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Working the winter festival

SAN ANTONIO – Mike Bratten, one of the owners of Beicker Consultants, took part in the Winter Festival at Universal City Park Feb. 18, which welcomes about 7,000 people every year. Selling rustic wall art, he was fundraising and accepting donations for a pitching/batting lane his son is planning for the park. –mh...

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03/31/2017 18:54:00 | Viewed: 0
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Monuments to the American dream

SAN ANTONIO – Asked to oversee two federal construction projects, Kristi Villanueva, was recently in Washington D.C. for the annual task order review visits on the HJD Capital Electric projects. “For a female in construction, these projects are both exciting and challenging,” she says....

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02/27/2017 20:29:00 | Viewed: 0
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The Hill Country is Golden

SAN ANTONIO – The Golden-Cheeked Warbler is back in town this month. With the return of the endangered birds’ breeding season Mar. 15 through Jun. 1, Rudy Bazan, a biologist at Terracon, will be busy conducting Golden-Cheeked Warbler (GCWA) presence/absence surveys....

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02/27/2017 20:26:00 | Viewed: 0
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Closing in on his target

SAN ANTONIO – Rudi R. Rodriguez, CEO of EPI Electrical Enclosures, shot this 8-point buck at his family’s ranch, Rancho Colorado del Norte, in Medina County. –mh...

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02/27/2017 20:24:00 | Viewed: 0
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Monkeying around

SAN ANTONIO – Mary Hazlett, San Antonio editor for Construction News, along with her husband, David, and mother-in-law, Martha, recently took her 4-month-old daughter, Loxley, to the zoo for the first time. –mh...

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02/27/2017 20:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Her island Sundays

SAN ANTONIO – For Kristi Villanueva, HJD Capital Electric, the opportunity to explore while off the coast of Portugal for a very special project was the chance of a lifetime. “All [construction] work and no play is no way to live,” says Villanueva, noting that while their staff worked 12-hour-plus days, 6 days a week, they played on Sundays....

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01/30/2017 15:06:00 | Viewed: 0
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Hitting the slopes

AUSTIN - Construction News’ Dana Calonge shared this photo of her and husband Dick in Breckenridge, CO where the two escaped to celebrate Dana’s birthday. -cmw...

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - New year, new ideas for recruiting and retaining employees in the construction industry

AUSTIN - For the U.S. economy, the positive signs continue: unemployment rates are at historic lows, consumer spending is increasing, the stock market–while volatile at times–continues to set new records and optimism is at an all-time high....

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Effective emergency planning critical to managing OSHA investigations and rising incident penalties

AUSTIN - The stated purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” OSHA has promulgated various standards to create rules employers must use to protect their employees from hazards....

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Managing your fleet exposures - driver qualifications

AUSTIN - What is the biggest risk for your operations? A worker injury, a big liability claim, a large property loss?...

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0