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Never forgotten

SAN ANTONIO - Safety is a priority on every jobsite, regardless of construction value. More than 170 industry professionals registered for the 2nd Annual Construction Safety Summit Oct. 4 at the Alzafar Shrine Temple. Committee Chair Ted Dunnam of ESC Safety Consultants originally conceptualized this idea two years ago after watching the construction fatalities in San Antonio increase....

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Going orange for hunger

SAN ANTONIO - North Star Mall hosted the 12th Annual CANstruction design/build competition as one of San Antonio’s Food Bank’s SA Goes Orange for Hunger campaign. Ten teams representing San Antonio chapters of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Society for Design Administration participated with only 12 hours, beginning Sept. 10, to defy expectations, logic and gravity as they assembled these amazing sculptures using approxim...

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Cards & more

SAN ANTONIO - A salsa taste-off, a pour-off and a Texas Hold’em tournament makes for a great time with great people. The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) held its annual Pour-off, Texas Hold ‘em & Salsa Taste-off Sept. 21 at Aggie Park....

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Braving the elements

SAN ANTONIO - Despite the on-going drizzle, more than 150 individuals participated in the 40th Annual Hunter’s Symposium Sept. 27 at Bexar Community Shooting Range in Marion, TX. Long-time member, Louis Mosel, LC Mosel Company celebrated his 90th birthday at the event. The event was hosted by MCA-SMACNA. Photos courtesty of Mary Haskin photography. -cmw...

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Where are the clowns?

SAN ANTONIO - Come one. Come all. The circus has come to town. Well, not technically, but as far as the Associated General Contractors (AGC) were concerned, it did as that was the theme for AGC’s 24th Annual Safety Fair & BBQ Cook-off which was held on Oct. 7 at the Helotes Fair Grounds. -cmw...

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Before the storm

SAN ANTONIO - The threat of Hurricane Harvey didn’t stop shooters from enjoying the beautiful “pre-weather” of Hurricane Harvey at the San Antonio Gun Club on Aug. 25. The 3rd Annual Paloma Primer was hosted by the Hispanic Contractors Association de San Antonio (HCA de SA)....

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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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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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