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Industry Folks - United Site Services

HOUSTON - With the position of Sales Administrator, an employee has to talk to many different people every day, and that’s what Shawna Sletmoe likes most about her job at United Site Services. With her bubbly personality and joy for life, people enjoy talking to her, too....

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Coasting towards success

HOUSTON - A company that was established in 1980 by a grandfather has been handed down generation to generation, and Jake Siegrist will be the third generation of owners at Coast Graphics & Signs, Inc....

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Industry Folks - Metal Building Supply

HOUSTON - To start the day at Metal Building Supply (MBS), Pat Rothman and another employee open the store and wait for everyone else to arrive. After that, Rothman sets to work in his own little building. He picks up the tools that need fixing, which is pretty much everything. “Battery tools, all the electric tools, and some generators, air compressors, trash pumps, and basic construction tools.” In other words, if it’s broken, he can prob...

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - W.S. Bellows Construction Corporation

HOUSTON - Tommy Lee has been in the safety industry for almost four decades with W.S. Bellows Construction Corpo-ration and saw his work rewarded with one of the highest awards he and the company can receive....

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing

HOUSTON - Donald Gautier has been in the roofing industry for 19 years and his recent work was rewarded at the National Roofing Contractors Asso-ciation’s 130th Annual Convention in Las Vegas....

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks – Brenda Jimenez, Office Manager, Johnston LLC

HOUSTON – Johnston LLC office manager Brenda Jimenez was recently selected as the Houston Chapter president of Society for Design Administration....

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01/27/2017 17:02:00 | 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....

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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...

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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....

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08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0