16 Percent of Small Businesses Rely on a Single Customer

New research shows some U.S. small businesses walking a tightrope by relying on one customer for half or more of their revenue. However, the ninth annual DNA of an entrepreneur report from Hiscox (LON:HSX) is mostly good news. Some Small Businesses Rely on a Single Customer The downside reports that one in six small businesses […]

Architecture Billings Index continues growth streak

With all geographic regions and building project sectors showing positive conditions, there continues to be a heightened level of demand for design services signaled in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI).  As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction […]

After construction crane collapses during Irma, regulations questioned

After three partial collapses of construction cranes during Hurricane Irma, officials are debating whether regulations should be tightened. Two crane booms in Miami and one in Ft. Lauderdale collapsed during the storm, with no injuries reported. The equipment was supposed to be able to withstand 145 mph winds, but the highest gusts recorded in the […]

Earthquake Leaves Buildings Collapsed, Damaged

Dozens of buildings collapsed and scores more were damaged Tuesday as Mexico was hit with its second earthquake in as many weeks. As of Wednesday afternoon, the death toll was up to 225.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Opens Roof for First Time

After a construction schedule that put crews right up against the stadium’s opening on Aug. 26, Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium hosted its first events with its roof open last weekend.

OSHA, ACC Team Up on Isocyanate Safety

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration teamed up with the American Chemistry Council for a two-year alliance to promote both awareness of worker exposure to diisocyantes and good practices within the polyurethane industry.

International Union of Architects Taps New President

Thomas Vonier, FAIA, 2017 AIA President, was elected the president of the International Union of Architects (UIA) during the UIA World Congress and General Assembly in Seoul, South Korea earlier this month.

Funds Increase Stake in Clariant, Target Merger

A holding company seeking to prevent the pending merger between specialty chemical companies Clariant and Huntsman International LLC has increased its stake in the Swiss company, but Clariant says it is still committed to the transaction.

Coating Made for Paint Booth Protection

To protect paint booth components, Global Finishing Systems recently released Booth Shield, a peelable protective coating that is compatible with all types of booths, and can be applied to walls, windows, lights and floors.

A Contractor Talks Industrial Fireproofing

MJ Painting Contractor’s manager of sales and marketing, Pete Dandrea, spoke with PaintSquare News about some of the challenges and rewards of working with specialized coatings for fire protection.

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