2016 Metro Rankings Report: San Antonio, TX Is No. 1 In Economic Growth Potential

Business Facilities Blog

San Antonio, TX is the top-ranked metro for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report; Reno-Sparks, NV and Huntsville, AL placed second and third, respectively. Read 2016 Metro Rankings Report: San Antonio, TX Is No. 1 In Economic Growth Potential on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

Texas & Louisiana City Scoop: Construction Starts in San Antonio

ENR Construction

Dodge offers data on 2017 construction starts in the greater San Antonio area

Operational wellness was an objective for a new 911 call center near San Antonio

BD+C

million residents living in three counties around San Antonio, Texas—Bexar, Guadalupe, and Camol— officially went fully functional Earlier this week, the $40 million, 80,527-sf Bexar Metro Regional Operations Center, a 911 call center that serves 2.5

BIM Enabled Project in San Antonio

Collaborative Construction

The use of building information modeling (BIM) on the $135 million expansion of Children''s Hospital of San Antonio, which is about 50% complete, was featured in local news story in San Antonio.

San Antonio green lights multimodal transit center

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Last week, the Board of Directors of VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, Texas, officially approved plans previously presented by the architecture design team from EE&K a Perkins Eastman company to construct Phase 2 of the Westside Multimodal Transit Center.

New Desal Project in Central Texas will Be Largest Inland Plant in U.S.

ENR Construction

Project will help diversify San Antonio’s water supply. Infrastructure

State Focus: Texas Diversity

Business Facilities Blog

Southwest Amarillo BF-Sept/Oct-2015 Business Facilities CenterPort Economic Development Marble Falls San AntonioBusiness Facilities (BF) Magazine. Texas is a magnet for business and individuals for a reason—rather, for many reasons, one of which is the tax climate.

PHCC Educational Foundation brings regional instructor workshop to San Antonio

Constructor Magazine

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors — National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation announces the return of its popular series of two-day regional instructor workshops with a workshop offered in San Antonio, Texas, on June 20-21. FALLS CHURCH, VA. —

Oracle To Bring 200 Information Technology Jobs To San Antonio

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

With its new operations center in San Antonio, the Oracle footprint continues to grow. Oracle plans to bring 200 jobs to San Antonio in the next two years, with the location of a new operations center in the area. Posted by Heidi Schwartz.

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Wesley Baker promoted to Vice President of TDIndustries’ San Antonio location

Constructor Magazine

For the past three years, Baker has acted as Vice President of San Antonio Construction, developing the San Antonio team and providing strategic leadership for increased growth

CFMA Conference Highlights Diversity in Education

Construction Business Owner

The Construction Financial Management Association’s (CFMA) 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition was held June 25-29 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas.

OSHA Forms Alliance with San Antonio Temporary Employment Agency to Train Construction Industry Temporary Workers

Construction Superintendent Magazine

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – In an effort to protect temporary workers hired in the construction industry, the U.S. in San Antonio, Texas recently signed an alliance to provide workers with workplace safety training. Department of Labor''s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Marek Employment Management Co. frontpage

Contractor Zachry Wins $20M in Contract Dispute Reversal

ENR Construction

in a long-running contract dispute with port officials in that city will increase competition for public-sector construction projects in Texas, says an official of the San Antonio contractor A December decision by a state appeals court in Houston to uphold a $20-million jury award to Zachry Construction Corp.

UPDATE: Seven New Locations Added To President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

THE FIRST 5 PROMISE ZONES AND THEIR PLANS: San Antonio, TX (Eastside Neighborhood). The City of San Antonio’s key strategies include: Focusing on job creation and training, including through a partnership with St.

Diversity in Education

Construction Business Owner

The Construction Financial Management Association’s (CFMA) 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition was held June 25-29 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas.

PHCC Educational Foundation announces winners of popular Plumbing Apprentice Contest

Constructor Magazine

With 20 of the nation’s best plumbing apprentices showcasing their knowledge and skills in San Antonio, Texas, last week, prize packages went to the top three contest winners.

PHCC of California leadership receives multiple awards at PHCC Connect 2016

Constructor Magazine

The PHCC of California Board of Directors, along with leadership & staff from local chapters across the state were proud to represent California at PHCC Connect 2016 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio TX.a.

Mr. Rooter of San Antonio receives the Rookie of the Year Award

Constructor Magazine

Jerry and Carla Mulder, owners of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of San Antonio, received the Rookie of the Year Award from the Mr. Rooter Plumbing corporate office.

San Antonio Equipment Dealer Charged with Bribery

Construction Equipment

German Garcia Cano, a San Antonio heavy equipment dealer, pleaded guilty to bribery last week, according to the San Antonio Business Journal. According to the report, Cano, owner of GGC Enterprises in Maverick County, paid bribes to two county employees in order to obtain leasing contracts for his company. Cano faces up to 10 years in prison

San Antonio Economic Development Foundation To Sponsor LiveXchange!

