Pandemic measures drive doubling of safety training outlays

Members responding to the Associated Builders and Contractors 2021 Workforce Development Survey invested $1.3 billion last year to provide craft, leadership and safety education to 500,000 course attendees, advancing their careers in commercial and industrial construction. Safety education accounted for 71 percent of the total workforce investment as per-person spending doubled, revealing an elevated focus on total human health during…

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Sweat-soaking hard hat liners

Mindful of conditions in construction and plant settings subject to seasonal heat, the company has developed disposable hard hat liners to absorb sweat instantly while preventing odors, stains, acne and the constant need to stop and wipe up with a towel or a shirt sleeve. NoSweat thin liners offer a universal fit in all brands and makes of hard hats…

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PLACING EQUIPMENT

A survey of the latest offerings from mixer truck-mounted conveyors. ROTABELT  Manufacturer credits the quality components and strong industrial experience behind its namesake mixer truck-mounted conveyor series as key to ensuring producers “profitability, performance and reliability while delivering concrete on site.” RotaBELT models reach from 42 feet to 57 feet with standard, single telescopic, double telescopic, or the Rotating Chute—the…

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Contractor sees workplace returns spurring polished slab demand

Heightened consciousness about interior space cleanliness and maintenance has compelled slab finishing specialist NEx Systems to shift its focus to the craft of polished concrete. With clean floors topping a list of concerns for returning workplace occupants, the Stockton, Calif. contractor notes, smooth, non-porous surfaces will see a unique level of traction among facility owners.  NEx Systems will perform work…

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Campaign spotlights environmental, economic benefit of concrete pavement

Florida roads can lead 14 million state-licensed drivers to pristine white sand beaches, picturesque parks, and other natural destinations. However, most drivers are unaware of the lasting effect the surface of the road they are traveling has on Florida’s delicate ecosystem and economy. What if they knew that a road surface like concrete could lessen the number of pollutants that…

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Silicon Valley mid-rise stages Act II for rebar-free SpeedCore

After a convincing 2019 debut on Seattle’s 58-story Rainier Square Tower, the SpeedCore Concrete-Filled Composite Plate Shear Wall system is being used for the 200 Park project in downtown San Jose, Calif. Sunnyvale, Calif. general contractor Level 10 Construction LLC proposed the concept to developer Jay Paul Co. as a means of saving up to three months on the 19-story…

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Tall Buildings group awards Doka form-positioning technology

An interactive sensor-based tool enabling accurate formwork positioning for cast-in-place concrete structures has earned the Austrian parent company of Doka USA Ltd. recognition from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), a Chicago-based organization serving professionals in high-rise design, construction and operation. DokaXact equips surveyors and crews to quickly and precisely plumb and align wall formwork used with…

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Surety groups: Miller Act indexing exemption protects suppliers, subs

Sources: Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA), National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP), Washington, D.C.; CP staff SFAA and NASBP endorse House legislation that will maintain essential payment protections for subcontractors, suppliers, and workers on federal construction contracts of $150,000 or more. Sponsored by Congresspersons Nydia Velasquez (D-N.Y.) and Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), H.R. 2949 exempts the threshold in…

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ACI adds Construction Volume, Public Good, Workforce statements

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. The American Concrete Institute has recently approved three new position statements, joining nine others on various topics supporting state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations, particularly those underpinning code development and adoption: 

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