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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....

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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....

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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?...

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02/26/2015 19:29:00 | Viewed: 0
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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...

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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....

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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....

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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?...

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0