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Readin’ on the river

SAN ANTONIO - Karen Davis, Payroll Coordinator at Alterman Electric, is enjoying quiet time by the river reading Construction News. -rd...

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07/27/2017 13:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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Batting for the community

SAN ANTONIO - Mike Bratten, a partner at Beicker Consultants, helped his son, Tyler Bratten, with a project at Universal City Park, which 17-year-old Tyler managed in order to earn his Eagle Scout status. They raised $19,247 for the project, which cost $19,434 total. They put approximately 425 man-hours into the project, and several companies were a big help in the construction process, including Bruce McOsker Construction, Parks Partners of Univ...

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Movers and anglers

SAN ANTONIO - Pipe Movers Inc. recently held its 2017 fishing trip at Port Aransas, hosted by owners Barrett and Melanie Evans. –mh...

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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The adventure continues

SAN ANTONIO - When Mike McGinnis, Allen & Allen Company, isn’t working to help supply contractors for their projects, he’s working on a project of his own....

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A South American adventure

SAN ANTONIO - Joe A. Lambert, Terracon, and his wife, Sylvia, recently returned from a trip to Brazil, one of several countries where Lambert grew up. While in Brazil, the couple visited Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, and the Amazons. –mh Photos by Joe A. Lambert...

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06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Getting out of town

SAN ANTONIO - Summer is in full swing, and that means vacation for a lot of people while kids are out of school and San Antonio heats up into triple-digit temps. There’s only one question. Where do you go? Everyone has a favorite vacation destination, and we asked members of the local construction community, where does your compass point when you need to get away to true relaxation? –mh...

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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....

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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...

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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....

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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...

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