Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

SEP 2018

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42 LC DBM Marketplace Pavers, Masonry, Blocks & Rocks I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 8 1 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 3 5 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 0 7 Looking for a way to help improve workforce develop - ment, the Interlocking Con- crete Pavement Institute's board of directors decided at this year's annual meeting that a boot camp could provide inexperienced workers with basic skills on a segmental pavement job site. A two-day pilot course was hosted recently in Burton, Michigan and once the curriculum is adjusted and approved, the program will kick- start in the fall with the expectation that it will expand across the country. At the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, researchers are develop - ing a new type of self-healing cement by adding polymers – chain-like molecules that hold substances together – to tradi - tional mixes. Early results have shown that the material can repair cracks in itself within 24 hours. The explanation for this ability is that polymers near a crack will de-bond from its material, flow to the crack, and fill it by bonding to its surface. The American Concrete Institute will offer ACI inspector certification program exams at the ACI Concrete Conventions & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. There are four exams available: Concrete Quality Techical Manager, Concrete Construction Special Inspector, Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector, and Adhesive Anchor Installation Inspector. The fee for each exam is $275 for registered participants of the show. Continental breakfast and lunch is included. As a result of the litigation filed in 2016 against the Occupa- tional Safety and Health Administration's final rule regulating occupational exposure to silica, OSHA has recently developed 53 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to guide employers and employees on OSHA's respirable crystalline silica construction standard. The Construction Industry Safety Coalition, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and many others have col - laborated with OSHA to form these extensive questions. Segmental Pavement Training Self-repairing Cement with Polymers Become a Concrete Inspector New Information on OSHA's Silica Final Rule

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