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Focus – Construction Equipment - Snorkel

SAN ANTONIO – The new Snorkel S3219E provides 19-feet of platform height from a 32-inch wide chassis and can lift 550 lbs. Non-marking tires and saloon-style entry gates are fitted as standard. It is part of the new Snorkel hydraulic drive electric slab scissor lift family that was launched earlier this year. The family includes four models: S3219E, S3226E, S4726E, and S4732E....

Created by : cwright
12/03/2015 19:54:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Architecture & Engineering – More BIM for your buck

SAN ANTONIO – Lorraine M. Dailey, owner of LMD Architects, was an early adopter of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and she has been a passionate advocate of the technology ever since....

Created by : mpaulcn
10/29/2015 16:35:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Specialty Contractors - The pre-school-year crunch

SAN ANTONIO – During the summer, school work keeps the construction industry busy. As soon as kids get out for the summer in early June, contractors move in, and as soon as kids go back in late August, contractors have to finish and clear out....

Created by : mpaulcn
10/14/2015 19:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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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....

Created by : mpaulcn
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....

Created by : mpaulcn
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....

Created by : mpaulcn
05/01/2015 18:26:00 | 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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0