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OSHA Construction FY 2013

Most Frequently Cited VIOLATIONS

OSHA Federal Standards
October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013


Click on the picture below to view a PowerPoint presentation that presents the number of serious violations of Subpart & Standard 1926 in construction.

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The Finishing Trades Institute (FTI) Learning Management System (LMS) website is an online learning portal designed in partnership with the K-Learning Group (a Kelly Company), a leading provider of online training systems for unions and associations. The FTI LMS is a secure web-based software program for the administration, documentation, tracking, and reporting of training programs, classroom and online events, e-learning programs, and training content. It is an accessible way of providing apprenticeship training course materials to FTI LMS users.

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 Assessing Energy and Moisture Effects of EIFS

March 2014 D+D

A new studey simulating performance in either U.S. climate zones finds good results for most systems.

Article by: Andre Desjarlais of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and David Johnston of EIFS Industry Members Association

New energy codes and efficiency measures have been sanctioned for EIFS in recent years but there has been little data to use to distinguish among various tuypes of EIFS systems and their moisture and thermal performance in different climates. As a result, over the past 10 years, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) have been working collaboratively to address this gap. Continue reading this article to learn more about these two organizations collaborating to peform experiments, create simulations and collect data to determine the effectiveness of EIFS and how it measures up to the simple brick wall system. 

Click here to read the full article and see what ORNL and EIMA discovered..


 Aworker applies a template for the finish coat to replicate theappearance of brick on an EIFS-clad structure.      (Photo courtesy of Sto Corporation.)

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D&D Paint Article

Hue Knew?

Why Building Color Matters

(May 27, 2014)


Does a choice of color really influence things like mood, spending, and health? Jill Pilaroscia, founder of Colour Studio (1979) shares her thoughts, experiences and research in the study of color in the architecture.

Read on to discover the differences a splash of color may make!

Which has a greater presence?


       SF building before

or this?

SF building after

Read the full article from Durability + Design's Paint and Coatings Industry News.

 Updated: IUPAT 101

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Last Updated April 2014

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