More articles by Drew Vass

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Installers Are Among the Hardest Hit

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and, according to experts, perhaps no field should embrace the call more than construction. With 53.2 suicides per 100,000  workers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the construction industry has … Continue reading

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Gauges for Builder Confidence and Architectural Billings Offset

Two leading indicators for construction forecasting registered opposing measures recently—one pointing to a downturn in builder confidence, while the other indicates more construction projects could be on the way for multi-family. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that … Continue reading

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EPA Invites Companies to Do the Math on Proposed Energy Star Requirements

Officials for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grabbed the mic Tuesday to explain how the agency arrived at the criteria proposed in Draft 1 of Energy Star 7.0 for residential windows, doors and skylights. In a more than hourlong … Continue reading

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OSHA Official Says Voluntary Protection Program is About More Than Just Safety

You might not associate the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with general operational improvements, but that’s the angle one of the Administration’s representatives pitched as a key benefit of the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) last … Continue reading

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Why Some Technologies Could Leave You and Your Employees Feeling Exhausted

If amid COVID-19 your company has found ways to continue operating through video conferencing, but at the end of the day you find yourself feeling a little extra tired, there’s a good explanation for this. Unfortunately, there’s also nothing you … Continue reading

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