Philadelphia stakeholders join Build with Strength coalition

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association-aligned Build with Strength coalition has enlisted International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1291 and Mayfair Civic Association as its newest members. The Philadelphia groups join civic organizations, fire service professionals, architects, engineers and industry experts who are committed to a) enacting safer and more sustainable building standards; and, b) closely tracking an increase in fires damaging or destroying low- to mid-rise buildings designed with combustible materials.

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Water supply, sewer investment stakeholders lobby lawmakers

Sources: Water Environment Federation, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff

Hundreds of drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater leaders and professionals representing the largest organizations or authorities in the country are taking to Capitol Hill during Water Week 2018 (April 15 -21). In meetings with lawmakers, they will advocate for national policies that advance clean, safe, affordable and sustainable water for all Americans, calling on Congress to:

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California stakeholders recognize concrete pavement’s seven-decade record


Construction industry leaders, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) officials, and state legislators assembled in late-August to recognize the performance, longevity and value inherent in a 10-mile stretch of concrete pavement along Interstate 10, linking Ontario and Colton and placed in 1947 with a projected 20-year service life.

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OSHA convenes stakeholders for crane operator certification review

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Jackson Lewis P.C., Reston, Va.; CP staff

The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will meet March 31-April 1 at the Department of Labor’s Washington, D.C., headquarters to weigh in on a proposed revision of operator qualification requirements in the OSHA Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard.

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Architecture 2030 supporters eye open standard EPD template

Sources: Architecture 2030, Santa Fe, N.M.; CP staff Working with various architecture/engineering stakeholders, the Architecture 2030 organization will develop an open standard Environmental Product Declaration and companion EPD summary template that goes beyond a list of typical document requirements to the creation of a full graphic layout. Detailing a product’s environmental impacts over projected service life, the EPD has rapidly…

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