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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Federal grants unfairly promote wood

May 31, 2019

From NCMA eNewsMay 30, 2019 NCMA and several other construction industry groups have asked Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council (NEC), to review the use of taxpayer dollars to fund projects that supposedly promote one building material over others. The organizations communicated disappointment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) awarding of more…
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For young block masons, it’s never been better

May 24, 2019

From NCMA eNewsMay 23, 2019 Tanner Brooks, a young concrete mason for an outfit based in the Phoenix area knows he has it good. Even as an apprentice, he's likely making more money than his former schoolmates and he has no student loan debt. He's also just 19 years old. "It allowed me to pay…
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San Francisco to require commercial buildings to run on renewables

May 17, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsMay 15, 2019 San Francisco plans to eventually require private commercial buildings within the city to run completely on renewable energy. Commercial buildings over 500,000 square feet must meet the requirement by 2022, buildings over 250,000 square feet have until 2024 and buildings over 50,000 square feet must do so by 2030.…
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