Browse Previous Issues: 2016

December 2016
President's Message

Convention Down Under
Mike Taylor
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What's Inside

Better Times Ahead?
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

Routine Standardization (Part 5)
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

Customer Service Starts at Home
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

Opportunity Options
Vince Bailey
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Insync

The Shift in Work
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

Keeping the Fire Rating
Robert Grupe
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Construction Trends

Telling Industries Launches New Website
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On Center Software Names New Vice President of Sales
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USG Corporation Announces Leadership Transition
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New AIA Accredited Moisture Management Class Available
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Call for Entries: Trim-Tex Drywall Artist of the Year
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AD Member Sales Up 6.3 percent to $26.1 Billion through First Three Quarters of 2016
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ISA Manufacturer Index and ISA Distributor Index Move in Opposite Directions in September
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Further Contraction in Architecture Billings Index
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September Housing Starts Decline on Multifamily Weakness
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Construction Employment Conditions Vary Widely by Metro between September 2015 and 2016
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Construction Spending Edges Down in September and Is Up Modestly for the First Nine Months of the Year
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Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in October
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Construction Firms Add 11,000 Employees in October: Sector’s Employment at Highest Level since December 2008
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Construction Industry Injury Rate Dips in 2015
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Global Drywall Demand to Reach 10 Billion Square Meters in 2020
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New Products

Heated Storage Box
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Thermal Insulation System
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Product Catalog in Spanish
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“Cash Management” Video-on-Demand
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Compact Orbital Sanders
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Mix Paddle
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Guide Helps Avoid Dropped Tools
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Magnetic Dust Barrier Door
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Pneumatic Trim Fastening System
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Mesh Corner Bead
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November 2016
President's Message

Be Aware of the Details
Mike Taylor
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What's Inside

It’s Almost Over
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

Routine Standardization (Part 4)
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

Are You a Tough-Minded Leader?
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

An Edgy Estimator
Vince Bailey
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Insync

When Will Robots Build Walls?
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

Joints 101
Robert Grupe
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October 2016
President's Message

Trade Shows & Conventions: How Important Are They to You?
Mike Taylor
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What's Inside

You’re a Good Bunch!
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

Routine Standardization (Part 3)
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

The Customer Checklist
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

You Say You Want an Evolution?
Vince Bailey
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Insync

How to Invest in Talent
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

Sheathing Damage
Robert Grupe
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September 2016
President's Message

A Picture of Our Time
Mike Taylor
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What's Inside

Suppliers Have Their Say
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

Routine Standardization (Part 2)
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

Aligning All the Pieces: How to Get Organized
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

Hey, What’s New?
Vince Bailey
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Insync

Three Workforce Trends
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

Sealant on Acoustically Rated Steel Partitions
Robert Grupe
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August 2016
Feature Articles

Lessons Learned
Ulf Wolf
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President's Message

System Warranties Require Following Manufacturer Specifications
Mike Taylor
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What's Inside

Lessons Learned
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

Routine Standardization
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

The Six-Step Method for Resolving Conflict
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

Camaraderie
Vince Bailey
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Insync

Water, Shade and Rest
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

Special Inspections
Robert Grupe
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July 2016
President's Message

Business, Labor and Warranties at Issue
Mike Taylor
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What's Inside

Manage Well
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

The Last Letter
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

Setting Expectations on the Job
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

Assembly-Line Drywall: Finally Coming into Its Own
Vince Bailey
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Insync

Ready for Vacation?
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

Fire Testing Exterior Walls
Robert Grupe
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June 2016
President's Message

Debt of Gratitude
John Hinson
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What's Inside

Ready for BIM?
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

The Penultimate Letter
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

From Conflict to Collaboration
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

Health Care: An Estimator’s Dream/Nightmare
Vince Bailey
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Insync

Are You Ready for Virtual Reality?
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

OSHA’s Silica Rule
Robert Grupe
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May 2016
President's Message

Message Hits Home
John Hinson
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What's Inside

What Are the Answers?
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

Two More Letters Left
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

You’re Hired! Now What?
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

Abstract Terms
Vince Bailey
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Insync

Lessons from the Big Dance
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

Some Standards Go Way Back
Robert Grupe
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April 2016
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January 2016
President's Message

January 2016
John Hinson
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What's Inside

A Culture of Safety
Laura M. Porinchak
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Management Desk

Letters to a General Superintendent (Part 18)
Doug Bellamy
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SuperVision

Project Management (Part 4.2): Creating a Positive Work Climate!
Norb Slowikowski
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Estimator's Edge

Ahead of My Behind
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Insync

How to Hire More Youth
Mark L. Johnson
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Wachuwannano

How Walls Affect Sound
Robert Grupe
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