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August 28, 2019 | by: NDA
From knowtechie.com. Technology is increasingly revolutionizing all industries in the world, and the construction industry is not an exception. Smart technology is rapidly changing the way construction companies interact with their work environment, improving their quality of project delivery.
From American Institute of Architects. Business conditions at architecture firms remained essentially flat for the sixth consecutive month in July. Although the ABI score of 50.1 for the month technically indicates growth, the score is barely above 50, which means that the share of firms that reported increasing firm billings for the month is just slightly higher than the share that reported decreasing billings. Overall, this six-month stretch is one of the longest periods of essentially flat billings since the end of the Great Recession.
August 27, 2019 | by: NDA
From pbctoday.co.uk. The Steel Construction Institute has developed a draft protocol proposing a system of investigation and testing to support the mainstream reuse of structural steel. Reusing reclaimed structural steel, as opposed to the common practice of recycling by remelting scrap, offers significant environmental benefits and potential cost savings.
From forconstructionpros.com. Expectations for nonresidential construction sales, profit margin and staffing levels all dropped in June, U.S. construction industry leaders are somewhat less confident about near-term prospects for nonresidential construction but remain reasonably upbeat, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors' (ABC) June 2019 Construction Confidence Index (CCI).
August 26, 2019 | by: NDA
On this episode, NDA’s Director of Government Affairs, Kevin McKenney, speaks with Ray Martinez, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and his staff about the new drug and alcohol clearinghouse and what employers need to know. Later, Kevin will speak with Jim Graham of Winter Environmental about the upcoming World Demolition Summit and update you on the latest legislative and regulatory developments.
From gov.uk. All that remains of the First Generation Reprocessing Plant stack is a 9 metre stub. A painstaking 30-month project has removed 52 metres of the structure. The stack had to be demolished by hand because of its proximity to hazardous nuclear buildings on the Sellafield site.
August 21, 2019 | by: NDA
From daytondailynews.com. According to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more male construction workers take their lives than any other industry.
From the National Law Review. Last May Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) began enforcing various provisions of the agency’s requirements of the beryllium standard. Since then, for the construction and shipyard industries, only the permissible exposure limits and short term exposure limit are being enforced until OSHA undertakes additional rulemaking for those industries. It appears OSHA is taking steps toward rulemaking and has announced that it will address a proposed rule on occupational exposure to beryllium in the construction industry at an upcoming Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (“ACCSH”) meeting.