Why every GC should be concerned with the new OSHA silica regulations

Why every GC should be concerned with the new OSHA silica regulations

On June 23rd of 2018, OSHA began enforcement of tougher standards on human exposure to crystalline silica - known to cause lung cancer, silicosis, and other potentially debilitating respiratory diseases. With OSHA enforcement and citations on the rise, anyone in charge of worker safety should be paying attention.

Exterior Metal Ceilings

The best metal ceiling system for exterior architectural applications. Butt-joint panels, individually accessible, rated to withstand winds up to 140 mpg and be perforated for acoustics.

Comparison of Acoustical Plaster Manufacturers

A comparison of four the North America's biggest acoustical plaster suppliers. This guide covers acoustical data, fire rating, materials, VOC and mold testing, compression strength and density, and light reflectance (LRV). Compare manufacturers by the numbers.

Best Ceiling for Impact Resistance, Accessibility, and Sound Absorption

True impact resistance is not only relevant to the face of the material, but the suspension system as well. Learn why "Impact Resistant Ceiling Tiles" only fight half the battle, and how the IRPS system is designed to protect against anything that's thrown at it.

Acoustical Plaster in Construction

Learn more about how seamless acoustical plaster is used in commercial and residential construction to reduce reverberation time and increase sound absorption. This article discusses mounting types, noise reduction coefficients, typical applications, and common finishes.