Monthly Archives: December 2017

Another day, another wood-framed apartment fire

December 29, 2017

From NCMA's eNews December 28, 2017 On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, days after a wood-framed retail-apartment complex under construction in Oakland, CA, was destroyed for the second time in a year, five firefighters were injured in a fire that destroyed four three-story multi-family homes in Waterbury, CT, exemplifying the danger with wood-framed residential buildings. Read…
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Concrete Masonry Units beat out precast

December 29, 2017

From NCMA's eNews December 28, 2017 What started out as the plainest, cheapest and simplest way to build with masonry, concrete blocks have evolved into an option that combines beauty along with construction speed, durability and economy. This means the appearance of new structures and renovations look more interesting, and concrete blocks are part of…
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After Raleigh apartment fire, safety of wood construction questioned

December 29, 2017

From NCMA's eNews December 28, 2017 As flames chewed through hundreds of thousands of board feet of exposed lumber and plywood in a spectacular fire at an under-construction apartment building in downtown Raleigh last week, a question swirled like smoke. Why build an apartment out of wood? Read more. 
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DC Circuit Court Rules Against Coalition

December 27, 2017

From MCAA email December 22, 2017 SILICA ALERT The MCAA has just learned that the DC Circuit court has made its decision regarding the silica court challenge. The court decided against industry and with OSHA. This is a very recent decision and the attorneys for the industry coalition are still reviewing the entire decision. "While…
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