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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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FOCUS – Construction Safety – Cultural transformation: Establishing safety as everyone’s core value

SAN ANTONIO – Consider these two safety vision statements: “On every project, at all times, safety is our top priority.” “We make NO compromise with respect to morality, ethics, or safety. If a design or work practice is perceived to be unsafe, we do not proceed until the issue is resolved.”...

Created by : cwright
02/02/2015 17:00:00 | Viewed: 42
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FOCUS – Construction Safety – Partners in safety

SAN ANTONIO – Safety on the job is always a priority. If you’re a contractor, every employee’s safety is your responsibility. But what happens when your employee comes from a staffing company? The answer is that his or her safety and job-specific training is still your responsibility; however, you have a partner in the employee-protection process....

Created by : mpaulcn
02/02/2015 16:56:00 | Viewed: 46
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Focus – Longevity through flexibility

SAN ANTONIO – In the 75 years Ford Powell & Carson Inc. has been a part of the San Antonio community, there have been a lot of changes in architecture and the way the firm does business....

Created by : mpaulcn
11/05/2014 21:52:00 | Viewed: 13
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Focus – The marriage of drywall and technology

SAN ANTONIO – Michael Sireno, president of Baker Triangle’s San Antonio office, recites a quote he’s tired of hearing....

Created by : mpaulcn
10/07/2014 15:11:00 | Viewed: 22
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FOCUS – Seeing the forest for the trees

SAN ANTONIO – To build green, contractors need the right materials. In the lumber industry, it’s not a matter of having a “green” material, but of responsibly sourced material that has the necessary documentation to back it up....

Created by : mpaulcn
09/29/2014 19:49:00 | Viewed: 20
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Hitting the slopes

AUSTIN - Construction News’ Dana Calonge shared this photo of her and husband Dick in Breckenridge, CO where the two escaped to celebrate Dana’s birthday. -cmw...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - New year, new ideas for recruiting and retaining employees in the construction industry

AUSTIN - For the U.S. economy, the positive signs continue: unemployment rates are at historic lows, consumer spending is increasing, the stock market–while volatile at times–continues to set new records and optimism is at an all-time high....

Created by : contributorcn
03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Effective emergency planning critical to managing OSHA investigations and rising incident penalties

AUSTIN - The stated purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” OSHA has promulgated various standards to create rules employers must use to protect their employees from hazards....

Created by : contributorcn
03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Managing your fleet exposures - driver qualifications

AUSTIN - What is the biggest risk for your operations? A worker injury, a big liability claim, a large property loss?...

Created by : contributorcn
03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0