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OSHA Construction FY 2013
Most Frequently Cited VIOLATIONS
OSHA Federal StandardsOctober 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.
(Click the picture to go to the OSHA website, scroll down to "Most Frequently Cited" to find the link to a PowerPoint to download the file.)
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FTI Learning Management System (LMS)
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.
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
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?
Read the full article from Durability + Design's Paint and Coatings Industry News.
Updated: IUPAT 101
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