3-Steps To Design Effective Joints

Picture1As a manufacturer of Expansion Joint Systems, we see a lot of mistakes on expansion joints that cause biding confusion and the inevitable change order. Some of the most common problems Continue reading

5 Ways to Add Fall Protection to Your Roof Hatch

nystrom-fall-protection-headerAccording to OSHA, one of the top causes of construction deaths is from falls. One way to mitigate these risks on roof tops is through the installation and use of safety products. In this article we will discuss five ways to add safety to your rooftop access through roof hatches. Continue reading

The Importance of Building Product Manufacturers Participation in Industry Trade Organizations

Sandy CSI Board 2018 Awards Night
CSI-MSP 2018 Awards Banquet, Courtesy CSI-MSP

For over 250 years, trade associations have contributed to commerce in the United States. Since the first established group, the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York, associations have changed and morphed to meet market demands such as the need for information, technology, and statistics on labor and productivity. Today’s trade associations generally focus on collaboration between companies, but also participate in public relations activities such as advertising, education, lobbying and publishing. Continue reading

Why Another Hurricane Can Devastate Puerto Rico and Texas – Again

And how Florida is doing a better job of protecting itself from storms

Source: Why Another Hurricane Can Devastate Puerto Rico and Texas—Again |  ENR

2018-06-06  Billions of dollars have been spent to help Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico recover from the devastating and record-breaking 2017 storm season. Tons of debris have been removed, houses have been razed, roads have been repaired, bridges have been rebuilt, and power has been restored to 99% of Puerto Rico.

Yet the regions affected by Harvey, Irma and Maria are still fragile—and the forecast calls for 10 to 16 named storms this year. Low-grade tropical-force winds could decimate Puerto Rico’s power grid; homes in Houston could flood in a rainstorm; and Florida is still reliant on an overburdened transportation system to move people out of the state if there’s another statewide evacuation…  http://ow.ly/p7lF30ksMIH