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Focus - Construction safety tightens

SAN ANTONIO - What are the “hot button” issues in the concrete industry? We continue to experience a shortage of qualified labor and volatility in the commodities markets causing spikes in pricing for concrete ready-mix, steel and lumber products used in our industry....

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04/27/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Living the dream

SAN ANTONIO - Several years after attending college, Iris Luna went to work for a masonry contractor as a superintendent, until one day her grandpa asked her why not try to start your own company?...

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - A woman’s legacy

SAN ANTONIO - Memories of working along side her mother and father in the family business is something near and dear to Lindsey. Although she did not set out for a career in construction, this is where the path has led her....

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Focus - Appealing to a new generation

SAN ANTONIO - Attracting new generations to the construction industry requires a creative approach. They are more selective than their parents were when job hunting. They want a career that pays well, fulfills their need for happiness, creativity, and purpose. The Safety Committee and Workforce Development Committee at Associated Builders and Contractors are using maverick approaches for safety training, leadership training and community out...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
02/26/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Safety is good business

SAN ANTONIO - Safety in the workplace has received an increasing amount of attention over the past several years. The rising cost of insurance as well as litigation cost has caught everyone’s attention. In recent years management has considered safety as a hot topic, and resources are going toward compliance, accident prevention programs, and safety training. Yet for most, the safety record has much room for improvement....

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - 2018 construction mode

SAN ANTONIO - A construction increase with a chance of growth is what we can expect in 2018. Texas has its own New Year’s resolution and that’s construction....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - A case for careful review of construction contract dispute resolution clauses

HOUSTON - Dispute resolution clauses are common in contracts between owners, general contractors and subcontractors. For quite some time, the general rule of the construction industry has been that an arbitration proceeding is the preferred method of resolving disputes as opposed to jury trials. There is also the general belief maintained by many in our industry that arbitration is less expensive, less time consuming, and quicker to achieve a re...

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04/27/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Controlling ergonomic risks in construction

AUSTIN - What is the leading cause of lost time accidents in construction? The answer: LIFTING & MATERIAL HANDLING....

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04/27/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Five ways benchmarking can boost your business

AUSTIN - Construction companies face new and complex challenges every day. Knowing how to successfully navigate through them is what can get a company ahead of the competition and better positioned for the future. One incredibly helpful management tool is benchmarking....

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Focus - Truck drivers and concrete

HOUSTON - Holeman has been in the concrete industry since 1998. He has served as president of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Houston Chapter since 2016 and is a member of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA)....

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