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The 500-lb gorilla

HOUSTON - Okay, so what does a 500-lb gorilla build? In this case, it’s much sought-after cages and enclosures for such items as irrigation backflow equipment to generators and AC units....

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12/28/2018 19:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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What’s not to dig?

HOUSTON - Houston is Kenny Ryans hometown, where he was born, raised and still resides at today. Back in the ‘90s when Ryans was a kid, his grandpa, whose name was MC Hammer, would take him out on job sites and he would watch his grandpa work in the construction industry....

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Bicycles for Christmas

HOUSTON -To show their support for the community during this season of giving, Tellepsen collected and donated more than 1,150 bicycles to the U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots program. A local Marine battalion dispatched three 18-wheeler truck and trailers Dec. 18 to pick up the bicycles from the Tellepsen parking lot where the bikes were staged. –cmw...

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Built by design

HOUSTON - Ancient Aztec architecture is world famous, such as the pyramid of Santa Cecelia Acatitlan. The Aztecs took great pride in their craftsmanship....

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Paved to last

HOUSTON - Think about all the work we do and effort we put into things. Chances are 99.9 percent of whatever it is we do, it’s not going to last....

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Bravo, sir - well done

HOUSTON - From VA counseling and medications for PTSD to running his own construction company - Stephen Moreno of 12 Bravo Construction is motivated....

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Legal - Emerging risk—Misappropriation of pay application proceeds under a factoring agreement

AUSTIN - The explosion of factors in the construction industry has exposed a legislative gap in the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act (the “Act”). The Texas Legislature created the Act as a remedial measure to ensure that contractors, subcontractors, and materialman are paid for their work to improve real property. The Act imposes a fiduciary duty on contractors and subcontractors who are paid directly under a construction contract. These co...

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01/30/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA electronic injury reporting

AUSTIN - In 2017, OSHA began collecting OSHA 300A data from employers that are required to maintain the OSHA injury illness log and have 20 or more employees. Employers in certain NAICS codes who must submit data electronically are listed here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/NAICScodesforelectronicsubmission.html...

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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Third Party Over Actions required by written contract

HOUSTON - What is one of the most common types of construction claim arising from on-going operations? It’s called a “third party over action”. As an example, subcontractor’s employee is injured on the job, makes a workers’ compensation claim, but is dissatisfied with the benefits provided. Subcontractor’s employee is prohibited from suing his/her employer due to the exclusive remedy rule of workers’ compensation, so that employe...

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Accounting - Passing down your family business

SAN ANTONIO - Last month we talked about retiring from your business and the succession planning it requires. This month, I’d like to focus on keeping the business in the family. Is it your dream to pass your business down to a son, daughter or another family member? Maybe your dream is for several heirs to one day run the business together?...

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