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Expo-nential function

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Networking was the name of the game at the annual Build Expo. Held Mar. 15-16 at Dallas’ Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, guests had the chance to meet others in their industry, attend workshops and view thousands of construction-related products at more than 100 exhibits. –mjm...

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03/31/2017 13:41:00 | Viewed: 0
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The best gift

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Thirty years is a long time,” Bill Conley mused wistfully as he stood in front of 250 guests in his Irving office’s building. “And for a 63-year-old, it’s a really long time!”...

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03/30/2017 21:49:00 | Viewed: 0
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Mardi party!

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Texas AirSystems celebrated its 10th anniversary with a blowout Mardi Gras party. Hosted at the company’s Dallas office on Mar. 2, the event featured live music, games, exhibitor booths, face painting, show girls, cheerleaders, a juggler, food and prizes galore. The highlight of the evening came when Texas AirSystems made generous donations to the American Heart Association and Minnie’s Food Pantry. –mjm...

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03/30/2017 21:45:00 | Viewed: 0
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Winner, winner

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – TDIndustries and North Texas Construction Education Foundation (NTCEF) are celebrating Joel Dutton and Jordan Ray McPherson, who won gold and bronze, respectively, in the pipefitting category at the 30th annual Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) National Craft Championships. Held Feb. 28-Mar. 3 in Ft. Lauderdale, the event highlights ABC and its member firms’ training and education efforts. Dutton and McPherson a...

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03/30/2017 21:17:00 | Viewed: 0
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A safe bet

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – After 20 years of talk and time spent working for other companies, childhood pals Daniel Trevino and Richard Gonzalez finally founded their own electrical contracting business, Safe Electric, last May....

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03/30/2017 20:50:00 | Viewed: 0
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Joining forces

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – When engineering firm JQ decided to expand its service reach while strengthening its senior leadership team, the search wasn’t long to find the right firm to help achieve it....

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03/30/2017 19:39:00 | Viewed: 0
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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