsman, who was featured on the cover of Construction News’ May 2009 issue? Here’s an update: In 2011, Saltsman decided to come up for air a second time....

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
09/30/2013 20:04:00 | Viewed: 637
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Industry Folks – Loren Hodson, Operations, EPIC Supply

DALLAS – As a child, making his own way to have fun came easy to Loren Hodson, even though he and his four siblings spent much of their youth milking cows and scraping stalls on the Greensburg, Indiana dairy farm where he was raised....

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
08/28/2013 14:33:00 | Viewed: 410
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Industry Folks – Michal Solecki, Project Superintendent, Zion Contractor LLC

DALLAS – Since leaving Radom, Poland more than a decade ago, Michal Solecki has made the Dallas/Fort Worth area his home....

Created by : Brianne Thoen
08/02/2013 14:52:00 | Viewed: 350
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Industry Folks – Herbert Reed, Project Manager, Skanska USA Building

DALLAS – Two years before graduating from Florida A&M, Herbert Reed, Skanska USA Bldg, project manager, started his career as an intern for the estimating department of a construction company. In 1997, he graduated with a degree in construction management, though originally he started out on a slightly different path....

Created by : Brianne Thoen
07/03/2013 18:51:00 | Viewed: 494
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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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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