On the Job

What is a Cost Code?
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What is a Cost Code?

In this second entry to Lee Clark's blog on measuring and increasing concrete... Read more

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Keeping Guardrails Up to Code Keeping Guardrails Up to Code

Know the rules when building handrails, so that they will be high and strong enough to satisfy the building inspector. Read more

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Examining the Weight of Concrete Footings Examining the Weight of Concrete Footings

Codes specialist Glenn Mathewson takes another look at an important assumption builders may be making when they calculate loads for deck footings. In particular, he re-examines Mike Guertin's conclusion that the weight of a concrete pier and the weight of the soil removed from the footing hole are essentially the same. Read more

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Cement Association Pushes Back Against Waters of the United States Rule Cement Association Pushes Back Against Waters of the United States Rule

The new Waters of the United States rule from the EPA has elicited complaints from many different groups including a lawsuit from the NAHB. Read more

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OSHA Issues Temporary Enforcement of New Confined Spaces Standard OSHA Issues Temporary Enforcement of New Confined Spaces Standard

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a 60-day temporary enforcement policy of its Confined Spaces in Construction standard, effective August 3, 2015. Read more

Use Energy Incentives to Fire Up Leads and Sales
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Use Energy Incentives to Fire Up Leads and Sales

But bear in mind, offering rebates and financing takes more work and training than... Read more

Installing Continuous Flashing
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Installing Continuous Flashing

A recent provision of the International Residential Code that allows alternatives... Read more

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OSHA Introduces Heat Index App

The U.S. Labor Department says the mobile phone app will help workers and supervisors calculate the heat index at the jobsite. Read more

1,001 Free Concrete Epoxy Tips
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1,001 Free Concrete Epoxy Tips

Well, mostly free. If you can’t find the answer in this Aussie entrepreneur’s... Read more

Embrace Best Practices and Improve Your Business
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Embrace Best Practices and Improve Your Business

Spend more time on continuous improvement with this checklist. Read more

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