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Expo-nential function . . . . Coming to Houston August 16-17

HOUSTON – Networking was the name of the game at the annual Build Expo. Held Mar. 15-16 at Dallas’ Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, guests had the chance to meet others in their industry, attend workshops and view thousands of construction-related products at more than 100 exhibits, some of which were presented by construction-related companies with locations in the Houston area. Construction News was also a sponsor of the expo. –mjm...

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03/31/2017 15:06:00 | Viewed: 0
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A Houston icon

HOUSTON – For more than 50 years, Aztec Rental has served the Houston area as a one-stop shop for equipment rental and equipment sales....

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03/31/2017 14:19:00 | Viewed: 0
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Plumb quality

HOUSTON – Master Plumber Danny Nicholson has been in the plumbing business for 35 years, including stints as a Pasadena plumbing inspector and a contractor for NASA. But he soon realized his real passion was actual plumbing, and in 2014 he started his company Nicholson Plumbing....

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03/31/2017 13:59:00 | Viewed: 0
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Expanding the brand

HOUSTON – In early 2016, Chaparral Insulation launched Chaparral Industrial Services (CIS). Now not only is the Chaparral name connected with insulation, it now does industrial/commercial painting, abrasive blast, electric heat trace, general maintenance and scaffolding....

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02/27/2017 17:52:00 | Viewed: 0
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Bird call

HOUSTON – The story behind the name isn’t a nod to Edgar Allan Poe or even a deeper meaning. Raven Air Conditioning & Heat owner Juan Silva just likes birds. The company has taken the name and run with it as it starts to expand outside of the Houston area....

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02/27/2017 17:49:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fast off the blocks

HOUSTON – The new year has been a busy and productive time for Walter P. Moore. The 86-year-old company is an engineering form that specializes in innovation in the business along with structures, infrastructure and traffic and transportation systems....

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02/27/2017 17:44:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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