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Focus – Construction Education – Controls in the classroom

SAN ANTONIO – Students coming up through apprenticeship programs in various trades will have to deal with building automation systems (BAS) at some point in the field, especially as they become more common, explains Greg Schulmeier....

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02/24/2017 20:12:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Forecast – Recent election’s impact still to be seen

SAN ANTONIO – How do you expect 2017 to be for Gonzales+De La Garza & Associates? If you base it on our success in 2016, we’re going to do about a 30 percent increase. That’s just us, though. I see an increase in the amount of opportunities. It should continue that upward climb in infrastructure opportunities....

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12/30/2016 19:09:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Ford

SAN ANTONIO – When it comes to serving the individual and fleet trucking needs of customers across the U.S., no dealership provides a more complete, diverse truck inventory than Grande Truck Center in San Antonio. A one-stop-shop for trucking needs, the dealership provides sales, parts and service. From a start-up truck retail operation in 1967 to a top national dealership today, Grande has kept trucks on the road for 49 years....

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11/29/2016 17:09:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Wacker

SAN ANTONIO – This mid size dumper features a 6,600 lb (3-metric ton) payload capacity, power swivel material handling and hydrostatic permanent four-wheel drive as standard. The hydrostatic drive system offers user-friendly controls, eliminating the need to change gears. The 3001 offers superior performance, the drive system automatically provides torque when and where it is needed. With no clutch to wear or gears to grind, hydrostatic drive e...

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11/29/2016 17:07:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Ditch Witch

SAN ANTONIO – Ditch Witch customers asked for more power to perform all functions at once. Both the JT30 and its counterpart, the JY30 All Terrain, are the most powerful and quietest drills in their class – by a long shot. And both are products of direct customer feedback from years of experience in all types of job conditions....

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11/29/2016 17:06:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Leica

SAN ANTONIO – Leica Geosystem has introduced the world’s first self-learning MultiStation Robotic Total Station. The Leica Nova MS60 brings together all available measurement technologies in one instrument, including 3D scanning, robotic total station capabilities, and GPS connectivity. To further meet the demands of ever-changing work sites; the MS60 multistation combines the latest measurement technology with the world’s first self-learni...

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11/29/2016 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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FOCUS - HVAC & Plumbing - Everyone needs water

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It seems like the construction industry is booming. We have been slammed since opening our doors eight years ago....

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Cedar with style

AUSTIN - Taking time out for a photo with Construction News Austin Editor at Cedar Supply in Kyle, L-R: Jason Sanders, John Gonzales and Carter Smith...

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Creating a winning social media strategy

AUSTIN - Every business looking to achieve success through social media needs to have a well written social media strategy designed to reach their customers and get the desired result. Just as social media channels are not equal in scope, demographics and reach, all social media channels might not be right for your company goals....

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Lightning safety when working outdoors

AUSTIN - Lightning is a dangerous natural force. Annually in the United States, cloud-to-ground lightning occurs 20 to 25 million times and over 300 people are struck by lightning. During the past 30 years, about 50 people, on average, have been killed by lightning strikes every year, and many more suffer permanent disabilities....

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0