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Too cool for school!

DALLAS/FT WORTH -How did local construction-related companies spend their summer? For many, a good portion of their time was spent making sure students had the tools they needed for an A+ school year! –mjm...

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Smart cookies

DALLAS/FT WORTH - On Aug. 8, professional engineers around the world celebrated the second annual “Professional Engineers Day,” and JQ in Fort Worth engineered their own celebration as well, complete with a cookie cake! The day raises awareness professional engineering and recognizes licensed PEs for their contributions. –mjm...

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Through the generations

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Construction is the lifeblood that runs through Steven Mansfield’s family. The owner of subcontracting company S&C Mansfield is actually the third generation to work in the industry – his father and grandfather were both general contractors....

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Currently celebrating 40

DALLAS/FT WORTH - On Aug. 15, 1977, Victor Jury Sr., David Meredith and Victor Jury Jr. opened the doors of their first Summit Electric Supply service center. Located in a terra cotta-brown brick building, it was not unlike the color of the surrounding Albuquerque landscape. Inside, five employees were ready to help the customers they hoped would come through the doors....

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Joining forces

DALLAS/FT WORTH -DLR Group is ready to go big in the Big D. In August, Dallas-based design firm Staffelbach joined the integrated design firm, enabling it to establish a Dallas base to serve Texas clients, expand its interiors expertise, and reach new clients for its courts, education, healthcare, hospitality, performing arts, retail, sports and workplace studios....

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Playing house

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Local builders and architects had a play date to design and construct adorable abodes for the pint-sized set, and all for a good cause! Playhouse entries for the “2017 Parade of Playhouses” were assembled and on display at Dallas’ NorthPark Center July 7-23. Proceeds from a raffle to win these miniature mansions benefitted Dallas CASA. –mjm...

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07/27/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Four common construction law misconceptions

AUSTIN - Throughout two decades of law practice, I have heard a number of recurring legal misconceptions from clients. Four of the more common construction law misconceptions include:...

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01/29/2018 12:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Tax reform

AUSTIN - The passing of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a historic accomplishment by lawmakers. The act, seemingly, will try to spur our nation’s economic growth and job creation by reducing the tax burden on all job-creating businesses. So what exactly does this mean for contractors? How will the new laws affect the way contractors run their businesses? How much TAX SAVINGS should contractors expect?...

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Insurance - How much does a contract bond cost?

AUSTIN - I frequently get asked to provide estimates for the cost of a bond as if I have a slab of meat and the buyer only needs one pound. Sure thing, I’ll just shave off a little and there you go! Of course, it isn’t nearly that simple and as my dad always says, “It depends.” The most common factors that determine rate are the type of work, time until project completion, length of warranty, where the project is located, whether design...

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OSHA - Carbon monoxide poisoning

AUSTIN - Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas which interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO is non-irritating and can overcome persons without warning. Many people die from CO poisoning, usually while using gasoline powered tools and generators in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation....

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