OSHA Webinar Launches 7th Annual National Stand-Down To Prevent Falls on Sept. 14, 2020

U.S. Department of LaborOccupational Safety and Health AdministrationOffice of CommunicationsWashington, D.C.www.osha.gov For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 11, 2020Contact: Office of CommunicationsPhone: 202-693-1999 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today that it will host a webinar on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, to kick-off the 7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent […]

U.S. Department of Labor Announces OSHA Interim Enforcement Response Plan to Protect Workers during the Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced an interim enforcement response plan for the coronavirus pandemic. The response plan provides instructions and guidance to OSHA Area Offices and compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) for handling coronavirus-related complaints, referrals, and severe illness reports.  During the coronavirus outbreak, OSHA Area […]

Congress Proposes Expansion to Paid Sick Time and Leave

Coronavirus Relief Act to be signed by President March 19. Bigger direct aid package up next for week of March 23. New legislation, signed into law on March 18, places significant new responsibilities on small- and medium-sized employers, including a large portion of the remodeling and home improvement industry, as the nation copes with growing […]


This contractor believes that industry involvement is the key to success. By Zack Zerndt:  As published by Concrete Construction Magazine. As a builder who had difficulty finding a concrete contractor who could install foundations when he needed them, Dennis Purinton took matters into his own hands. Purinton Builders Inc. opened in 1984 and his son, Michael, […]

“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 […]

Building Deep Foundations

Each year the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) based in Mt. Vernon, Iowa holds a contest to honor the best and most difficult foundation projects of the year. Over the years, contractors occasionally submitted projects that were complicated beyond one’s ability to foresee all the problems and therefore become financial losers. So Jim Baty, the executive […]

Hanley Wood Agrees to Sell Exhibitions Business to Informa

Parties to Enter Into Long-Term Partnership Agreement WASHINGTON, D.C., November 18, 2014 – Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell its Hanley Wood Exhibitions business to Informa PLC, a UK-based publishing and […]

Cygnus Business Media Sells Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc.

Cygnus Business Media Sells Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc. FORT ATKINSON, Wis. – Aug. 11, 2014 – Cygnus Business Media today announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc. for an undisclosed amount. The transaction was handled by Corporate Solutions, Inc., and […]

Resilient (Concrete) Homes by Bill Palmer

Concrete Construction editor Bill Palmer opens back up the discussion of the future of concrete homes that benefit the consumer with the most resilient of performances in his February 21 blog post. Excerpt We’ve been talking about concrete homes for many years, but they never seem to have really clicked with home buyers. Maybe that’s […]

Oil on Rebar

by JAMES R. BATY II As published by Concrete Contractor Magazine. Created: August 21, 2013 The Concrete Foundations Association explains the code reference and common misconceptions regarding oil on rebar for residential concrete. Question: On several of our most recent residential projects, the inspector in our area has been complicating our pour schedule when finding form oil over-sprayed […]

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