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Construction Panorama

Innovative construction practices, noteworthy design, current dilemmas and trends: articles of interest highlighting the construction industry.  Enjoy!

I am quite certain that I let out an audible gasp when they first caught my eye.  Red plaid, patent leather, and high heeled: sophisticated and playful at the same time....
March 07, 2012
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) presented a 2011 Excellence in Ethics Certificate to Marek Brothers Systems Inc., Houston for achieving “the...
March 02, 2012
Over 250 of the nation’s leading specialty contractors will gather at the Hyatt Regency in San Antonio later this week for the 2012 American Subcontractor’s Association Business...
February 29, 2012
Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, was the celebrity contestant on the television game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire today.  He will continue to play...
February 27, 2012
Earlier this month, Jim Kollaer interviewed Saied Alavi, operations manager for Marek Brothers Systems, about the volunteer work he and others in the construction industry are...
February 14, 2012
Last weekend in Tomball, Texas, a group of construction industry volunteers worked on building a new home for Lance Corporal Daniel Peterson, a Marine veteran who lost both legs...
February 07, 2012
Another Excellence In Construction (EIC) awards event in the books!  For the past 15 years, the American Subcontractors Association – Houston Chapter (ASA-HC) has presented...
February 02, 2012
It is Oscar season and while this wasn’t the event itself, last Friday night members of the Construction Citizen team attended the ASA-Houston Chapter’s 15th Annual Excellence in...
January 30, 2012
You’re driving down the freeway at 65 mph when you look over and the person next to you is reading their email and texting on their smartphone.  Worse yet is the person on...
January 24, 2012