In conjunction with the mid-June launch of a campaign-style website, www.fixthefund.org, and federal construction interests’ Rally for Roads on Capitol Hill, American Society of Civil Engineers’ Becky Moylan offered perspective on past, present and future of the federal transportation program.Read More
The National Institute of Building Sciences 2013 report, Moving Forward: Findings and Recommendations from the Consultive Council, spans five key areas: The Building Workforce; Guidance on the Use of Non-Potable Water; Understanding the Energy/Water Nexus; Supporting the Existing State and Local Building Regulatory Infrastructure; and, Developing the Business Case for Private Sector Investment in Hazard Mitigation.Read More
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Labor Relations Board have implemented a joint referral agreement to redirect to the NLRB OSHA complainants whose claims of discrimination under the OSH Act are time barred, but may form the basis of timely unfair labor practice charges under the National Labor Relations Act. NLRB Associate General Counsel Anne Purcell disclosed the accord in a May memorandum.Read More
Timed with the American Society of Safety Engineers conference last month in Orlando, Fla., the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released an interactive training tool to help small businesses effectively identify hazards in the workplace. Employers and workers can virtually explore how to identify common workplace hazards in the construction and manufacturing industries. Users will learn hazard identification skills, plus hazard abatement and control.Read More
Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
NRMCA’s premier Producer Confidence Index, based on results of a 75-member survey conducted the second half of June, indicates favorable sentiments on current economic conditions and positive view of future business prospects.Read More
A 42-year NRMCA and National Aggregates Association veteran, widely recognized for contributions to development of cement, concrete strength and durability testing, plus returned mix and truck wash water reuse standards, Richard Gaynor died July 16 in Maryland.Read More
Source: Council of Insulated Concrete Forms Industries, Toronto
Nudura Corp., Logix Insulated Concrete Forms Ltd., Quad-Lock Building Systems Ltd. and Superform Products Ltd.—cumulatively representing the majority of North American insulated concrete form products shipments—are the founding members of the Council of Insulated Concrete Forms Industries (CICFI).Read More
Source: National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Fairfax, Va.
The first phase of a new program, CCO Boom Truck—Fixed Cab (BTF) operator certification is now available for businesses operating fleets with truck-mounted cranes. The CCO Boom Truck—Fixed Cab (BTF) written exam is a modified version of the CCO Telescopic Boom—Fixed Cab (TSS) written exam.Read More