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Topping out for Vaughn

SAN ANTONIO - On Oct. 3, Vaughn Construction topped out the construction of the University of Texas Health San Antonio’s newest building, the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies....

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Service before self

SAN ANTONIO - Lucio Gonzalez’s whole adult life has been dedicated to the public’s safety. First, he was a full-time San Antonio police officer and deputy sheriff. Now, he’s a reserve constable. In addition to that role, Gonzalez is also owner of JAG Public Safety, a company that provides barricades and traffic control devices....

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Sealing the deal

SAN ANTONIO - Having outgrown its previous location, SealMaster San Antonio celebrated its new location with an open house. South Texas owners John and Marilyn Peterson were on hand from Houston to host the event....

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Got brick?

SAN ANTONIO - Evrado Torres is the exact middle of seven sons, all of who are either masons with their own companies, or who work for him....

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Reconning the stone

SAN ANTONIO - The word “recon” conjures up a military image of soldiers on the prowl, searching out the enemy....

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Starry, starry night

SAN ANTONIO - No one can ever accuse Ovidio Flores of getting the general manager’s job at Skylights Over Texas (SOT) just because he’s the owner’s son....

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Legal - Emerging risk—Misappropriation of pay application proceeds under a factoring agreement

AUSTIN - The explosion of factors in the construction industry has exposed a legislative gap in the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act (the “Act”). The Texas Legislature created the Act as a remedial measure to ensure that contractors, subcontractors, and materialman are paid for their work to improve real property. The Act imposes a fiduciary duty on contractors and subcontractors who are paid directly under a construction contract. These co...

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OSHA electronic injury reporting

AUSTIN - In 2017, OSHA began collecting OSHA 300A data from employers that are required to maintain the OSHA injury illness log and have 20 or more employees. Employers in certain NAICS codes who must submit data electronically are listed here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/NAICScodesforelectronicsubmission.html...

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Insurance - Third Party Over Actions required by written contract

HOUSTON - What is one of the most common types of construction claim arising from on-going operations? It’s called a “third party over action”. As an example, subcontractor’s employee is injured on the job, makes a workers’ compensation claim, but is dissatisfied with the benefits provided. Subcontractor’s employee is prohibited from suing his/her employer due to the exclusive remedy rule of workers’ compensation, so that employe...

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Accounting - Passing down your family business

SAN ANTONIO - Last month we talked about retiring from your business and the succession planning it requires. This month, I’d like to focus on keeping the business in the family. Is it your dream to pass your business down to a son, daughter or another family member? Maybe your dream is for several heirs to one day run the business together?...

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