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Focus - Green Building - Encouraging sustainable design

HOUSTON - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? Have you experienced an increase in business? Slowdown? We have started to work with a lot more general contractors than we were in the beginning, and we really like working with them. We really like getting on site and seeing what they’re doing and helping them troubleshoot any issues associated with materials and indoor quality. Some things that s...

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08/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Service Providers - Portable assistance

HOUSTON - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? Have you experienced an increase in business? Slowdown? I would say from our perspective, the construction industry has held steady over the years, but there has been a slowdown in multi-family construction. We are finishing up on our current projects and our clients say they do not have anything else on the books in the Houston area....

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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FOCUS - Electrical Industry - Texas thriving

Houston - The construction field is constantly changing with technology, code and different types of buildings being built. The electrical industry in the Houston area is no different as the technology changes and the customers look for the new and different in their projects....

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06/29/2017 14:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Education – Spreading the word

HOUSTON – Builder’s Academy has come a long way from its humble beginnings of just five students as a consumer advocate training for owners in 1994. Now the education center has over 85 students taking a 40-hour, six-week class....

Created by : cschoonovercn
02/27/2017 17:58:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Forecast – Maintaining a great staff is key for 2017

HOUSTON – What is your projection for 2017? I think 2017 will be another good year for the business. We feel good about our market position at the moment....

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12/29/2016 16:24:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Bobcat

HOUSTON – Bobcat® compact excavators are your smart choice for general excavation and site preparation projects. Bobcat excavators offer more exclusive features to help you be more productive and maximize your uptime....

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 22:26:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Green Building - A green horizon

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The construction industry as whole is doing fine. There are new projects and new products coming on board every day. Each city faces its obstacles. Our challenges are still the same, lead times for permits are still lagging and the shortage of labor has always been a factor....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

Created by : rdoebblercn
09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - The Economic Loss Rule and construction defect litigation Part 3: Blurred lines, uncertainty, and recent legal developments

AUSTIN - This is the third article in a three-part series about the economic loss rule. As previously discussed, the rule sorts legal claims by distinguishing whether a party can recover under contract or in tort. Thus, how the rule draws the line between contract and tort claims is vital for those in the construction industry. Indeed, if the rule sets a broad scope for contract claims, parties who rely on the certainty provided by certain contra...

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08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

AUSTIN - On March 25th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are now subject to new standards for protecting workers. As the construction industry approaches the required implementation date of September 23, 2017, it is a good time to review the highlights....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0