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Focus – Green Building – Cleaner water through greener design

SAN ANTONIO – In Texas, rain is precious. After the last several years of relentless drought, the spring brought record levels of precipitation across the Lone Star State. When we finally get rain, it can have its drawbacks, including some problems that can be reduced through green building – or green engineering....

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09/02/2015 21:39:00 | Viewed: 0
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Service Providers - Language barriers to safety training

SAN ANTONIO – In the construction industry, receiving the proper safety training to take the proper safety precautions often can be the difference between life and death. As an OSHA-authorized outreach instructor, Rafael C. Llera, Shorm Consulting, emphasizes the importance of training your employees in a language they can understand....

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08/03/2015 15:40:00 | Viewed: 0
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Making the cut

SAN ANTONIO – When cutting into concrete, Patrick Harris, president of Concrete Renovation, Inc., counts his 32 years of experience as one of his most valuable and important tools....

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05/01/2015 18:26:00 | Viewed: 0
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Women in Construction – Treating women as equals on the jobsite

SAN ANTONIO – As the emmisary for human resources for IBTX Risk Services, Linda Drassen receives calls with a variety of issues concerning women working on jobsites. While these issues might discourage some women from wanting to be a part of the construction industry, she has this advice for them: “Do not give up.”...

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04/01/2015 19:43:00 | Viewed: 0
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FOCUS – Construction Education - Promoting professional development

SAN ANTONIO – While there are programs to rally the next generation of the workforce and college programs to bring construction science into the realm of higher education, what options are available for a professional in the field who wants to continue to improve along an existing career path?...

Created by : mpaulcn
02/26/2015 19:29:00 | Viewed: 0
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Construction Education – Look for a good education foundation

SAN ANTONIO – When most people think about construction education, the first thing that comes to mind is training for the skilled trades – plumbing, electrical, equipment operator, steel erector, etc. These are important elements of the industry. Just as important are the senior managers, executives and business owners who create the opportunities to work in the industry and invest their money and manage the risks to their investment (the com...

Created by : cwright
02/26/2015 16:22:00 | Viewed: 0
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Ride for freedom

SAN ANTONIO - Approximatly 800,000 motorcycles rolled into D.C. from around the country for the 31st annual Memorial ride on Sunday, May 27. The ride begins at the Pentagon, through DC, then onto Potomac Park by the Lincoln Monument. Thousands of spectators lined the streets along the route to observe this spectacular event, waving flags and remembering what Memorial Day is all about. It’s a great place to be to celebrate our military veterans...

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06/28/2018 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Construction News in the Big Apple

SAN ANTONIO - Construction News’ editor, Melissa Jones-Meyer and son Avery, take in the sights in New York’s famous Times Square....

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06/28/2018 11:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Current flow of electricity

SAN ANTONIO - Electrical contractors work in a very competitive electrical construction industry. Electrical workers must be trained in safe work practices and National Electrical Code (NEC) compliant installations. Jobsite conditions can vary with tight scheduling demands affected by special equipment, such as lighting, generators, and distribution equipment....

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06/28/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Programmable switching

HOUSTON - A native of Houston, Hengst began his electrical trade career in 1974. He became a Journeyman in 1977 and then progressed to be a Houston Master Electrician (HMEL 205) in 1990. His career has covered industrial, aviation and commercial installations throughout the greater Houston area, combining hands on and management roles. He is a principle member for the IEC on Code Making Panel 8 and a member of UL STP 5 and 6 along with a number ...

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06/28/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0