Safety is improving in the construction industry, according to the National Safety Council, but serious injuries and fatalities still occur. “I think it’s fair to say that while we have been getting better at preventing most incidents and improving safety, in general, there are specific ways in which we have
Current US construction activity is ahead of peak 2007 levels and we’re doing it with half a million fewer workers. Everyone in the construction business knows there’s a labor and skills shortage, and that shortfall is driving the trend in offsite construction. It just makes sense that the more you
Makita has released a new solution for hot job site conditions with two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Fan Jackets, models DFJ304Z (Cotton) and DFJ405Z (Titanium-Coated Polyester/UV Resistant). Both Fan Jackets accept a Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery, which powers two recessed fans that circulate air inside the jacket. “Makita Fan
Festool recently announced that the headquarters for Festool USA and Festool Canada, located in Lebanon, Indinana, will expand by 80,000 square feet. This is the second, large-scale expansion within the past three years. Company executives cite increased demand and robust sales behind $9.3 million expansion, as the Festool brand continues
The American Concrete Institute has introduced a new decorative concrete flatwork certification to its programs. The program allows individuals to earn two designations: Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Decorative Concrete Flatwork Associate. The Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Associate certifications require individuals to complete a written exam, and maintain current
The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Missouri, will hold its 17th Annual Conference September 20-23, 2018 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina. Concrete contractors, manufacturers, designers and other industry professionals will gather for three days of educational events and networking. Industry experts including Dr. Ken
Dewalt launched five corded grinders featuring efficient brushless motors that offer durability without requiring brush changes and provide unique user protection features available only in DEWALT tools. At only 5.3 lbs. and 13.4″ long, the 5” Slide Switch Small Angle Grinder (DWE43231VS) achieves up to 13 Amps and 1800 MWO.