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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...

Created by : cwright
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....

Created by : mpaulcn
02/02/2015 16:56:00 | Viewed: 46
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Focus – Longevity through flexibility

SAN ANTONIO – In the 75 years Ford Powell & Carson Inc. has been a part of the San Antonio community, there have been a lot of changes in architecture and the way the firm does business....

Created by : mpaulcn
11/05/2014 21:52:00 | Viewed: 13
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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