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Legends, myths and fairytales

HOUSTON - Legends, myths and fairytales were theme for the annual tailgate extravaganza hosted by the Houston Area Safety Council on Feb. 9 at the Pasadena Fairgrounds in Pasadena, TX. –cmw...

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02/26/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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After the hunt

HOUSTON - Glenn Rex, executive director, shared this photo from the Mechanical Contractor’s Association (MCA) Texas winter meeting after the day’s hunt at Joshua Creek Ranch in Comfort, TX. –cmw...

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Clays for sport

HOUSTON - In spite of looming bad weather, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) 2018 advocacy sporting clays tournament was a great success. The event was held on Feb. 13 at the Greater Houston Gun Club. -cmw...

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A sheet metal Christmas

SAN ANTONIO - More than 125 Mechanical Contractors Association Sheet Metal & A/C Nat’l Association (MCA-SMACNA) members gathered December 20th at the DoubleTree Hotel for their annual Christmas Party. Photos courtesy of Mary Haskin Photography. -cmw...

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Good tidings to all

HOUSTON - Holiday cheer and good camaraderie was in the air for the Southeast Texas chapter of The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) who held their annual meeting and Christimas party Dec. 2 at the San Luis Resort in Galveston. NECA Executive Director Allen Grainey presents Don Rabel, Mid-West Electric a plaque of appreciation. -cmw...

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01/26/2018 19:31:00 | Viewed: 0
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Safety professionals spread cheer

HOUSTON - Safety professionals representing every aspect of the commercial construction industry headed to Cedar Creek on Dec. 6 for the third annual AGC Houston Safety Professionals Happy Hour. The festivities were livened by “DJ” Eddie Escamilla, safety director for Karsten Interior Services, LP as well as dance-offs by a few brave volunteers to win some great prizes. – 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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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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