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Texas has signed on to sponsor next year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange event , which will take place April 6-8, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Operator Crushes Worker with Backhoe Bucket

Construction Equipment

was operating a backhoe at a site outside San Antonio, Texas, when he accidently crushed 19-year old Destiny Rodriguez with the vehicle's bucket around 10:30 Monday morning, police say. A foreman for the Step It Up Construction Co. Roger Pedraza of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said Rodriguez was inside a dig site and the operator of the backhoe, later identified as a foreman at the site, didn't see her and dropped the bucket on top of her.

Plumbing gives man a second chance at life

Constructor Magazine

Richard Marini of the San Antonio Express-News wrote that Cartagena, a former drug addict and member of the Latin Kings, beat the odds and become a successful family man and master plumber.

San Antonio issues call for qualifications for Alamo master plan

BD+C

The City of San Antonio is seeking a statement of qualifications from qualified firms throughout the U.S. This comprehensive Master Plan will include the following components: interpretation, physical redevelopment, investment strategies, management structures, operational considerations, implementation strategies, and connectivity to other significant sections of San Antonio.

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The performing arts center of the future

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This informed approach was taken in the design for East Central High School’s Performing Arts Center in San Antonio As designers, we look to inform the design process with an understanding of purpose and function before creating a concept. How will this building be used?

Perkins Names Jaz Gill VP of Global Sales & Marketing

Construction Equipment

Responsible for global engine sales, parts and customer relationships, Jaz will be based in Peterborough, UK and will have offices in San Antonio, Texas U.S.

CBO on the Road: CFMA 2016

Construction Business Owner

The conference was held June 25-29 in San Antonio, Texas. Last week, Editor Kathy Wells and the Construction Business Owner team attended the 2016 Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) Annual Conference & Exhibition. See what the CBO team was up to during the trip

Project Delivery Methods of the Future – IFMA World Workplace 2012 Paper and Presentation

Building Information Management

Project Delivery Methods of the Future - IFMA WORLDWORKPLACE 2012 – San Antonio, TX . IMFA – Presentation. Job Order Contracting (JOC) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) converge with Cloud Computing, Big Data, and BIM. Project Delivery Methods FINAL FOR PRESENTATION.

Project Delivery Methods of the Future – IFMA World Workplace 2012 Paper and Presentation

Building Information Management

Project Delivery Methods of the Future - IFMA WORLDWORKPLACE 2012 – San Antonio, TX . IMFA – Presentation. Job Order Contracting (JOC) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) converge with Cloud Computing, Big Data, and BIM. Project Delivery Methods FINAL FOR PRESENTATION.

Piezoelectric hits the road

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In December 2015, the Texas Department of Transportation awarded the University of Texas at San Antonio a $1.32 Recent efforts in piezoelectric research have focused on converting mass friction from roads and highways into an alternative energy source. million contract to design and develop a system to collect energy created by vehicles moving over state roadways and convert it to low-cost renewable power.

Piezoelectric hits the road

BD+C

In December 2015, the Texas Department of Transportation awarded the University of Texas at San Antonio a $1.32 Recent efforts in piezoelectric research have focused on converting mass friction from roads and highways into an alternative energy source. million contract to design and develop a system to collect energy created by vehicles moving over state roadways and convert it to low-cost renewable power.

ACE Mentor Program in San Antonio

C-School Blog

Students will present their construction plans and learn the winners of three $2,000 scholarships during a dinner May 10 at the Marriott Plaza San Antonio downtown. Check out the article entitled, “Mentoring program pairs professionals, students” by Aïssatou Sidimé.

Careless Foreman Drops Backhoe Bucket on Worker, Kills Her

Construction Equipment

A foreman for the Step It Up Construction Company was operating a backhoe at a site outside San Antonio, Texas, when he accidently crushed 19-year old Destiny Rodriguez with the vehicle's bucket around 10:30 Monday morning. Roger Pedraza of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said Rodriguez was inside a dig site and the operator of the backhoe, later identified as a foreman at the site, didn't see her and dropped the bucket on top of her.

Walking the Walk

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

We’re pleased to report that the folks in the San Marcos, TX region have taken this trend to the next level. As CTAN director, England has championed the growth of a rapidly expanding business corridor between Austin and San Antonio.

Amazonia, USA

Business Facilities Blog

The RFP circus drew a stinging rebuke from San Antonio, TX. 11, San Antonio’s top officials informed Amazon that the city would not be submitting a bid for HQ2.

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LEED Platinum Texas Home Has Net-Zero Water Use

Jetson Green

The homeowners asked architect Karla Greer (of Lake Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas) for a sustainable home that celebrated nature and provided space for entertaining and energy-efficient living.

June 20 Trip to Chicago

Collaborative Construction

I will share information related to two recent failed projects I was hired to consult on in San Antonio and Cincinnati. I''ll be in Chicago next Friday for a series of events. First, I will make a presentation regarding legal facing BIM and IPD at the Revit Technology Conference.

Federal Application Filed For $2 Billion Gas Pipeline Project

Construction Equipment

. . Nexus Gas Transmission filed a formal application for federal approval to build a $2 billion gas pipeline across northern Ohio, reports My San Antonio.