Source: National Association of Home Builders, Washington, D.C.
Builder confidence in the market for new single-family homes rose three points to 59 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August, marking a fourth consecutive monthly gain and bringing the index to its highest level in nearly eight years.
Source: Concrete Sustainability Hub at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Seven-term Congressman Ray LaHood (R-IL), who served as President Obama’s first term Secretary of Transportation, will keynote this year’s CSHub Showcase, September 25-26 at the Media Lab on the MIT campus.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx cites a potential $1.7 billion savings for trucking interests from the proposed elimination of a daily paperwork burden tied to Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR).
Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s recently implemented Hazard Communication Standard requires concrete producers to transition existing Material Safety Data Sheets to a new 16-part Safety Data Sheet (SDS), change product labels and update staff training.
Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff NCMA’s Production Technology and Operations Committee has formed a Plant Certification Program Task Group to oversee guidelines and implementation of a voluntary program for block and paver producers, scheduled for January 2015 rollout. Staff liaison for the program and task group is NCMA Production Specialist Mike Maroney, 571/224-0937, [email protected]