Monthly Archives: April 2017

BIM market to reach $7.6B by 2022

April 24, 2017

From NCMA's eNews April 20, 2017 The BIM market is expected to grow to $7.64 billion in the next five years, according to a report by MarketsandMarkets. As BIM's capabilities expand and more firms utilize it to streamline their projects, the technology has been pushed further into the industry's mainstream. A July survey from Timetric Construction…
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CMU safe rooms can save lives

April 18, 2017

From NCMA's eNews April 13, 2017 With tornado season already causing devastation in some parts of the US, communities are looking for rebuilding using strategies that will reduce future damage. Concrete masonry safe rooms are one option for protecting families. See the video or visit the NCMA Solutions Center for design and construction strategies.
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Today’s fires burn faster and hotter than ever before

April 18, 2017

From NCMA's eNews April 13, 2017 Sometimes, sprinklers just aren’t enough to control the blaze and in cases where they haven’t been installed yet — for example, in the recent fire that tore through an under-construction highrise in Raleigh, N.C. — the building doesn’t stand a chance. Unless it’s built with concrete block. Read more.
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OSHA delays silica rule for construction industry

April 18, 2017

From NCMA's eNews April 13, 2017 OSHA has issued a memorandum delaying enforcement of the construction standard for crystalline silica exposure until September 23, 2017, a delay of three months. The agency noted that the additional time is necessary for the development of guidance materials and training for compliance officers. OSHA explained that it is currently…
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