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Thinking of the children

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – North Texas architectural, engineering and construction companies gathered Jan. 26 at The Ginger Man in Dallas to kick off “KIDstruction Week 2017,” benefiting Children’s Medical Center Foundation....

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02/27/2017 15:45:00 | Viewed: 0
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Mart’s milestone

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – When Vernon Proctor and wife Linda started general con-tracting company Mart Inc. in 1977, “integrity” was the word that they wanted to define their business. It was a lesson others in the industry taught Vernon early in his career and, 40 years later, it continues to shape how they treat customers, employees – even compe-titors....

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02/27/2017 15:42:00 | Viewed: 0
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Hearts united

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – One in three women dies from heart disease and stroke each year, and the construction industry wants to take that number down to zero. On Feb. 3, construction folks put their hearts into the cause by wearing red to work for “National Wear Red Day.” The event is part of the American Heart Association (AHA) campaign, “Go Red for Women,” now in its 15th year. –mjm...

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02/27/2017 15:07:00 | Viewed: 0
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In memoriam

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Otis R. Thompson, 81, owner of Able Electric Service Inc., passed away Jan. 30, 2017 in Dallas. Thompson began wiring houses at age 12 and was a 1954 graduate of N.R. Crozier Technical High School, where he earned his electrician journeyman and master licenses in 1961. He began his career with Abright Electric then served in the U.S. Army in 1961 at Fort Lewis Washington. In 1963, he established his own company in Dallas....

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02/24/2017 21:23:00 | Viewed: 0
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Helping heroes

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Last July, a sniper used a semi-automatic rifle to ambush and fire upon a group of Dallas police officers and Dallas Area Rapid Transit officers. Five officers were killed and nine others, including two civilians, were injured....

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02/24/2017 21:09:00 | Viewed: 0
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Loving the location

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Valentine’s Day may have been a day earlier, but it wasn’t too late for Mitsubishi Electric US Inc. to celebrate its new office opening in the heart of Texas....

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02/24/2017 20:48:00 | 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