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Spotlight – Zelma M. Loeb, AIA, NCARB, Owner, Loeb Architects, LLC

DALLAS – Once in a while, someone steps in to keep a person steady on her true course when a situation threatens to detour her. It happened to architect Zelma M. Loeb, owner of Loeb Architects, LLC, and it happened more than once. Whether it was a classmate who provided much-needed encouragement during a doubtful moment or a school board that came to her defense when a professor tried to fail her because she was a woman, it was clear that peopl...

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04/01/2014 19:12:00 | Viewed: 316
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Spotlight – Terry A. Browning, President, Cable Electric Inc.

DALLAS – Terry A. Browning is a walking, talking example of preparation meeting opportunity. Driven from an early age to work in order to get what he wanted from life, the Cable Electric Inc. president has appreciated every experience life presented to him, from throwing papers to working for the FBI to owning his own company....

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02/27/2014 17:11:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Mark Piepenbrok, President, and Linda Piepenbrok, Accountant, WestWind Building Corp.

DALLAS – Love and construction … Mark and Linda Piepenbrok of WestWind Building Corporation found both experiences later in life, and now life couldn’t be any sweeter for the pair. Whether they are working together, traveling in their motor home together or enjoying their family together, the Piepenbroks have found their happiness … together....

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02/04/2014 20:40:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Greg Fawcett, President, City Roofing Company Inc.

FORT WORTH, TX – Walk in the front door of City Roofing, and it’s hard not to notice the people in the office smiling and often laughing. Once the boss, Greg Fawcett, comes in, it’s easy to understand why. It wouldn’t be surprising if Fawcett, owner of one of Fort Worth’s oldest roofing companies, bounced into work whistling a tune, and why wouldn’t he? So much of what he loves is in that office – members of his family (sometimes ev...

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01/08/2014 22:10:00 | Viewed: 49
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Spotlight – Bill Imhoff, President/CEO, Intertech Flooring

DALLAS – Business is in Bill Imhoff’s blood. As the son of a business owner, the Intertech Flooring president and CEO got a taste of entrepreneurship early on, and went on to establish a company that, in only 25 years time, has grown to serve nearly every corner of Texas....

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12/02/2013 20:29:00 | Viewed: 429
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Spotlight – Jeff Barnes, Owner, Barnsco Inc.

DALLAS – His office is like a cross between a Cabela’s retail store and an Animal Planet series, and it’s easy to assume that Barnsco Inc. owner Jeff Barnes’ biggest thrill is stalking the prey and going in for the kill. But don’t be fooled. For as far as Barnes has traveled to bring the big game to his Dallas office, he is happiest staying in the Lone Star State and bringing his own impressive business game to the concrete equipment an...

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11/27/2013 19:06:00 | Viewed: 9900
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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...

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....

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08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0