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Researchers Create Drywall Bricks for Housing

A team from Washington State University recently announced that it has developed a building system made from “low-value construction waste.”


Adhesives Formulated for ‘Tough’ Jobs

Construction product manufacturer DAP (Baltimore) has released a new line of construction adhesives, reportedly formulated for tough jobs including the installation of subfloors, drywall, he...


Owner Gets Probation in Immigration Case

A Washington State drywall company and its owner have been sentenced for illegally hiring workers in violation of immigration laws.


Drywall Issues Spur Suit

The joint venture in charge of building a $1.05 billion mixed-use development in Miami has sued a drywall subcontractor for alleged substandard work.


Strict Liability Asbestos Case on Appeal

A California appeals court will soon determine whether to uphold a lower court’s decision that a subcontractor cannot be held strictly liable for installing asbestos-containing material on a...


2 Workers Perish, 1 Missing in Landslide

Days after a landslide killed two construction workers, search teams in Alaska still have not found the body of a building inspector who is presumed dead.


Drywaller Docked $1M in Comp Fraud

TUMWATER, WA—A former drywall contractor who misclassified his employees and lied about their work hours in order to duck workers' compensation will pay more than $1 million to make good in ...


7 Share $2.6M Chinese Drywall Payoff

NEW ORLEANS—In an about-face, a Chinese manufacturer of contaminated drywall has paid more than $3 million in a suit by seven Virginia families whose homes were damaged by the material.


1M+ Construction Workers Unauthorized

At least one in five U.S. roofers, drywall installers, painters and masons currently comes from the ranks of unauthorized immigrants, a new analysis shows.


In Construction, 1 in 8 Unauthorized

Despite a slight shift from blue collar to white, unauthorized immigrant workers remain a major force in U.S. construction and building, particularly at the lower ends of those industries, a...


Drywallers Sought in Back-Pay Case

Nelson Acosta and Bonita Williams, where are you? After six years and 100 entries in the court docket, a New York commercial contractor has finally agreed to pay $380,000 owed to you and hun...


TX Tosses $12.3M Asbestos Award

The Texas Supreme Court has thrown out a $12.3 million jury verdict awarded to the family of a 40-year-old mesothelioma victim who had used an asbestos-containing joint compound as a teenage...


Drywall to Make a Global Splash

Having survived a global recession and now gaining favor in developing countries, the global drywall market is in for a robust run in the next several years, a new forecast shows.


2nd Project Halted over License Lapse

For the second time in one month, California regulators have shut down and fined a major construction project because a drywall subcontractor was working without a license.


Vets Offered Free Training in Trades

A global trade union has become the latest player to recruit military veterans for the dwindling ranks of the U.S. construction workforce, especially in the area of military maintenance.


U.S. Links Problem Drywall, Health Woes

Americans exposed to emissions from drywall made in China "may have experienced adverse health effects or a reduced quality of life," the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ...


License Lapse Halts $6.3M Drywall Job

Drywall work on a $150 million condominium project in downtown San Diego has been halted after California officials discovered that the subcontractor was unlicensed in the state.


Manufacturer Defends Coatings in Fire

A protective-coatings maker is taking strong exception to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report that cites his products as contributors to a devastating 2013 fire at a high-security research...


Coatings Cited in USACE Lab Blaze

Unpermitted welding likely sparked a $10 million blaze that was then fueled by epoxy coatings last summer at a U.S. Army high-security research lab in Maryland, a new report indicates.


400 Drywallers to Regain Back Pay

A Washington State contractor will spend $550,000 to make good on wages allegedly shorted from hundreds of workers over several years.


Best Practices:
Finishing Glass Mat Gypsum Board

Glass mat wallboard is a noncombustible interior panel with a moisture-resistant fiberglass-reinforced gypsum core and coated fiberglass mat face that increases the product's overall strengt...


Drywall Workers to Get $550K Back Pay

A Washington State drywall installer has agreed to pay $550,000 to resolve federal allegations of cheating nearly 400 employees out of wages over three and a half years.


Best Practices:
The Pain in Painting Drywall

Question: Can an ASTM Level 5 Drywall Finish produce a satisfactory painted finish in critical lighting areas and/or when using higher-sheen paints? Answer: It depends.


Best Practices:
What Lurks Above—
Tips for Finishing Ceilings

Back in the day, ceilings were often finished with spray textured surfaces consisting of polymeric binders or modified plaster and aggregate that created a “spatter” effect.


Fines, Education Follow Wage Fraud

"Do as I say, not as I did" will be a Chicago contractor's message for peers, as the company pays a hefty fine and agrees to educate others after defrauding nearly 100 workers of their fair ...


New Guide on Corrosive Drywall Offered

Technical guidance on assessing and addressing the corrosive drywall plaguing tens of thousands of U.S. structures is now available from the American Industrial Hygiene Association.


Is the Problem the Paint or the Drywall?

A patchy or uneven texture on freshly painted new drywall might seem like the painter’s fault, but it’s often actually a drywall issue, and this can lead to great frustration for both the ar...


Best Practices: The Drywall Defect Trifecta

Ever hear this one? This paint inspector walks onto a jobsite and sees a drywall surface that’s just been meticulously painted with an intermediate coat of premium high-performance interior ...


Drywall Made to Improve Air Quality

CertainTeed has expanded its indoor air quality (IAQ) gypsum board product line with the addition of AirRenew Essential for residential construction and remodeling.


$200K+ Fine Caps Years of Fall Cases

Florida's largest residential roofing contractor is facing egregious federal safety violations and $213,300 in fines for allegedly allowing employees to work without fall protection over man...


Worker Deemed Employee in Fatal Case

A Florida contractor must answer federal citations involving the electrocution of a Hispanic drywall worker, although the worker was paid in cash and the contractor denied knowing him.


New Premium Interior Line is Zero VOC

Dunn-Edwards has introduced a new line of interior, low-odor, zero-VOC paints for schools, hospitality, hospitals and other commercial and residential applications.


Painters’ Union Names New President

A one-time floor covering installer apprentice is the new leader of the 160,000-member International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.


IUPAT Unanimously Elects New Leader

For the first time in more than a decade, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades has a new president.


Licensing Blitz Nets 78 CA Contractors

Painters and other contractors with sex, weapon and drug convictions, revoked licenses, and other problems are facing criminal charges after being swept up in California's latest undercover ...


New Law Targets Chinese Drywall

Federal lawmakers say a new bill will help relieve some of the nightmares associated with tainted drywall and keep the product from reentering the U.S. market.


 
 
   

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