Irving Equipment

September 15, 2016–Irving Equipment, LLC, located in Tiffin, OH USA, is pleased to announce their recent contractual agreement with Atlas GmbH of Germany, and is now the exclusive importer and primary distributor for Atlas Cranes in the U.S. market. All products will be sold through authorized Atlas representatives. This deal will allow for full distribution […]

Code Minimum Foundation Heights Above Grade Are Important


As seen in The Washington Post, this Ask the Builder article by Tim Carter reinforces the information that has been presented for years by the Concrete Foundations Association. Carter provides sound advice: “keep the foundation well above grade. And also make sure the grade falls away from the foundation.”  To be specific, the 2015 International Residential […]

American Concrete Institute Announces New Structural Concrete Specifications


FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The American Concrete Institute announces the availability of two important new documents for concrete industry professionals: ACI 301-16 Specifications for Structural Concrete, and the ACI Field Reference Manual. ACI 301-16 Specifications for Structural Concrete is a reference specification that an architect or engineer can apply to any […]

Dodge Data & Analytics Launches PlanRoom Service for Construction Contractor and Subcontractor Community


Free service provides secure location for users to share and access information from bid phase through project completion   NEW YORK, August 3, 2016 – Dodge Data & Analytics has launched Dodge PlanRoom, an online service for contractors and subcontractors to store, manage, and share plans, specifications, and other construction documentation. Dodge PlanRoom is designed […]

“Build with Strength” to Provide Concrete Information and Resources for Seattle, WA Design / Build and Construction Markets


Seattle, WA – Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), will be launching new resources, training programs, and educational content in  Seattle, Washington as part of increased efforts to inform the design / build and construction communities about the advantages of concrete construction in the low- to mid-rise residential […]

WoundSeal Instantly Stops Bleeding


When Jobsite Accidents Occur, WoundSeal Instantly Stops The Bleeding To Safely Keep Workers On The Job. Hook knives, box cutters, and saw blades all tools of the trade and three of the biggest reasons construction workers suffer wounds on the job. When accidents happen, injured workers can stop bleeding cuts instantly through WoundSeal, a breakthrough […]

OSHA Was Off. Way Off.

Dry cut saw methods produce substantial air-born particles. Methods to control silica dust with water are among the project
requirements. (Photo courtesy of the Portlant Cement Association,, Concrete Construction Image Library,
Volume 1.)

OSHA was off, way off! That’s according to a new report by the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC), which found that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed silica standards for U.S. construction industry will cost the industry $5 billion per year—roughly $4.5 billion per year more than OSHA’s estimates. The coalition cautioned that the flawed cost estimates reflect deeper flaws in the rule and […]

OSHA New Confined Space Rule


OSHA CLAIMS NEW CONFINED SPACE RULE WILL PREVENT 780 INJURIES A YEAR The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces. Confined spaces are described by OSHA as spaces not designed for people yet large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. They […]

Sales of New Single-family Homes Hit Highest Mark Since Early 2008


SOURCE: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS MAR 24, 2015 Regionally, new home sales increased 152.9% in the Northeast and 10.1% in the South. Sales dropped 6% in the West and 12.9% in the Midwest. Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 7.8 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 539,000 units from […]

Building a Seaside Foundation on the Rock


published March 2015 in by Joe Nasvik Every year the Concrete Foundation Association (CFA), based in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, holds a contest to honor the best and most difficult foundation projects of the year. So, Purinton Builders, East Granby, Connecticut, decided to submit their “Point O’ Woods” cabin retreat foundation and deck project located near Old […]


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