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In memoriam - Mr. Bryce Weigand

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Mr. Bryce Weigand, FAIA, passed away peacefully Oct. 23. He obtained his architecture degree from Oklahoma State University and moved to Atlanta for five years to work for Thompson, Ventulett & Stainback. He was recruited to Dallas by Jack Corgan in 1976 and stayed at Corgan for 17 years. After that, he joined Good Fulton & Farrell for 19 more years before he retired. After retiring from GFF, Bryce decided to open his ow...

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Be safe, not sorry

DALLAS/ FT WORTH - Joe Daugherty comes from a construction family and background. He’s probably seen his fair share of accidents, too....

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Masonry done right

DALLAS/FT WORTH - James Jennings’s company, Brick Doctor, doesn’t do any new masonry construction. Rather, it repairs old and failing work, as well as remedial work - for that which was done wrong in the first place....

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HOLT turns 85

DALLAS/FT WORTH - San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said it best when describing the legacy of HOLT CAT by saying it “started back when horsepower was measured by actual horses.” Truer words could not have been spoken about the five-generation legacy Benjamin Holt started with the design and manufacture of the first continuous tracks for use in tractors, paving the way for heavy agricultural and construction machinery for years to come....

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New windows, old school

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Kerry Elerson, owner of Elerson Siding and Windows, freely admits: “I’m from the old school. I don’t cheat people.”...

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Sign me up

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Suntec Signs and Awnings started in 1976. By 1986, it wasn’t doing too well. That’s when Bob Baron bought it. David Tobias, Suntec’s vice president, came on board in 2000. He also married Baron’s daughter....

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Legal - Emerging risk—Misappropriation of pay application proceeds under a factoring agreement

AUSTIN - The explosion of factors in the construction industry has exposed a legislative gap in the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act (the “Act”). The Texas Legislature created the Act as a remedial measure to ensure that contractors, subcontractors, and materialman are paid for their work to improve real property. The Act imposes a fiduciary duty on contractors and subcontractors who are paid directly under a construction contract. These co...

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OSHA electronic injury reporting

AUSTIN - In 2017, OSHA began collecting OSHA 300A data from employers that are required to maintain the OSHA injury illness log and have 20 or more employees. Employers in certain NAICS codes who must submit data electronically are listed here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/NAICScodesforelectronicsubmission.html...

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Insurance - Third Party Over Actions required by written contract

HOUSTON - What is one of the most common types of construction claim arising from on-going operations? It’s called a “third party over action”. As an example, subcontractor’s employee is injured on the job, makes a workers’ compensation claim, but is dissatisfied with the benefits provided. Subcontractor’s employee is prohibited from suing his/her employer due to the exclusive remedy rule of workers’ compensation, so that employe...

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Accounting - Passing down your family business

SAN ANTONIO - Last month we talked about retiring from your business and the succession planning it requires. This month, I’d like to focus on keeping the business in the family. Is it your dream to pass your business down to a son, daughter or another family member? Maybe your dream is for several heirs to one day run the business together?...

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