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APA publishes Texas Tornado Damage Assessment Report

On Dec. 26, 2015, the first EF4 or stronger tornado ever recorded in December in Texas made landfall in Garland and Rowlett, suburban towns near Dallas. APA sent a damage assessment team to the area immediately following the storm. The damage assessment team found numerous examples of severe damage, not just in the area...

New OSHA penalties kick in on Aug. 1

In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to advance the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. The new law directs agencies to adjust their penalties for inflation each year using a much more straightforward method than previously available, and requires agencies to publish...

Eron beef barns

Building the modern beef barn

Rural Builder staff had the opportunity of watching the building of a modern beef barn step-by-step from the ground up last summer, in fact two barns in the span of one year. It’s uncommon because our offices are located in Central Wisconsin dairy country. “I’ve been planning this for a lot of years,” said the...

3D, drones, awards, and games part of 2016 METALCON plans

3-D technology, drones, inaugural awards, and metal roofing championship games are just some of the programs under preparation for this year’s METALCON. The event, sponsored by the Metal Construction Association, is slated for October 26-28 in Baltimore. Here is a brief rundown of some special activities recently advertised by MCA: THE FUTURE OF 3-D AND DRONES IN...

MCA provides kit on Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs)

Metal Construction Association (MCA) has added new webpages to its website expanding information available on Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) which includes an IMP Kit to assist architects and building designers considering insulated metal panels in their building design. The IMP Kit is available for free download and includes many valuable resources for architects and...

Nationwide Protective Coating introduces new color pigment system

Nationwide Protective Coating Mfrs., Inc., has recently introduced COOL COLORS with ColorActiv® Technology, a highly reflective, energy-saving colorant with excellent fade resistance. The new color pigments were originally designed for military applications. The reduction in surface temperatures provided stealth capabilities against thermographic heat-seeking radars to military vehicles and structures. This same technology is now...

RHEINZINK Specified For Metrorail Extension Project

The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is a 23-mile extension of Washington’s existing Metrorail System. Construction of Phase 1 is complete and covers 11.7 miles with five stations. Phase 2 is underway and will complete the extension with six additional stations. Upon completion, the line will provide a one-seat, no-transfer ride from Dulles Airport to...