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Time to set higher safety goals
Time to set higher safety goals
Some contractors are stuck in the mid-1980s when it comes to measuring and setting a standard for safety performance. These contractors continue to use a zero lost-time injury rate as their goal. Many of my colleagues in the National Academy of Constru...
The race is on to cut concrete's hefty carbon footprint
The race is on to cut concrete's hefty carbon footprint
A roomful of materials scientists, gathered at UCLA for a recent conference on "grand challenges in construction materials," slowly passed a brick-size white block around the room. They held in their hands, briefly, part of the solution to one of those...
Here's how to craft the perfect email
Here's how to craft the perfect email
Yes, they got your email. That much we know. The average office worker sends or receives 121 emails a day. Chances are they opened it as well since Americans have a penchant for checking their emails 'round the clock. 42 percent of Americans check thei...
Detroit demo company says it has given feds documents
Detroit demo company says it has given feds documents
One of Detroit's largest demolition contractors confirmed July 5 it has complied with a subpoena from federal inspectors seeking documents related to the firm's contract with Detroit's Land Bank Authority for federally funded demolition.