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Forecast: Fun

DALLAS/FT WORTH - While the attitude of most local weather forecasters was that storms were inevitable on May 19, PCL Contract Bonding Agency kept their eyes to the skies and hosted the company’s “32nd Annual Attitude Adjustment Party” anyway. Their optimism was contagious, and soon Lake Grapevine’s Jackson Pavilion in Rockledge Park was full of guests ready to defy the weather predictions with a barbecue feast and washer tournament. –m...

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Surf on their turf

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Two hundred sixty guests enjoyed the songs, the swag and the shrimp at Buyers Barricades on May 6. The Associated General Contractors (AGC) Dallas/Fort Worth Future Leaders 4th Annual PAC Spring Fling, hosted by the company at its Richland Hills location, featured a band, a raffle for nearly 40 door prizes, a shrimp boil and a chance to be a Top Gun in the cockpit of a flight simulator. Proceeds from the family-friendly event be...

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True fit

DALLAS/FT WORTH - More than 200 participants from Dallas area companies pushed their physical limits Apr. 22 at Flag Pole Park. Among them was the C1S Group team, who spent the morning at the 2017 Spring Fit Company Challenge testing their strength, conditioning, power, agility and endurance....

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Full of heart

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Their hearts are in the right places! Byrne Construction Services hosted its 3rd annual “Building With Heart” event on May 18, which was also sponsored by MULTATECH, JQ, BOKA Powell, DPR Construction, Imperial Construction, Quorum Architects and Sedalco Construction. General contractors, engineers, developers and others gathered at Fort Worth’s Tortaco restaurant to learn about the American Heart Association’s annual Tar...

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Dude! It’s perfect!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - They make it look so easy: Five best friends (and a panda!) complete incredible stunts, make impossible trick shots and film themselves reliving their youth for millions of fans....

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Lighting the way

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Lighting Connection got its bright start as a way to distribute lighting products under parent company Lanehart Electrical Contractors. Partners Randy Garrett and John Lanehart established the company’s headquarters in Irving, with a Buda location following in the early 90s, says vice president of operations Jaclyn Willbrand....

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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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