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DIRT Report Estimates Damage to Buried Utilities Has Increased

Damage to underground utility lines from improper excavation increased in 2017 by 5.5 percent from a revised 2016 estimate. An estimated 32 percent of incidents were by contractors. Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-driven organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them and their communities, announced its...

ASABE Finalizes Grain Bin Access Standard

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN— The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has completed the development of a standard that provides design recommendations for new steel grain storage bins. With recommendations for bin access, anchor attachment points, and safety decals, ANSI/ASABE S624, Grain Bin Access Design Safety, is intended to provide...

AMS Controls Releases Management Solution Software for Roll Forming, Metal Folding Operations

St. Louis, Missouri –  AMS Controls has released the Eclipse Pro Production Management Solution software for roll-forming and metal-folding operations. AMS Controls President Andy Allman said, “Today’s manufacturers need today’s data, today. Not tomorrow. Eclipse Pro uses real-time data to so manufacturers gain better insight and visibility into what actually happens...

First-Ever Industrialized Wood-Based Conference Set for October 2018

(Boston, MA) – The first-ever Industrialized Wood-Based Conference, scheduled for October 24-26, 2018, in Boston, Mass., will bring together national and international experts to network, share information, and discuss the growing, exciting opportunity of offsite construction. Featuring 36 speakers and 50+ exhibitors, the conference ensures attendees will walk away with a heightened knowledge...

First-Ever Industrialized Wood-Based Conference Set for October 2018

(Boston, MA) – The first-ever Industrialized Wood-Based Conference, scheduled for October 24-26, 2018, in Boston, Mass., will bring together national and international experts to network, share information, and discuss the growing opportunity of offsite construction. Featuring 36 speakers and 50+ exhibitors, the conference ensures attendees will walk away with a heightened knowledge of...

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Alpine SnowGuards Announces Phase II Upgrades to Online Project Calculator

Morrisville, Vermont: Alpine SnowGuards, a leading manufacturer of rooftop snow management systems, has announced Phase II upgrades to their Online Project Calculator. The company announced in July that their online calculator had been upgraded to include the integration of pad-style snow guards. Phase II of the calculator upgrade project are now...

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MRA: Metal Attracting More Interest in Wildfire Areas

After a disastrous fire season, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is reporting greater interest from homeowners in how to prepare and make their homes “ignition resistant,” especially in western regions. Even homeowners who never thought they would be impacted by wildfire danger are recognizing that climate change is making blazes not...

Women in Construction at METALCON 2018

National Women in Roofing Present in Panel Discussion                METALCON 2018, the metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions, is featuring a panel presentation by expert women roofing professionals on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 4:00 p.m., at the Charlotte Convention Center. Presenting “Building a Strong and Sustainable Business with Diversity,”...

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Special Touches for Horse Barns: Ideas to Spur Your Interest

The horse barn market is heating up, and today’s owners are looking for more options in every price range. Nelson Witmer, owner of Witmer’s Inc., Columbiana, Ohio, has built horse barns for all budget sizes and says, “it doesn’t take a lot of money to do something special, it just takes...

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New Job Site Sign Alerts Contractors to Tread Lightly on Concrete Floors

The popularity of polished and textured concrete in interior flooring calls attention to one problem that can occur during installation: abuse by contractors who don’t realize it’s final flooring. The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), has developed a job site sign,...