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Recognizing diversity

SAN ANTONIO - Diversity contractors across the city were recognized for their accomplishments in the San Antonio market Jul. 21 at the Norris Conference Center. The Hispanic Contractors Association of San Antonio (HCAdeSA) hosted the event. -cmw...

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08/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Another year of excellence

SAN ANTONIO - It was a spectacular evening for the contractors in San Antonio as they came together to see who would win the coveted Excellence In Construction Award at the Associated Builders and Contractors 25th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards banquet held Aug. 3 at the Omni Hotel....

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All in the Phipps family

SAN ANTONIO - Brad Phipps, the San Antonio Firefighter who was badly injured in the Ingram Square fire in May recently returned to his home to continue his recovery. There are tremendous expenses being incurred by his family to include extensive renovations to their home and a multitude of other expenses as a result of his injuries....

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08/29/2017 18:42:00 | Viewed: 0
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Newly minted electrical professionals

SAN ANTONIO - The South Texas Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) held its annual graduation banquet Jun. 28....

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Putting it all on the line

SAN ANTONIO - The American Subcontractors Associa-tion (ASA) San Antonio Chapter held its 16th Annual Fishing Tournament Jun. 30-Jul. 1 in Rockport. –mh...

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Christmas Around the World

SAN ANTONIO - Get ready for the biggest Construct A Kid’s Christmas Gala ever in 2017. This year the theme will be “Christmas Around the World” which will add even more variety to the event....

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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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