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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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Focus – Construction Forecast – Recent election’s impact still to be seen

SAN ANTONIO – How do you expect 2017 to be for Gonzales+De La Garza & Associates? If you base it on our success in 2016, we’re going to do about a 30 percent increase. That’s just us, though. I see an increase in the amount of opportunities. It should continue that upward climb in infrastructure opportunities....

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12/30/2016 19:09:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Rethinking the recovery of attorney’s fees as a means to save costs

AUSTIN - In a construction dispute, settlement often makes a lot of sense based on fundamental matters such as certainty of outcome and conservation of time and cost. In fact, as a matter of public policy, the State of Texas encourages “the peaceable resolution of disputes” as well as “the early settlement of pending litigation.” But in many construction disputes—particularly those involving a couple hundred thousand dollars or less—t...

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09/27/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Non-Owned Vehicle Risk Management

AUSTIN - Everybody’s got one, some larger than others, some are not even owned, but they still create a risk for the organization. Construction operations have so many worker safety (OSHA) and liability issues (construction defect, mold, silica, etc… ) they often neglect addressing one of the greatest risks to the organization, vehicles and safe driving. In fact, motor vehicle accidents are the largest source of workplace fatalities in the w...

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09/27/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Five IRS audit mistakes to avoid

SAN ANTONIO - The IRS audits about one million taxpayers each year. While the agency is understaffed, that doesn’t mean you’ll slip through the cracks. IRS software automates the selection process now by flagging returns that show abnormalities: Perhaps the return deviates from what’s normally filed, or it’s been linked to a family member, investor, or business partner who is being audited. Also, the more money you make, the more likely y...

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09/27/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Painting with guidance

HOUSTON - Johnny Perry has always had a passion for painting. “I realized my calling after God sent me to help out a church whose pastor was out of town,” says Perry. While visiting the parish, he painted the church giving new life to parish facility....

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09/27/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0