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U.K. Building Engineers Launch 'Safe Havens' Blueprint for IAQ

April 8, 2022
New document completes trilogy of free guides from British trade group to help building owners protect occupants from health risks linked to airborne contaminants and viruses....
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White House: Let's Clear the Air on COVID

March 25, 2022
The Office of Science and Technology Policy spells out its current guidance on ventilation, filtration, and air disinfection.
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Construction Input Prices Rose 2.6% in February

March 17, 2022
Nonresidential construction input prices are up 25.1% from a year ago, notes economist Anirban Basu. "It will get worse before it gets better," he warns.
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UP IN THE AIR: What We've Learned So Far About SARS-CoV-2

March 11, 2022
Two years after COVID-19 first shut down the world, the author reviews what science has taught us about the roles of ventilation and filtration in virus transmission and mitigation...
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UL Launches New Tool for Verifying Aerosol Removal Efficiency in Buildings

March 7, 2022
Program is first of its kind to measure the real-world performance of ventilation and filtration for aerosol removal rate in the built environment, company says.

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Appeals Court Halts OSHA Vaccine Mandate, for Now

Nov. 15, 2021
Citing OSHA 'overreach' and questioning 'emergency' status, federal court in New Orleans reaffirms stay for plaintiffs, representing multiple states, businesses. DOJ pushes back...
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Inflation Jumps Again, Slowing Recovery's Momentum

Nov. 10, 2021
Industry officials call on White House, Congress to step up measures to address supply chain snags hampering otherwise positive signs of economic strength, expectations.
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ABC Seeks to Overturn OSHA ETS on COVID Vaccination, Testing

Nov. 10, 2021
National contractors group and Alabama chapter file federal suit in Atlanta, claiming new vaccinate-or-test mandate will exacerbate skilled labor shortage.
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Dodge Data Predicts 6% Growth in 2022 Construction Starts

Nov. 8, 2021
MOMENTUM BUILDS: Forecast season begins amid new positive economic data, rising vaccination rates, and the long-awaited arrival of a $1-trillion infrastructure bill.