A recent report released by the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) found that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed silica standards for U.S. construction industry will cost the industry $5 billion per year.
Led by solid gains in single-family housing production, nationwide housing starts rose 4.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.089 million units in December, according to data from the U.S. Commerce Department.
Residential remodeling is set for modest growth in 2015, according to experts at a press conference hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas.
As the country emerges from the “Great Recession,” it’s time for brick manufacturers to look at ways to be more competitive. Revisiting low-set technology offers the prospect of reducing costs when building new brick plants or retrofitting old ones.