OSHA Update: New Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements

On Friday, October 9, 2018, OSHA announced a newly issued final rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements.  In brief, OSHA’s standard for cranes and derricks in construction have been updated to clarify each employer’s duty to ensure the competency of … Continue reading

Top Home Landscaping Trends for 2018

Recently, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) conducted the 2018 edition of the Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey, and the results were interesting, but not surprising.  Landscape architects (808 participants) were surveyed from February 22, 2018 through March 8, … Continue reading

Construction Expos – Planning for 2019

A list of construction industry expos and events taking place in early 2019.  Plan ahead and save the dates. Earlier this year, we highlighted various industry expos and events to get on your calendar and plan ahead.  This week, we … Continue reading

U.S. Remodeling Market Gaining Strength in Q3-2017

The remodeling market is experiencing gains, and growth is expected to continue through 2018. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and their Remodeling Market Index (RMI), the majority of remodelers surveyed are reporting that remodeling activity was higher in Q3 … Continue reading

Save the Date – Industry Expo Calendar

Earlier this week, we explored options for reusing marketing and promotional materials.  Along with repurposing promotional items for customer appreciation, they can certainly be of value at future conventions and expos.  Here are a few upcoming industry trade shows that … Continue reading

Eco-Update: Solar and Sustainability in Florida

Earlier this summer, we reviewed the latest green building efforts in Florida through South Miami’s recent commitment to solar on new and renovated structures.  Since then, there have been quite a few stories published about solar and sustainable construction efforts … Continue reading

Home Builders Helping Houston

Ways home builders (and anyone) can help residents of Houston rebuild and recover in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. You don’t have to be in Houston to know that it sustained massive flooding and damage from its recent hit by … Continue reading