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Swinging into action

HOUSTON - Members of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Houston Chapter headed to Herman Park Golf Course to play in the 13th annual Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Golf Tournament. The event raised $10,000 for education scholarships and the team from Drake Environmental Houston, LLC took home first place. The winning team from L-R: Brandon DeStefano, Corbin King, Dustin King, and Scott Story. – te...

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Building members

HOUSTON - The National Association of Women (NAWIC) Houston Chapter was one of the many associations, contractors, and vendors that attended the Blue Book Event held at Minute Maid Park. NAWIC had several ladies sign up to join the active chapter. -te...

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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2017 IEC Texas Gulf Coast Graduation Ceremony

HOUSTON - The Gulf Coast chapter of Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) celebrated 116 graduates from the Apprentice program at the University of Houston. 11 students received special recognition:...

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Winning big at state

HOUSTON - Twenty-nine Outstanding Construction Awards were handed out at the AGC-Texas Building Branch convention held Jun. 18 – 21 at The Coeur D’Alene Resort in Idaho. -te...

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Bridging the gap

HOUSTON - The way people get information, communicate and market for their business has changed drastically over the years, and Houston construction associations are finding ways to adjust....

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06/30/2017 00:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Brick by brick

HOUSTON - The Associated Masonry Contractors of Houston (AMCH) invited members and guest to enjoy music, dinner and cocktails at its 20th Annual Golden Trowel Awards on May 24 at The Junior League of Houston.–cs...

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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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