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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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Beach fiesta time

HOUSTON - Over 300 members of the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) and their guests enjoyed free food and drinks and a chance to escape the hot summer sun on Aug. 25 for the ASA’s 12th annual Fiesta on the Beach at the American Institute of Architecture’s (AIA) annual sandcastle competition. -cmw...

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Place your bet!

HOUSTON - It was gambling time for the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Aug. 10. The association hosted a casino night for its members and guests with a huge success. Over 200 guests were in attendance. IEC collected school supplies for the VFW 8790 during the event who donated the supplies to families of veterans in need. –cmw...

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Hook, line & winner

HOUSTON - The Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS) Alamo Chapter 11 in conjunction the Coast Bend Chapter 12 held their 13th Annual Hook, Line and Surveyor fishing tournament at Redfish Bay & Boathouse in Aransas Pass. All proceeds from the event benefit the chapters’ scholarship funds. Prizes were awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 5th and 8th place winners of each boat for heaviest stringer. -cmw...

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NAWIC bowls

HOUSTON - Members of the Houston Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) gathered for the chapter’s NAWIC Bowls fundraising event on Jul. 20 at Copperfield Bowl. The event was a huge success and a fun-filled evening for all. –cmw...

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Cards anyone?

HOUSTON -The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) hosted its Annual Casino Night Aug. 2 at the Bell Tower. With standing room only, everyone had a great time. –cmw...

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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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