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ASTM Addresses Sealants, Non-Hydraulic Cement With New Additions

The Construction Specifier
ASTM International has announced it will be adding a new standard to its repertoire: ASTM C1850, Guide for Improved Laboratory Accelerated Tests to Predict the Weathering and for Developing Methods to Predict the Design Life of Building Sealant Systems. Those choosing or buying build...

Construction Method Questioned After Massive College Park Fire

COLLEGE PARK, MD (WUSA9) - Industry groups that tried to get Maryland to outlaw certain types of wood frame construction in big buildings are pointing to this week’s fire disaster in College Park as proof that concrete and steel is safer for large multi-level residential projects. The ...

The Master Carpenter's Son

Robin Caudell
John B. West Receives 'Seventy Fire Year Service Award' Plaque PLATTSBURGH — Nothing interrupts 95-year-old John B. West’s fitness regimen.  Not even Albany-based representatives from the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers who presented him with a “Seventy Five...

Maitland Looks Into Stopping Wood-Frame Construction

Sarah Wilson
City Seeks Support From State   The city of Maitland is working on hammering out a way to prohibit wood-frame construction for new buildings, and looking for cities statewide to get on board to make it happen. The Maitland City Council got behind the idea after the city’s Planning &a...

How "Smart" Are You?

"Coach" Gary Micheloni
2017: Your Winning Season   Everybody loves technology. As a society, many seem almost obsessed with it! Doubt me? What’s a bigger deal these days: the roll-out of the new cars each model year, or the latest version of the I-phone? I mean, my gosh… if I don’t get that new thing, what ...

Fire Destroys Bar Area Construction Site For 2nd Time

The Associated Press
A Huge Fire Has Destroyed An Apartment Building That Was Under Construction In The San Fransisco Bay Area City Of Emeryville After The Project Was Gutted By Another Fire Last July. EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A huge fire has destroyed an apartment building that was under construction i...