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Women to the rescue

HOUSTON - This past month has been a nightmare for so many because of Hurricane Harvey. He hit hard and fast in the Corpus Christi area before moving to Houston and causing catastrophic flooding in our area....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Texas spirit

HOUSTON - As hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and the surrounding areas, the staff at the IEC Texas Gulf Coast Chapter counted their blessings. Even though it came close, both the office and all staff members’ homes were not damaged during the storm....

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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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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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01/30/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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