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Thanks for the memories, Randy

SAN ANTONIO - From Churchill HS, to drag-racing, to hunting, and on to business, you were always #1 and a heck of a lot of fun....

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08/31/2017 16:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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In memoriam - Randy Wyatt

SAN ANTONIO - Beloved comrade to the construction industry, George Randall “Randy” Wyatt, passed away at the age 62, Aug. 15, 2017 in Spring Branch, Texas. He was born in Karlsruhe, Germany on Oct. 14, 1954 and adopted by his parents George Larry Wyatt and Geneva Morris Wyatt when he was 1 1/2 –years old....

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Comfortable pillow

SAN ANTONIO - David Bucchi has been in the air conditioning industry since he was 19. He got started in 1977 while living in Houston. Born in Trenton, NJ, Bucchi’s family moved to Houston, TX in 1968. He attended Southwest Texas State in San Marcos....

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Hammering away

SAN ANTONIO - Alvaro Martinez would have no idea he would be the CEO of his own company when he married his wife. As it would turn out, Martinez’s father-in-law is the owner of Taeshin Corporation in Korea, the manufacturer of hydraulic hammers. This gave him the opportunity to start selling breakers....

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Working together

SAN ANTONIO - Owner Jack Karam who is no stranger to the construction industry established Geofill Construction in 2003....

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Stalking a contractor

SAN ANTONIO - In August, a couple of editors from Construction News were working in the New Braunfels area visiting construction companies, taking photos, etc. After leaving a construction site and interview, then taking a wrong turn to nowhere, we spotted a work truck with a Triple R Electric Logo on the side. We decided to follow the truck in hopes he’d lead us to a world of construction companies, at the least his office or a job site....

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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