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Spotlight - Metroscapes Landscaping and Green Grow Organics

SAN ANTONIO - These days, many are concerned about our environment, the air we breathe and the water we drink. Then there are the pesticides and chemical weed killers and fertilizers, possibly in the food we eat and the food livestock and farm animals eat....

Created by : rdoebblercn
08/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Brantley Hightower, Founding Partner, HiWorks

SAN ANTONIO - In the office, Brantley Hightower is celebrating the fifth anniversary of his firm, HiWorks, and recently got his drone license as a bonus. At 40, he still considers himself to be a student of architecture as well as a student of the world. Noting that he feels incredibly lucky, he has done projects in the Hill Country, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Houston and as far west as Fort Stockton....

Created by : mpaulcn
07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Vicky Hansen, Hansen Screen Company

SAN ANTONIO - If you look up Vicky Hansen on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), you’ll find credits for her as an actor, director, and producer. If you go to see a wrestling match put on by Branded Outlaw Wrestling, she’ll be the show runner. And if you walk into Hansen Screen Company, she’s simply known as “Mrs. Boss.”...

Created by : mpaulcn
06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Alex Ocasio, President, Cross Branch Surveying

SAN ANTONIO - After a whirlwind and winding journey, Alex Ocasio found his calling in the construction industry in surveying, and for the last seven years, he has been running his own company, Cross Branch Surveying, with his friend, Barbara Bruce, who worked with him at a previous surveying company....

Created by : mpaulcn
05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - M. Ashley Hohmann, Managing Member

SAN ANTONIO - Having founded Hohmann Development Services (HDS) in 2002, M. Ashley Hohmann has been running his own company for 15 years now....

Created by : mpaulcn
04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Gary Haby, President, Service Mechanical Group

SAN ANTONIO – As the 20th anniversary of Service Mechanical Group (SMG) approaches, Gary Haby, one of the company’s original founders, serves as its president and is celebrating his 70th birthday this month. Today, two of his sons work for the company that he helped establish....

Created by : mpaulcn
03/31/2017 18:34:00 | 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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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...

Created by : rdoebblercn
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...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0