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12 Sep 2018

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces 2018 CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards Recipients

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute announces the results of their biennial CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards program. Of the entries received, 19 projects were selected to receive recognition. Project entries were evaluated on the basis of: (1) Satisfaction of Owners Objectives, (2) Development of Innovative Solutions, (3) Maximizing Project

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10 Sep 2018

How A $1.87 Bandana Can Increase Productivity and Reduce Injuries

As temperatures continue to reach record levels on a daily basis, heat exhaustion continues to be a serious concern for many companies; however, it doesn’t take record breaking temps to lead to heat stress. In fact, heat stress, a condition where the body is unable to maintain a healthy temperature,

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AEM Safety Culture
09 Sep 2018

How AEM Suggests Building a Strong Construction Safety Culture

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

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07 Sep 2018

How PolycreteUSA is Responding to Fewer Workers

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

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06 Sep 2018

CONTRACTORS TAKE ON THE HEAT WITH MAKITA 18V LXT FAN JACKETS

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

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04 Sep 2018

Festool Expands U.S. Headquarters

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

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