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Building up the work force

SOUTH TEXAS – The Associated Builders and Contractors Texas Mid Coast Chapter (ABC) has been focusing on workforce development by speaking at the area schools about construction careers and what the construction industry has to offer, whether obtaining a college degree or learning a trade....

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06/03/2016 16:26:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fore the birdie

SOUTH TEXAS – On Apr. 19, the rain held off long enough for the American Institute of Architects Corpus Christi Chapter (AIA) to gather everyone together for a fun day on the greens at the 2016 Fore the Birdies Golf Tournament at River Hills Country Club. Congrats to the winners! –cw...

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06/03/2016 16:23:00 | Viewed: 0
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April flowers

SOUTH TEXAS – National Association of Women in Construction Corpus Christi Chapter (NAWIC) had events planned during April designed to celebrate spring! On Apr. 22, the group gathered for the monthly membership exchange lunch with seven members and one guest. This month’s selection was wine glasses....

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06/03/2016 16:20:00 | Viewed: 0
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Checking in

SOUTH TEXAS – On Apr. 14, members of American Institute of Architects Corpus Christi Chapter took advantage of Advocacy Day to visit check in with their government acquaintances. –cw...

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06/03/2016 16:18:00 | Viewed: 0
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Brain games for students

SOUTH TEXAS – American Society of Civil Engineers Texas Section (ASCE) hosted the annual ASCE Student Symposium Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe Competition at Texas Tech in Lubbock Apr. 7-9. Student teams that garnered the top spots moved onto the national competition....

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06/03/2016 16:13:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fore fun

SOUTH TEXAS – On May 6, golfers converged on the Palm View Golf Course for the 2016 Associated General Contractors Rio Grande Valley Chapter (AGC) spring fundraising golf tournament. One golfer, Joe Uribe, GC Steel & Accessories LLC, made a hole in one on Hole #8. Congrats! –cw...

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06/03/2016 15:48:00 | Viewed: 0
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Memorial Day, May 29 A day to remember those who died in active military duty

AUSTIN - For many, Memorial Day means a day off of work, barbecue cookouts, family picnics, and community pools opening for the summer. But as we all know, the true meaning of Memorial Day is much more than an “opening day” for summer fun. It’s a calling to honor those courageous men and women who have served and given their lives for the causes of freedom, liberty, and peace....

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04/27/2017 06:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Blazing a trail in a now trending market

SAN ANTONIO - What’s the most pressing issue for you working in the concrete industry today? I would say the most pressing issue for us, on the installer side, is making sure that our company and other companies out there are doing quality work. That’s [an issue] that we run into all the time....

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Wanna iguana?

SAN ANTONIO - Construction News publishers Buddy and Reesa Doebbler embarked upon a cruise in the Caribbean at the end of March. While on Grand Cayman Island, Buddy found an iguana that likes to pose regularly with tourists as they pass by. It’s currently unclear whether or not the iguana was tapped to write a special Caribbean issue of the paper, but rumors abound at the CN office. –mh...

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Making the most of early mediation

AUSTIN - Many dispute resolution clauses in construction contracts contain a requirement that the parties mediate prior to pursuing litigation or arbitration. Mediation, at its heart, is simply a facilitated negotiation, with the mediator helping all parties find consensus to resolve a dispute on their voluntarily agreed upon terms. A successful early mediation—before legal or arbitration proceedings have started—helps the parties save the ti...

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