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New Construction Starts in 2018 Increase Three Percent

Dodge Data & Analytics Predicts Deceleration but Still Growth Dodge Data & Analytics has released its 2018 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in construction industry forecasting and business planning. The report predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2018 will climb 3 percent to $765 billion. “The U.S. construction industry has moved into a mature …

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ABC’s 2018 Construction Economic Forecast

Better Business Climate Expectations Help Drive Asset Prices Higher If someone were casting roles for a production of The Tortoise and the Hare, the U.S. economy would be a favorite to play the tortoise. While this analogy may be a bit harsh, economic growth remains mostly slow, but persistent. It was not always this way. …

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FMI Forecasts Continued Growth in Construction

Increase of 5 Percent in 2018 Predicted FMI Corporation has released its latest construction forecast, the FMI Outlook, in a new streamlined format, designed to improve user experience and access to important data. FMI’s Q3 2017 forecast predicts an increase of 4 percent for total construction put in place for 2017 and an increase of …

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AFSA Graduates Inaugural ITM Class

Program Promotes Student Success The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is pleased to have graduated its first Inspection, Testing and Maintenance (ITM) Inspector Development Program cycle and the results are in! Students and supervisors have given the program high marks, while boasting well above national first-time passage rates on NICET Level II exams: averaging 85 …

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OSHA’s Silica in Construction Standard

Concerns for Fire Sprinkler Installers On March 25, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its final rule on respirable crystalline silica exposures in construction. Most of the standard came into effect on June 23, 2017, with a few technical details going into effect on June 23, 2018. This standard, “…applies to all …

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Forecast: Continued Growth in 2018

Fire Sprinkler Industry Looks Back and Ahead As the fire sprinkler industry settles into 2018, it’s an opportunity to look back on business in 2017 and look ahead to the coming year’s potential. While forecasters predicted 2017 to be a year of slow growth with a bigger jump in 2018, it seems the period of slow …

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Chairman’s Message

Greetings, As we enter into another new year, it is not hard to just take a moment to reflect back on 2017. I think we can all look back at ‘17 and agree it was a pretty good year. The economy around the country was all-in-all robust. Most of us had a year of growth …

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NBC’s This is Us Sparks Conversation on Electrical Fire Protection

If you’ve watched TV anytime in the past year, it’s almost impossible to not have heard of the wildly popular show “This is Us.” If you haven’t heard of it, it’s an hour-long show that airs on NBC which chronicles the life of one family, the Pearsons, across the decades through their searches for love …

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