Monthly Archives: August 2017

Webinar Series Starts on October 12th with Presentation on Strength Design

August 23, 2017

From TMS News Brief August 22, 2017 The Masonry Society (TMS) "2nd Thursday of the month" webinar series starts on October 12, 2017 with an excellent program on the Strength Design of Masonry Structures. Topics and speakers are shown below. Click the links below for additional information on these webinars or to register. Each webinar…
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FREE Respirable Crystalline Silica Training

August 23, 2017

Only 3 more dates are available before this free training ends!  Seating is limited at all locations. Click on the city of each training session to register. Tuesday, September 19 - NEW! 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Continental breakfast will be provided. Southfield, MI Thursday, September 21   FILLED 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Continental…
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Lessons not learned

August 18, 2017

From NCMA's eNews August 17, 2017 Manufactured composite wood used in the construction of the unoccupied, 130-unit Bluebird Estates burned like kindling. Wind carried embers a half-mile away, forcing the evacuation of a hundred nearby homes. the massive blaze was a wake-up call for fire departments and state officials to the serious potential hazards of…
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Is this risk equation out of balance?

August 16, 2017

From NCMA's eNews August 10, 2017 Every week it seems that we are seeing reports and videos of huge fires consuming very large lightweight, wood-frame residential buildings—and sometimes multiple buildings. Most of these fires involve projects under construction, but there have also been several fires in recently constructed buildings that were already completed and occupied.…
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