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Let them eat (pan)cake!

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Buyers Barricades sales manager Eddie Harmon had all he could take of the playful trash talking and one-upmanship between inside sales representatives Christian Brown and Jeremiah Keys. He decided it was time for the men to put their forks where their mouths were with a pancake eating competition to settle the score....

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03/30/2017 19:10:00 | Viewed: 0
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The long and welded road

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Welding was always in the back of Wes Stevenson’s mind, even as he worked in building and construction consulting and the livestock industry. He had designed items for pickup trucks, livestock facilities and buildings, but never had time to fully pursue it....

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03/30/2017 19:06:00 | Viewed: 0
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Incredible elevator for Dallas

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – According to thyssenkrupp’s website, much has changed since Thyssen and Krupp merged 16 years ago. The company has developed into a modern, global industrial group now seeking to more effectively set itself apart from its competitors....

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03/30/2017 18:33:00 | Viewed: 0
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Built on friendship

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Friends since their days as Weatherford High School students, Trent Henckell and Jason Scoggins explored different paths after graduation. Henckell tackled business marketing for the corporate sector, and Scoggins worked in the pipefitting and welding trade. They kept in touch, though, and discussed the idea of someday working together....

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03/30/2017 18:23:00 | Viewed: 0
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McCarthy makeover

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – McCarthy Building Companies in Dallas hosted an open house to celebrate its newly renovated office and to mark the company’s 35th year in Texas. In addition to admiring the updated layout, guests could experiment with the company’s Virtual Reality program. –mjm...

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02/27/2017 16:39:00 | Viewed: 0
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MULTA-faceted firm

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Thirty-one years ago, MULTATECH Architects and Engineers opened as a small Fort Worth firm with a handful of employees, offering only mechanical, electrical and plumbing design services. Since then, the firm has grown into a three-office, full-service A/E firm....

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02/27/2017 16:31:00 | Viewed: 0
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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