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In memoriam - Robert “Bob” Vernon Baylis

DALLAS/ FT WORTH -Robert “Bob” Vernon Baylis, a founder of City Wide Mechani-cal, passed away May 16, 2017 of neuroendocrine cancer. Born in El Dorado, AR, Baylis was a graduate of Longview High School and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M and a Jurist Doctorate at Southern Methodist University. A professional engineer registered in ten states, Baylis founded mechanical contracting company City Wide Mechanical in 1985...

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06/30/2017 00:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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HQ heads into the future

DALLAS/FT WORTH - What better way to celebrate 30 years in the construction indus-try than to relocate to newly renovated headquarters?...

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As grand as planned

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Grand Prairie just got a bit grander! LATICRETE recently completed its 70,000sf Grand Prairie plant expan-sion, which nearly doubles the company’s existing 100,000sf facility....

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Astro-nomical anniversary

DALLAS/FT WORTH - More than 150 guests filled Irving’s MCM Eleganté’s ballroom Jun. 22 to congratulate Astro Sheet Metal on their latest milestone....

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Worth the wait

DALLAS/FT WORTH - After five years of preparation, Ron Wygal is ready to introduce his latest venture. In June, Wygal unveils his new design/build firm, Endurance Constructors, and the talent-ed team he has brought together to bring it to life....

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Having a wrecking ball

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The core values listed on The Demo Company’s website – “Have fun!” “Call bullsh-t!” “Great people!” “Go electric!” – aren’t typical. Neither is fun-focused company owner Dave Boroughs, who learned how to prioritize his business’ values through his years in construction....

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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