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August Construction Rises 2 Percent

By Mark S. Kuhar

Highway And Bridge Construction Had A Strong Month, Jumping 30 Percent.

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Year-to-Date

The 1 percent gain for total construction starts on an unadjusted basis for the first eight months of 2013 was due to varied behavior by the three main construction sectors. Residential building climbed 27 percent year-to-date, with single family housing up 30 percent and multifamily housing up 19 percent.

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A Possible Sneak Peek Into MSHA’s Silica Proposal

By Nickole Winnett

Operators and Employers Should Review Historical Sampling Results, Validity Of Current Citations, And Control And Protection Programs.

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California’s Clean Diesel Program

Two highly successful air quality programs designed to lower emissions from older diesel engines were included in a major legislative package signed into law by Californian Governor Jerry Brown on Sept. 28, 2013.

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Limestone Cited as Benefit to Green Concrete

By Mark S. Kuhar

Adding limestone powder to “green” concrete mixtures – those containing substantial amounts of fly ash, a byproduct of coal-burning power plants – can significantly improve performance, according to researchers from the national Institute for Standards and technology (NIST) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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