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Constructing the future

HOUSTON - The use of drones was initially intended for military use for missions that were deemed too dangerous for humans, but unmanned aerial vehicle use is broadening....

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11/28/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Building on friendship

HOUSTON - Not many people can say they have been friends with someone for 40 years, and even fewer can say they opened a company with that person, but a great friendship and hard work is how Linron Company in Houston came to be....

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HALLOWEEN PHOTOS

HOUSTON - Rishaan and Aarush, sons of Gaurav Tripathi with Raba Kistner. -te...

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A safer Texas

HOUSTON - In 1991, the Texas Legislature took a stance on the skyrocketing workers’ compensation rates that affected Texas companies in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. This company originally known as the Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund, would later become known as Texas Mutual Insurance....

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11/28/2017 16:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Taking on something new

HOUSTON - Being part of a new branch of a business can be exciting, but also very stressful. John Guel, branch manager for New Guard Coatings Inc., is taking it all in stride....

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10/31/2017 11:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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Winner, winner chicken dinner

HOUSTON - Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) held a BBQ Cook off where families had a finger-licking good time. - te...

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Finders keepers! Benefit options to attract and keep good employees

SAN ANTONIO - Many companies in the construction industry are experiencing increased difficulty in attracting and keeping good skilled laborers. One way to edge out the competition is to offer better employee benefits. One employee benefit becoming more popular with construction companies is offering retirement benefits to employees. For the purposes of this column, we’ll explore four basic retirement plan options, but there are other options ...

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11/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Driven to distraction

SAN ANTONIO - Distracted drivers are everywhere and are the single largest contributing factor to traffic accidents today. Consider this: during the 5 seconds it takes to read a text, a vehicle traveling 55mph will move approximately 250 feet down the road, or nearly the length of a football field. Because drivers are often preoccupied when driving, employers must evaluate the potential risks involved in the operation of both company-owned and no...

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11/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Texas Supreme Court clarifies standard for suits against design professionals

SAN ANTONIO - The Texas Supreme Court recently considered two cases seeking to clarify the meaning of and standards in Tex. Civ. Prac. Rem. Code Ch. 150, which requires suits against design professionals to be supported by a sworn affidavit known as a Certificate of Merit (“COM”). When the plaintiff’s claims arise from the defendant’s provision of professional services, a COM must be furnished by a similarly licensed third-party expert wh...

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11/22/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0