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Focus - Keeping you insulated

SAN ANTONIO - Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing (AIWP) was established in 1982 and currently has eleven offices in seven states performing all types of insulation, spray fireproofing, waterproofing, fire stop, spray foam and spray insulation on signature projects across the southeast and Midwest regions of the United States....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Green Building - Views of green

SAN ANTONIO - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? Jeff: Booming! We continue to see positive movement in K-12, Higher Ed, and Municipal work. The private sector is recovering strong and will continue to gage the activities and positive decision with the current administration in Washington. There is great optimism that a revised tax plan and final outcomes with health care will boost the market eve...

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08/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Service Providers - Reaching new heights

SAN ANTONIO - How would you describe the construction industry in general terms? Have you experienced an increase in business? Slowdown? The San Antonio market seems to be steady. We have seen an increase over last year. I think this may be due the political change. However, the elected politicians need to get busy and deliver what they all promised. They seem to fall into the Washington click when they reach DC – taking care of themselves ...

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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FOCUS - Electrical Industry - Gaining strength through adversity

SAN ANTONIO - The current outlook for the electrical industry is strong. The number of construction projects in Texas has been steadily rising for both large and small companies over the past several years....

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06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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FOCUS - Electrical Industry - Living by the code of safety

SAN ANTONIO - In September, the 2017 code will become effective. What changes can electrical contractors expect to see in the new code?...

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06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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