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Tailgate fun

SAN ANTONIO - L-R: Ray Fehner, KCM Cabinets; Scott Wiatrek, Dedicated Landscape Solutions; Chris Christians, Lynwood Building Materials; Todd Meuth, Health Markets; and Mike McGinnis, Allen & Allen share a few laughs at the American Subcontractors Association’s (ASA) Tailgate Mixer held in the Alamo Tees & Advertising parking lot on Oct. 26. -cmw...

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Breaking clays

SAN ANTONIO - Another beautiful fall day brought out the outdoorsmen and women on Nov. 9 for the Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. South Texas Chapter Sporting Clay Shoot and Barbeque Cook-off held at the National Shooting Complex. Over 200 shooters and 20 cooking teams participated in this annual event....

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Fun reeling time

SAN ANTONIO - There was plenty of great fishing and fun to be had at the 24th Annual Fishing Tournament hosted by the Texas Air Conditioning Contractors Association (TACCA). Originally scheduled for September 8-9, the event was postponed to Oct 27-28 due to the devastation and relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey. -cmw...

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Behind the projects

SAN ANTONIO - Recognizing people and companies behind the projects that have left a footprint on our city since 1990, Associated General Contractors’ Casino Night and Construction Industry Awards were held Nov. 16 at the Club at Sonterra. -cmw...

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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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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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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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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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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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