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Industry Folks - Moore Erection LP

SAN ANTONIO - Born and raised in Denver, CO, Drake spent the first 15 years of his life in the Mile-High City until he moved to Phoenix, AZ where he would spend the next 15 years before coming to the Lone Star State to work in 1991....

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08/29/2017 16:39:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - SpawGlass

SAN ANTONIO - Though Jonathan Bradley has been working for SpawGlass for nearly a decade, he is new to the San Antonio Division. He recently transferred from the general contractor’s Houston Division to take on the role of preconstruction manager....

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - Alpha Building Corporation

SAN ANTONIO - For four years, Shawn Babb has served as the operations manager for Alpha Building Corporation, but before that, he served in the military for 21 years, cutting his teeth on construction as a U.S. Navy Seabee....

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06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Texas Apprentice

SAN ANTONIO - Ezekiel “Zeke” Rodriguez entered the construction industry doing tile because his uncle, Triniti Vigil, intro-duced him to the trade. As he learns from his uncle, he has also enrolled in an apprenticeship program that he expects to complete this year....

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05/30/2017 15:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - Austin Materials

SAN ANTONIO - As of this month, Roque “Rocky” Leal has been working with Austin Materials as operations manager for one year. In his position, he oversees day-to-day operations for the field in San Antonio....

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - Hart Acoustical & Drywall

SAN ANTONIO - For 26 years, Tony Pieprzyca, better known as “Tony Pie,” has worked at Hart Acoustical & Drywall, but as of Apr. 21, he officially retired. Turning 66 this year, he has finished the race, he says, and while he has his health, he wants to have some fun....

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Green Building - A green horizon

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The construction industry as whole is doing fine. There are new projects and new products coming on board every day. Each city faces its obstacles. Our challenges are still the same, lead times for permits are still lagging and the shortage of labor has always been a factor....

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09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

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09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - The Economic Loss Rule and construction defect litigation Part 3: Blurred lines, uncertainty, and recent legal developments

AUSTIN - This is the third article in a three-part series about the economic loss rule. As previously discussed, the rule sorts legal claims by distinguishing whether a party can recover under contract or in tort. Thus, how the rule draws the line between contract and tort claims is vital for those in the construction industry. Indeed, if the rule sets a broad scope for contract claims, parties who rely on the certainty provided by certain contra...

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08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

AUSTIN - On March 25th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are now subject to new standards for protecting workers. As the construction industry approaches the required implementation date of September 23, 2017, it is a good time to review the highlights....

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08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0