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Industry FOLKS – Johnny Pickett, Marek Brothers Systems Inc

DALLAS – Born in Cleveland, TX, but raised in Louisiana from the age of three, Johnny Pickett has always set his goals high. He attended University of Louisiana, Monroe and graduated in 1981 with a BS in Construction....

Created by : Buddy Doebbler
10/04/2011 18:50:00 | Viewed: 359
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Industry FOLKS – Jason Hanna, AIA, Associate, Corgan Associates, Inc.

DALLAS– Jason Hanna has a job he really enjoys. As an associate working for Corgan Associates, Inc., an internationally known architectural design firm, has given him the opportunity to travel....

Created by : Buddy Doebbler
09/02/2011 15:17:00 | Viewed: 103
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Industry FOLKS – Justin McAfee, Director, Client Relations, Rogers-O’Brien Construction

DALLAS – Justin McAfee was born in Dallas and grew up around Rogers-O’Brien and the construction industry. His grandfather is Pat O’Brien, co-founder, and his father is Preston McAfee, current president and CEO of the company....

Created by : Buddy Doebbler
07/29/2011 19:33:00 | Viewed: 378
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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