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Spring mixin’

HOUSTON - The Associated General Contractors (AGC) Houston members packed Cafe Adobe on Mar. 1 for the first networking mixer of the year. The event drew more than 100 construction industry professionals for a chance to network and win a $200 gift card to Pappas from sponsor, SmartBid. -cmw...

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03/29/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Construction brothers

HOUSTON - Truly a black tie affair, members of the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), dressed in all their glitz and glamour, gathered together to see who would take home the coveted Excellence in Construction Award on Feb. 9 at The Bell Tower. –cmw...

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No date for Valentine’s day?

HOUSTON - No worries. The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) took care of that issue for their members. They hosted a Valentine’s dinner Feb. 8 at Killen’s STQ....

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Coming together

HOUSTON - Lupe Gonzalez shared this photo from the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) Houston Chapter’s social mixer held Jan. 25 at The Raven Tower. -cmw...

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Recognition & leadership

HOUSTON - The 2017 Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Chairman, Warren Adamson, S&B Engineers and Constructors, recognized members of the association for their service at the chapter’s inaugural celebration held on Jan. 11. 2018 members of the board were also installed at the event. -cmw...

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Hold’em and wait

HOUSTON -Texas Hold’em is popular in Texas as well as for members of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Greater Houston Chapter. Members gathered together for the chapter’s tournament on Feb. 15 at The Bell Tower. –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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