The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association

By 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were just 102 deaths potentially related to silica in the construction industry. It is anticipated that the number will continue to fall as silica dust collection is integrated into more construction-related equipment, while contractors continue to adopt better personal protective equipment policies and invest in improved respiratory devices.

The proposed silica rule, released by OSHA in September 2013, would cut the current permissible exposure limit (PEL) in half, from 100 to 50 μg/m3, and demand the execution of set procedures at or above 25 μg/m3.

Indow Windows

Indow Windows acrylic inserts simply press inside window frames, allowing homeowners to preserve their windows while creating comfort and energy efficiency.

The addition of Indow Windows dealers helps expand the national network of ERC members that fight heat bleed.
Professional Remodeler is looking for firms that thrived in 2013
NARI reports that the harsh winter may have played a role in the decline of current condition ratings.
The JCHS Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) for the first quarter 2014.

The JCHS Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) for the first quarter 2014.

As spending moves into the next phase, the JCHS expects to see recent double-digit growth tail off to its longer-term average in the mid-single-digit range.
Moen is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the single-handle faucet in 2014.

Moen is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the single-handle faucet in 2014.

Al Moen developed the single-handle mixing faucet in 1939, and it didn't take long for consumers to take notice. By 1959, Moen products could be found in hundreds of thousands of homes across the U.S.
Oxford Vinyl Railing with Glass Balusters System

The Oxford Vinyl Railing with Glass Balusters System is now available in Canada.

Code approval opens door to low-maintenance, stylish exterior residential design options.
The National Kitchen & Bath Association Launches a Comprehensive New Learning Paths Program

The NKBA now has a Learning & Professional Development covering eight different professional areas.

The Association now offers career paths in eight competency areas available 24/7 through NKBA U.
All Weather Tempering will begin handling the majority of insulated glass production beginning the week of April 14

All Weather Tempering will begin handling the majority of insulated glass production for Western Windows beginning the week of April 14

New partnership with state-of-the-art facility means increased production, room to grow in the future.
Rider Levett Bucknall’s First Quarter 2014 USA Construction Cost Report.

Rider Levett Bucknall’s First Quarter 2014 USA Construction Cost Report.

Firm also reports that a lack of skilled labor over next eight years may be a concern.
ProVia has earned EPA’s highest Energy Star award because of their unwavering commitment to helping consumers become increasingly more energy efficient.

ProVia has earned EPA’s highest Energy Star award because of their unwavering commitment to helping consumers become increasingly more energy efficient.

ProVia earns highest Energy Star award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.

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INSIDE Show Village 2014 - Episode 1
LP Smartside - Show Village 2014
Nisus - Show Village 2014
INSIDE Show Village 2014 - Episode 1
This year we take a look at Show Village at the International Builders Show from the builders perspective and what they take away from this event every year.

April 2014

This Month in Professional Remodeler

The Wise & Houzz

Ultimate Kitchen Confidential

25 New Products from D&CW 2014

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Products

The classic Edwardian design features ball and claw feet, available in a number of finishes.

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