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Grand re-opening

HOUSTON - The International Painters Union and Allied Trades District Council 88 (IUPAT DC88) welcomed workers and their families to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Finishing Trades Institute training facility....

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APEX awards

HOUSTON - Houston commercial construction contractors celebrated the most outstanding projects built by members of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) at the Awards for Project Excellence (APEX) on Sept. 22. The event was held at The Houstonian. One hundred entries were submitted. Peter Dawson, AIA, NCARB, was honored with the 2018 AGC Houston Mas-ter Builder award, who recently retired as Senior Vice President of Facilities Services at T...

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First ever for MCA

HOUSTON - The Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) Houston produced its first ever Top Gun Team Handgun and Rifle Shoot at the Athena Gun Club. The event was held on Oct.19 with 21 participating teams plus a number of MCA members who came just to watch and enjoy the fellowship. All were treated to lunch catered by Demeris Catering. -cmw...

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Taking the ICE

HOUSTON - The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Greater Houston Chapter hosted their 2018 Excellence in Construction Awards Gala to acknowledge the commitment ABC members dedicate to safety and excellence during the construction of their projects....

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Sands of art

HOUSTON - If you didn’t go down to Galveston Aug. 25, you missed out! The American Institute of Architects (AIA) hosted their 32nd Annual Sandcastle Competition on Galveston’s East Beach. Over 20,000 spectators converged to witness works of art come to life in just a matter of a few hours. Judging of the sculptures was based on originality, artistic execution, technical difficulty, carving techniques, and utilization of the site with all part...

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PAC n’ clays

HOUSTON - Pull out your shotguns, its time to get ready for the upcoming dove hunting season. The Texas Construction Association (TCA) hosted their annual PAC fundraiser clay shoot on Aug. 21 at the Greater Houston Gun Club. Guests were treated to a barbeque dinner following a day of competitive shooting. -cmw...

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Focus - Continued healthy growth

AUSTIN - As Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Contracting Company, Feigenbaum brings over 25 years of construction experience. She is responsible for strategic planning, employee and leadership development, operations, and profitability. She oversees all hiring/recruitment decisions, project selection and ensures that client expectations are being satisfied and all projects are completed safely and in a timely manner....

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Focus - What’s in Store for Construction in 2019

AUSTIN - It would be easy to argue that U.S. economic performance in 2018 was better than it has been in 13 years. While there has been abundant negativity this past year regarding the propriety of tariffs, trade skirmishes, abandonment of various treaties, shifting immigration policy, recently announced layoffs at GM, and rapidly expanding national debt, there can be little debate regarding whether near-term economic performance has been solid....

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OSHA - OSHA’s best kept secret

AUSTIN - OSHA’s best kept secret is the OSHA Consultation Program provided by the Texas Department of Insurance. This no-cost safety and health consultation program is completely separate from the OSHA inspection effort. Primarily targeted for smaller businesses, employers can find out about potential hazards at their workplace, improve programs that are already in place, and even qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspections....

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Legal - Beware factors and assignment of pay application proceeds

AUSTIN - As the construction market in Texas continues its explosive activity, more and more new contractors or subcontractors are entering the arena. Many of these new businesses are inadequately capitalized and may need to resort to assignment of receivables in order to cover their cash flow needs, month to month. An example is as follows:...

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