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Room to foam

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty-one percent in 2012. Forty-six percent in 2014. Fifty-two percent in 2015. Fifty-six percent last year. These percentages are the share of builders reporting labor shortage in the construction industry. The concern is heightened in Dallas/Fort Worth as the area is experiencing both a population and construction boom....

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07/27/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Branching out

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Construction in Cowtown just got safer. Houston-based National Trench Safety LLC opened its 32nd branch location in Fort Worth, strengthening its presence in the Metroplex markets....

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Renegade-run business

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Justin Silcox glances down at his tattooed arms with a self-explanatory chuckle when asked why he named his company Renegade Concrete LLC. But it’s his back tattoo asserting, “I am my family’s keeper” that explains how this renegade will be as a business owner....

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Ancient art revisited

DALLAS/FT WORTH - With Terracon for about 16 years, Joe A. Lambert has worked on a wide range of environmental as-sessment, subsurface investigation, reme-diation, and indoor air quality projects. Meanwhile, at home, he works on stone reproductions of carvings from Mayan, Toltec and Aztec pyramids....

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07/27/2017 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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New and improved

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Two months after moving from their former cramped quarters, Braun Intertec staff welcomed guests to see the geotechnical, environmental consulting and testing firm’s new Arlington office located at 2436 E. Randol Mill Rd. From the company timeline featured on a freshly-painted wall to the spacious offices, guests during their tour at Jul. 20 open house. –mjm...

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07/27/2017 14:43:00 | Viewed: 0
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The rarest bird

DALLAS/FT WORTH - David Reynolds, founder and CEO of DP Reynolds & Associates in Lewisville, recently experienced a golf rarity: An albatross (double eagle) at hole #18 par 5 at The Lakes at Castle Hills. After a good drive off the tee box, he was 204 yards out needing to hit over a creek and onto an elevated green…...

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06/30/2017 00:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Four common construction law misconceptions

AUSTIN - Throughout two decades of law practice, I have heard a number of recurring legal misconceptions from clients. Four of the more common construction law misconceptions include:...

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01/29/2018 12:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Tax reform

AUSTIN - The passing of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a historic accomplishment by lawmakers. The act, seemingly, will try to spur our nation’s economic growth and job creation by reducing the tax burden on all job-creating businesses. So what exactly does this mean for contractors? How will the new laws affect the way contractors run their businesses? How much TAX SAVINGS should contractors expect?...

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - How much does a contract bond cost?

AUSTIN - I frequently get asked to provide estimates for the cost of a bond as if I have a slab of meat and the buyer only needs one pound. Sure thing, I’ll just shave off a little and there you go! Of course, it isn’t nearly that simple and as my dad always says, “It depends.” The most common factors that determine rate are the type of work, time until project completion, length of warranty, where the project is located, whether design...

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Carbon monoxide poisoning

AUSTIN - Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas which interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO is non-irritating and can overcome persons without warning. Many people die from CO poisoning, usually while using gasoline powered tools and generators in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation....

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