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Family fun

DALLAS/FT WORTH - It was a day of sun and shore for Marek Bros. Systems employees. The Dallas/ Fort Worth team invited workers and their families to enjoy the day at the 2017 Marek Family Picnic hosted Jun. 10 at Carrollton’s Sandy Lake Amusement Park. In addition to fantastic food, the event featured balloon art, face painting, and paddleboats for the kiddies. –mjm...

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06/29/2017 18:44:00 | Viewed: 0
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What dreams may come

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Three local architecture firms’ unbuilt designs were chosen out of 43 entries for their vision of what could be. The annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) Dallas Unbuilt Design Awards sought entries “responsive to beauty, poetry, context and previous condition, inspiration, process, environmental and social impact, economy and consumption.” CallisonRTKL, Gensler and FTA Design Studio Inc.’s winning renderings wer...

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06/29/2017 16:37:00 | Viewed: 0
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An organic evolution

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Alpha Insulation & Water-proofing has evolved and grown throughout its history, and in January, the company saw its latest big change when Alpha became part of the Installed Building Products (IBP) family....

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05/30/2017 18:11:00 | Viewed: 0
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Meet the parents

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, grandparents, siblings, family friends – so many people take on the role of parenting. Construction News would like to wish a “Happy Mother’s Day” and “Happy Father’s Day” to the men and women who have shaped those in our industry and those who are raising the next generation (some of whom we hope will grow up to work in construction!) –mjm...

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05/30/2017 18:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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A concrete plan

DALLAS/FT WORTH - If a “Construction Business Owner Candidate” list had ever existed, Donald W. Smith would have checked off a long line of boxes: He has always had the entrepreneurial bug. He had shored up project manager and superintendent experience working for several construction companies. He had been running his own concrete work side business since 2008. Smith even had construction in his blood: His father had dabbled in it throughout...

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05/30/2017 18:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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In memoriam - Farzin Pourshahidi

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Farzin Pourshahidi, 55, superintendent at Humphrey & Associates, passed away May 14, 2017. A memorial service was held May 18 at Mount Olivet Chapel in Fort Worth, followed by a celebration of his life at Humphrey & Associates’ Fort Worth office. The company also established The Farzin Pourshahidi Memorial Fund in his honor. “The Farzin Award for Mechanical Excellence (F.A.M.E.)” was set up in CEF’s Trust Fund to...

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05/30/2017 18:00:00 | 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