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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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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