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The Meyer Family’s week off

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Construction News editor Melissa Jones-Meyer and her family were all packed and ready for a weeklong Vancouver vacation when news of wildfires in British Columbia broke, causing smoke and attraction closures. Dashed were dreams of whale watching, crossing the Capilano Suspension Bridge, zip lining through forestry and enjoying blissfully cooler temperatures....

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Shark peek

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Ameripipe Supply president Blair Franklin and his family enjoyed a July trip to Kiawah Island, SC. The vacation was especially memorable for Franklin’s 14-year-old son Jake (front) who landed his first shark – a 5 ft. Bonnethead (the guide standing behind Jake is Cpt. Shane Green, owner of Lowcountry Lazy Charters)! Franklin says the shark was released immediately in good health to be caught another day. –mjm...

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Eyes off the prize

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The first total solar eclipse in 38 years occurred Aug. 21, and the Aguirre & Fields Fort Worth team came prepared! Armed with eclipse glasses, pinhole projectors and a camera with two ND filters taped to it, the team safely viewed the phenomenon. –mjm...

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Going to the dogs

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Every day is “Take Your Furbabies” to Work Day” for Nathan and Elisa “E” Lane of Fast Lane Metal Works in Dallas. The couple brings their 8lb., green-mohawked toy poodle “Ted” and their two mastiffs, “Nina” and “Lita” to the shop with them to greet customers, keep an eye on the office and test out the floor for napping purposes....

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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A new addition

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Security Screen Masters’ Tommy Davidson welcomed a bull calf to his family. Born to “Grandma” at Davidson’s Caddo Mills ranch, baby is doing well and eating well, which is to be expected – Davidson says little ones like these grow quickly, reaching 500lbs in six months. –mjm...

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08/30/2017 18:16:00 | Viewed: 0
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Playing in the dirt

Dallas/Ft Worth - Clay shoots, golf tournaments, cook-outs, bowling – all fun, but they’ve been done. What if the next corporate or family outing was “like Disney World on steroids?”...

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07/27/2017 20:00:00 | 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