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Focus - Just do it!

HOUSTON - Brianna Wright, LEED AP, Executive Director, American Subcontractors Association-Houston Chapter (ASA-HC), has been with the organization since 1997....

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03/28/2019 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Farewell to beer can cold

HOUSTON - The HVAC industry has been forced to accept new methods of competence and part ways with the old methods like BEER CAN COLD charging techniques. The sad part of this old technique is that it was never proper even 40 years ago. Manufactures have given us charging tables for many years that used superheat and subcooling charging methods, but most technicians were resistant to see the importance and ignored them. Grabbing the suction line ...

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02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Education meaningless, if not applied

HOUSTON - Auston has dedicated his career to the Height Safety industry since 2001. He is the Managing Director at Checkmate Lifting & Safety located in the United Kingdom. Checkmate is the UK’s leading innovator, designer, manufacturer and trainer of lifting and height safety equipment. He served as the Chairman at Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) and the Technical Committee Chairman supporting and developing Technical Guidan...

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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - 2019 Texas contractors be wary

HOUSTON - Texas contractors had a generally strong year in 2018 and can expect a repeat in 2019. However, there are three reasons for caution: rising materials costs, an ever-tightening labor market, and increasing interest rates....

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12/28/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Yanmar

HOUSTON - The SV100 is the largest excavator model YANMAR offers, with a 72-hp Yanmar diesel engine, 21,550-lb operating weight, 14-ft, 10-in. digging depth and a width of 7 ft, 7 in. The SV100 is in the top of theclass for performance in the 8-10 T segment....

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11/30/2018 16:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Genie®

HOUSTON - Genie® trailer-mounted Z®-booms feature an outstanding operating envelope, making them ideal to reach jobs high and low. With easy-to-tow mobility and simple pictograph controls, Genie trailer-mounted Z-booms take productivity to new heights. Operating envelope of a Z-boom — reaches up, over and out....

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11/30/2018 16:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

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04/29/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0