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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...

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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....

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02/02/2015 16:56:00 | Viewed: 46
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Legal - Getting your I-9 house in order

HOUSTON - From the 2016 Presidential campaign up through the furor over separation and detention of immigrant families this summer, immigration has been a top priority of President Donald Trump and his administration. Regardless of your personal politics, if you are an employer in construction or any related industry, you are in the crosshairs of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) now more than ever before....

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09/27/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Strong return to work strategy; key to good Workers’ Comp experience

AUSTIN - I’d like to share a best-practice strategy that can change your Workers’ Comp. experience for the better. Strongly consider a dedicated person to manage your Workers’ Comp. claims. This person needs to be genuinely caring for the welfare of your employees, but also a tough “bull dog” personality type. You want to be prepared with a strategy of using Return to Work and a Bona Fide Offer of Employment Letter (get sample from y...

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09/27/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Tax law impacts accounting

SAN ANTONIO - Many commercial construction projects can extend beyond one year. Federal tax law provides special rules for accounting for these long-term contracts (Internal Revenue Code Section 460). The rules apply to all long-term contracts unless the contract is exempt due to several exceptions provided by the tax law....

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09/27/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - The future of roofing

AUSTIN - Jody C. Delino graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lamar University. He has been part of the Fifth Wall family since 2007....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
09/27/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0