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Into the Blue

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Hundreds of construction industry members turned out for “The Who‘s Who in Building & Construction Showcase” held May 4 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Hosted by the Blue Book Building & Construction Network, the event gives attendees an opportunity to meet and network with industry vendors, scope out the latest trends and learn about projects being built in the Metroplex. –mjm...

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Craw abiding citizens

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Mounds of mudbugs were on the menu May 17 at Morrison Supply’s Dallas location. The branch partnered with the American Subcontractors Association’s (ASA) North Texas chapter for its annual “Schmooze and Mingle Networker and Crawfish Boil.” Guests went cray-cray for the crayfish, entered their names for prizes and met with local vendors who were promoting their wares and services in between big bites of ‘bugs. –mjm...

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Run of good luck

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Nearly 300 riders roared up to Johnston Products of Dallas for a day of games, music, food, a silent auction and a car and bike show unlike any other! The 14th Annual Poker Run, hosted May 20 by the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), benefitted Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and Happy Hill Farm. –mjm...

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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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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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