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Safety professionals spread cheer

HOUSTON - Safety professionals representing every aspect of the commercial construction industry headed to Cedar Creek on Dec. 6 for the third annual AGC Houston Safety Professionals Happy Hour. The festivities were livened by “DJ” Eddie Escamilla, safety director for Karsten Interior Services, LP as well as dance-offs by a few brave volunteers to win some great prizes. – te...

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Hard hats & heels

HOUSTON - Members of Women Contractors Association (WCA) celebrated the 20th Anniversary on Nov. 30. The new board members for 2018 were announced at the casino night event. - te...

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An evening for giving

HOUSTON - Christmas is the spirit of giving. This was evident for the members of the Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) who gathered together for an evening of cheer Dec. 20 at the Houston Engineering & Scientific Society. During the evening’s festivities, the association presented a donation to the Nehemiah Center “Christmas Angels” program. –cmw...

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A glassy Christmas

HOUSTON - Members of the Houston Area Glass Association (HAGA) gathered for an evening of appreciation and awards Dec. 7 at the Westwind Club. –cmw L-R: HAGA board members pose for a photo. Front L-R: Irene Lopez, Mario and Jonathon Oldfield; Back L-R: Lindsay Price, David Bridges, Cody Snyder and Luke Lucas....

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An epic journey

HOUSTON - On October 18th, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Houston Chapter held their annual Excellence in Construction awards banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Houston. Houston companies were awarded for what were deemed out of this world projects in the commercial, residential, and industrial industry. - te...

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NAWIC’s new leadership

HOUSTON - On Aug. 30, Beth Brooks, CAE took over the role of executive vice president of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), a continuation of more than 30 years of leadership for the Certified Association Executive....

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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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