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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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Joining together

HOUSTON - While the Associated Builders & Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC) and Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) offices did not suffer any damage, we saw the impact the storm had on our city, and launched a “Members Helping Members” Campaign. We created an interactive tool to help identify members in need and potentially match them with other members who can provide support or assistance....

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Legal - Emerging risk—Misappropriation of pay application proceeds under a factoring agreement

AUSTIN - The explosion of factors in the construction industry has exposed a legislative gap in the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act (the “Act”). The Texas Legislature created the Act as a remedial measure to ensure that contractors, subcontractors, and materialman are paid for their work to improve real property. The Act imposes a fiduciary duty on contractors and subcontractors who are paid directly under a construction contract. These co...

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OSHA electronic injury reporting

AUSTIN - In 2017, OSHA began collecting OSHA 300A data from employers that are required to maintain the OSHA injury illness log and have 20 or more employees. Employers in certain NAICS codes who must submit data electronically are listed here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/NAICScodesforelectronicsubmission.html...

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Insurance - Third Party Over Actions required by written contract

HOUSTON - What is one of the most common types of construction claim arising from on-going operations? It’s called a “third party over action”. As an example, subcontractor’s employee is injured on the job, makes a workers’ compensation claim, but is dissatisfied with the benefits provided. Subcontractor’s employee is prohibited from suing his/her employer due to the exclusive remedy rule of workers’ compensation, so that employe...

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Accounting - Passing down your family business

SAN ANTONIO - Last month we talked about retiring from your business and the succession planning it requires. This month, I’d like to focus on keeping the business in the family. Is it your dream to pass your business down to a son, daughter or another family member? Maybe your dream is for several heirs to one day run the business together?...

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