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Spotlight – Anuj Patel, President/CEO, AP Engineering Consultants Inc.

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Growing up, Anuj Patel was surrounded by family members determined to succeed despite impoverished circumstances. Aware of his advantages, it lit a fire in him to gain as much education as he could, move to America and pursue his dream of working in construction....

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08/31/2015 20:22:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Freddie Lopez, Owner freddieamerica.com, Grand Prairie

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The “American Dream” is one Freddie Lopez has woken up to every day since childhood. Watching his immigrant mother work hard to provide for her family in a new country, Lopez never forgot the lesson of self-sufficiency, especially as an adult as he forged his own path in the electrical industry. As his electrical contracting company’s name – freddieamerica.com – implies, Lopez is grateful for the opportunity to liv...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
07/31/2015 20:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Glen Pierce, President, Glenco Roofing, Fort Worth

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Baseball was his life; roofing was his dad’s. When Glenco Roofing president Glen Pierce decided to leave the family business and barrel up, it would be nearly two decades before he would decide to round the bses and slide into home for good....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
07/08/2015 20:27:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Dustin Gadberry, President/CEO, Gadberry General Contracting and Construction

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – What sets a person on their path in life? Is it another person, whose own life serves as inspiration, or is it an internal spark that propels a person forward? In Dustin Gadberry’s case, maybe both played a part. The self-described “lifetime entrepreneur” would probably have been inspired to start any number of businesses, but it was a close family member who provided a strong foundation for a future career in construc...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
06/03/2015 20:27:00 | Viewed: 0

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – What sets a person on their path in life? Is it another person, whose own life serves as inspiration, or is it an internal spark that propels a person forward? In Dustin Gadberry’s case, maybe both played a part. The self-described “lifetime entrepreneur” would probably have been inspired to start any number of businesses, but it was a close family member who provided a strong foundation for a future career in construc...

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06/03/2015 20:27:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Geoffrey Gross, President, Concept Surfaces, LLC. Dallas, TX

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Since he was young, Geoffrey Gross has had a blazing work ethic, a refusal to take “no” for an answer, a desire to create work he would love every day and people who believed in his ideas. Ten years after he founded his hard-surface material business, Concept Surfaces LLC, in his garage and guided it to success, Gross still has all of those things and more....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
05/01/2015 15:49:00 | Viewed: 0
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Editor's Choice

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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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0