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Full of heart

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Their hearts are in the right places! Byrne Construction Services hosted its 3rd annual “Building With Heart” event on May 18, which was also sponsored by MULTATECH, JQ, BOKA Powell, DPR Construction, Imperial Construction, Quorum Architects and Sedalco Construction. General contractors, engineers, developers and others gathered at Fort Worth’s Tortaco restaurant to learn about the American Heart Association’s annual Tar...

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05/30/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Dude! It’s perfect!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - They make it look so easy: Five best friends (and a panda!) complete incredible stunts, make impossible trick shots and film themselves reliving their youth for millions of fans....

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Lighting the way

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Lighting Connection got its bright start as a way to distribute lighting products under parent company Lanehart Electrical Contractors. Partners Randy Garrett and John Lanehart established the company’s headquarters in Irving, with a Buda location following in the early 90s, says vice president of operations Jaclyn Willbrand....

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05/30/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Boiling joint

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - C1S Group treated its employees and trade partners to heaping helpings of crawfish Apr. 21. Hosted at the company’s Dallas office, the event featured live music to entertain guests and vendor booths to display the latest industry products. –mjm...

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04/27/2017 17:35:00 | Viewed: 0
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Painting Texas green

DALLAS/FORTH WORTH - As a successful painting contractor in California for 30 years, Jerry Noel had a lot of happy clients – and a lot of leftover paint. Which is why, after attending a local “green” show and learning that recyclers of paint were concentrating on the postconsumer content rather than the quality of the recycled paint, he decided he could transform old paint into an environmentally-friendly, high performance paint....

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04/27/2017 17:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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Family fun

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - Steele & Freeman Inc. hosted an evening of food and fun for its staff and their families Apr. 21. The event allowed the company to show appreciation for its employees and also show many of the field workers Steele & Freeman’s recently completed conference center. The families enjoyed made-to-order burgers, a bounce house, a beanbag toss, snow cones and a custom cake marking the event. –mjm...

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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