Managing Risks

With the softening economy, many of us are working hard just to get work. But there are growing risks in these economic times, and it is important to be able to identify what work we should go after and what work we should avoid.

Off to a Good Start

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In my December 2023 column I told you that we at the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry had “big plans” for 2024, and here we are in March with two big announcements already having been made. We are off to a good start.

Construction Trends | March 2024

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U.S. Green Building Council Announces Top 10 U.S. States for Green Building in 2023The U.S. Green Building Council has released its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED. For the first time ever, New York ranked number one, based on LEED-certified gross square footage per capita over the past year, leading the country in […]

Caution: Speed Bump Ahead

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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

Advertising’s Tectonic Shift

A remarkable transformation is underway in advertising, redefining how businesses connect with their customers and measure the impact of their marketing efforts.

EIFS Inspectors

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This article describes the EIFS inspector qualifications and previews some of the content in the recently updated EIFS—Doing It Right® module for EIFS inspectors.

Safety Helmets

Milwaukee Tool introduces BOLT™ Safety Helmets with Impact Armor™ Liner.

Milwaukee Tool introduces BOLT™ Safety Helmets with Impact Armor™ Liner.

Product Line Brochures

Plastic Components new product flyers.

Plastic Components now offers individual brochures for their PVC trims and accessories product lines.

AI Resource Guide

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Associated Builders and Contractors has released an artificial intelligence technology guide for the construction community, which includes definitions, construction use cases and considerations. The purpose of the guide is to provide a level of knowledge to ensure contractors can be active participants in the construction AI conversation. “The possibilities of AI technology may sound endless, […]