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Wooden DC Apartment Complex for Seniors Up in Flames After Three-Alarm Fire

In Southeast DC, a devastating three-alarm fire ravaged a senior affordable housing complex on Wednesday, leaving residents of the 161 occupied units displaced and at least four injured. The massive plumes of smoke could be seen throughout the district and have lingered long enough to produce school closings due to air quality.

September 20, 2018
Firefighters Battle Three-Alarm Apartment Fire, Causing over $2 Million in Damages

Over 130 people have been left without a home following a three-alarm fire in Lanham, Maryland. The blaze ignited a multi-family apartment home, tearing through all four buildings in the complex. More than 100 firefighters and medical personnel responded to the wood-framed building fire, which created $2.2 million worth of damage.

September 19, 2018
Safeguard Your Assets: 6 Steps to Secure Your Jobsite

Construction brings many opportunities to many different people. Communities experiencing an intense building spree can usually look forward to more foot traffic or an influx of new businesses.

September 19, 2018
Lehigh Hanson Announces AEC

Lehigh Hanson Inc. today announced the availability of cement-related certification courses through AEC Daily, one of the largest sources of continuing education sources for architects, engineers, contractors and other construction professionals.

September 18, 2018
ACI Forms Committee to Address 3-D Printing

The American Concrete Institute announces the formation of a new committee whose mission is to develop and report information on three-dimensional printing (3-D) printing and additive manufacturing with inorganic cementitious materials.

September 18, 2018
NCMA Launches Free Concrete Masonry Continuing Education for Design Community

The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) has launched a free continuing education course for design professionals hosted by AEC Daily. This course is titled “Concrete Masonry: The Energy Efficiency Solution”, and educates users on the thermal benefits of concrete masonry systems and energy code compliance options.

September 18, 2018
Post-tensioning Institute Seeks Entries for 2019 PTO Project Awards

The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) is pleased to announce the opening of its 2019 PTI Project Awards cycle, through December 31, 2018

September 18, 2018
Superior Walls Xi Plus Foundation Chosen for This Old House

A precast concrete Superior Walls Xi Plus foundation has been installed as the starting step for the Net Zero House in Jamestown, Rhode Island created by Sweenor Builders for This Old House. The energy-efficient wall panel system will be featured on episode #3802 the week of October 11, 2018.

September 18, 2018
The World Bank, Build Academy, Airbnb and GFDRR to Launch Resilient Homes Design Challenge

The World Bank, Build Academy, Airbnb, and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) have launched a global crowd-solving challenge for designs of Resilient Homes. The goal of this challenge is to generate designs for low-cost and sustainable small houses (under $10,000) for people living in vulnerable areas affected by natural disasters.

September 18, 2018
Carbon Monoxide Exhaust Analyzer

The NEW F900 Carbon Monoxide Exhaust Analyzer is ideal for accurately measuring CO from Propane Burnishers & Other Small Engines for CO Safety Testing, Compliance Testing, and Engine Tuning & Maintenance.

September 14, 2018
Concrete Industry Management Announces New Cohort for Executive MBA Program

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program announces it is accepting applications for the next cohort beginning Jan. 2019 for the unique Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in CIM, offered through the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).

September 12, 2018
American Concrete Institute Launches New Seminar Series

The American Concrete Institute announces the launch of a series of seminars hosted at ACI Headquarters in Farmington Hills, MI, USA, that will enable concrete industry professionals to receive valuable information on a variety of topics.

September 11, 2018
It Is Critical to Revitalize the U.S. Workforce Development System

At the crossroads of a thriving future society and innovation lies the nation’s construction industry, where everything begins. The backbone of our society rests on the craft professionals who build our hospitals and schools, wire electricity within our homes and bring us indoor plumbing. The perception of craft professionals has become one of low or middle skill workers when, the reality is, the world as we know it would not exist without their expertise.

September 5, 2018
Prepare for Take-Off with This Drone Pre-Flight Checklist

While design has long been digital, the physical world has not. Now drone imagery can digitize the physical world and provide builders with an accurate and up-to-date representation of a project.

September 5, 2018
World of Asphalt 2019 Revs Up for Indy

Take the checkered flag to stay ahead of the competition: Attend the 2019 World of Asphalt Show & Conference in Indianapolis February 12-14 at the Indiana Convention Center.

September 4, 2018
NRMCA Announces October Dates for ConcreteWorks Northeast 2018

The allied associations of the New York Construction Materials Association, The Massachusetts Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association, the Northern New England Concrete Promotion Association and the Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council in conjunction with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), are pleased to announce their annual ConcreteWorks Northeast conference will be held October 23-24, 2018 at the MGM Springfield Casino, Springfield, Massachusetts.

August 30, 2018
ICC-ES Announces its 2018-2019 Board of Managers Roster

With an impressive history in the building safety industry, these managers will help advance the company’s position as a leader in technical evaluations of building products

August 29, 2018
PCA Announces 2018 Chairman's Manufacturing Performance Award Winners

Inaugural Awards Honor Industry Supplier Achievements in Advanced Cement Manufacturing

August 29, 2018
Strength-enhancing Concrete Admixture from BASF

Master X-Seed 55 is a patent-pending, strength-enhancing admixture that improves both early and late-age strength development in concrete, while supporting sustainable construction.

August 29, 2018
Cement Industry Names 2018 John P. Gleason, Jr., Leadership Award Winners

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) today announced the winners of the 2018 John P. Gleason, Jr., Leadership Awards, honoring PCA members who have exhibited leadership in advancing industry programs and initiatives. Named after John “Jay” Gleason who served as PCA president from 1986 until his retirement in 2007, the awards are held as a distinguished honor by the cement industry.

August 29, 2018