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OSHA releases video on respirable silica exposure

April 16, 2019

From NCMA eNewsApril 11, 2019 OSHA requires employers to limit workers' exposure to respirable crystalline silica on the job. This video -- launched in January 2019 -- focuses on handheld power saws, showing how an integrated water delivery system controls silica dust created when cutting certain materials.
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New report questions wood sustainability

April 16, 2019

From NCMA eNewsApril 11, 2019 A recent study from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has found that many life cycle assessments (LCAs) that show wood construction lowers carbon emissions often overlook several important factors. Most notably, the Winnipeg-based think tank said typical LCAs do not track or account for “biogenic” carbon — a…
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Striking new concrete block design rises from the Arizona desert

April 5, 2019

From NCMA eNewsApril 4, 2019 Architecture practice Kendle Design Collaborative has completed a bold yet minimal residence situated in the desert landscape of Troon North in Scottsdale, Arizona. The building, constructed from concrete blocks, appears to rise from the ground while also providing a stark contrast against the organic softness of the natural environment. To…
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BIM can help control design-build costs, increase efficiency

April 5, 2019

From NCMA eNewsApril 4, 2019 With design-build expected to deliver almost half of U.S. projects by 2021, contractors may benefit from exploring progressive workflows that can help them meet its aggressive schedule requirements. Proponents of the method say that the best time to target cost savings and efficiencies on a project is while the design…
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