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Campaigning for a cause

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - After being nominated for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Man of the Year, Michael Schultz, whom you may know from Capital Pumping and being listed as a Top 25 realtor in the San Antonio Business Journal, is on the campaign trail to raise money for this great cause....

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04/27/2017 16:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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In memoriam - Patrick Douglas O’Brien

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - Patrick Douglas O’Brien passed away Mar. 27. Born Jan. 27, 1935 in Gainesville, O’Brien graduated from Texas A&M University with a Civil Engineering degree in 1957.  He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army and afterward began an engineering and construction career, co-founding Rogers–O’Brien Construction Company with Steve Rogers in 1969. He was past president of the Associated Builders and Contr...

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04/27/2017 16:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Family way

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - No matter how busy José Negrete, owner of remodeling business D&M Enterprise, gets with remodeling projects around the Metroplex, he’ll never need to clone himself to tackle it all. He simply assigns the work to four of his five sons, who have all learned at their dad’s knee....

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04/27/2017 15:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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More than three decades

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - McCarthy Building Companies Inc. is not only busy building in Texas, the company is also celebrating 35 years in the state....

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04/27/2017 15:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Goal-oriented

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - Ever since he was a child helping his general contractor father on South Louisiana job sites, Clay Rudick has had a singular dream....

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04/27/2017 15:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Savie businesswoman

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - Last year, Patti Allen was Christmas shopping in historic downtown Grapevine when she couldn’t resist buying a little something for herself....

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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...

Created by : rdoebblercn
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