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Flex-Ability Concepts

President's Message

Recently my company held what we call our margin verification review meetings to look at some of the most pressing issues at projects at our core offices.
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Codes & Standards

I often get calls about specific fire rating details: Do I have to install this backer piece behind my control joint? Do butt joints have to be staggered? Is it OK to run wallboard vertically rather than horizontally?
This month I want to cover interior gypsum applications. The joint requirements are different for exterior applications and for portland cement plaster.
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In this month’s installment, we will cover the ceilings portion of acoustics, including STC requirements for floor-ceiling assemblies, and introduce the concept of structure-borne sound and impact insulation class.

New Products

ATAS has expanded its product offering for ceiling applications. The panels in the new Lineair series can be microperforated with or without factory applied Soundtex insulation for acoustical purposes. All
Milwaukee Tool delivers the second generation M12 FUEL™ 5 3/8" Circular Saw, providing the most power in a compact size. Integrated with premium features for improved performance, this new compact

Estimator's Edge

white, yellow and blue hard safety helmet hat for safety project of workman as engineer or worker, on concrete floor on city.
I’m never at a loss for words when describing the difficulties confronting my estimating contemporaries in their daily endeavors.
When I say compensation, I’m not just referring to amount, but also the method of distribution.
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As much as I hate to continue on a narrative of pessimism, some pretty authoritative voices are compelling me to do so

Safety & Health

Worker at construction site with bottle of water, close up. | Photo: Gabrijelagal |
As we move into the warmer months, it is important to understand the different safety issues that contractors must address as working conditions change.
Soft tissue injuries are damage to ligaments, tendons or muscles. This damage can happen from a single event, such as a fall or impact, or over time from a series of repetitive motions.
A concept of someone dealing with mental health issues.
What keeps you up at night? Employee mental health and wellness was the primary topic discussed at the second annual safety roundtable held during AWCI’s Industry Leaders Conference in October.

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