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A concrete plan

DALLAS/FT WORTH - If a “Construction Business Owner Candidate” list had ever existed, Donald W. Smith would have checked off a long line of boxes: He has always had the entrepreneurial bug. He had shored up project manager and superintendent experience working for several construction companies. He had been running his own concrete work side business since 2008. Smith even had construction in his blood: His father had dabbled in it throughout...

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Meet the parents

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, grandparents, siblings, family friends – so many people take on the role of parenting. Construction News would like to wish a “Happy Mother’s Day” and “Happy Father’s Day” to the men and women who have shaped those in our industry and those who are raising the next generation (some of whom we hope will grow up to work in construction!) –mjm...

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In memoriam - Farzin Pourshahidi

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Farzin Pourshahidi, 55, superintendent at Humphrey & Associates, passed away May 14, 2017. A memorial service was held May 18 at Mount Olivet Chapel in Fort Worth, followed by a celebration of his life at Humphrey & Associates’ Fort Worth office. The company also established The Farzin Pourshahidi Memorial Fund in his honor. “The Farzin Award for Mechanical Excellence (F.A.M.E.)” was set up in CEF’s Trust Fund to...

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Into the Blue

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Hundreds of construction industry members turned out for “The Who‘s Who in Building & Construction Showcase” held May 4 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Hosted by the Blue Book Building & Construction Network, the event gives attendees an opportunity to meet and network with industry vendors, scope out the latest trends and learn about projects being built in the Metroplex. –mjm...

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Craw abiding citizens

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Mounds of mudbugs were on the menu May 17 at Morrison Supply’s Dallas location. The branch partnered with the American Subcontractors Association’s (ASA) North Texas chapter for its annual “Schmooze and Mingle Networker and Crawfish Boil.” Guests went cray-cray for the crayfish, entered their names for prizes and met with local vendors who were promoting their wares and services in between big bites of ‘bugs. –mjm...

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Run of good luck

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Nearly 300 riders roared up to Johnston Products of Dallas for a day of games, music, food, a silent auction and a car and bike show unlike any other! The 14th Annual Poker Run, hosted May 20 by the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), benefitted Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and Happy Hill Farm. –mjm...

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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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