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JD Miles Newsletter February Edition

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Italy is evolving in solar withThe ‘Invisible Solar’ tiles

In a small workshop near Vicenza, Italy, artisans make traditional-looking roofing tiles with a hidden difference: Each module contains solar photovoltaic cells.https://www.fastcompany.com

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Breaking down cost barriers for rooftop solar

Andy Posner is the founder and CEO of the Capital Good Fund. Since 2009, Andy and his team have been working on the frontlines trying to tackle one of the biggest challenges homeowners face when they are thinking about installing solar on … Continue reading

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Welcome to JD Miles December Edition Happy Holidays!

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Construction worker injuries increase with heat

An Oregon State University study found an association with increasing temperatures and increased rates of injury claims that were more pronounced among workers in the agricultural and construction sectors.https://www.businessinsurance.com

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What Roofers Need to Know About Hurricane Ian Response

“As the construction industry mobilizes to assist with cleanup and restoration, it is important for out-of-state contractors to understand the complexity and enforcement of Florida’s construction licensing laws.” Florida’s construction licensing is governed by Chapters 455 and 489, Florida Statutes. It … Continue reading

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Construction spending drops 1.1% from May, nonresidential -0.5%

“The U.S. Census Bureau on Monday reported that U.S. construction spending was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of almost $1.77 trillion in June, down 1.1% from May 2022 but up 8.3% from the near $1.63 trillion that the industry … Continue reading

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How OSHA’s general duty clause applies to heat incidents

Until OSHA publishes a new heat standard, contractors should follow the agency’s guidance regarding how to prevent heat illness and death on their jobsites, according to presenters Wednesday at an Associated General Contractors of America conference in Washington, D.C.https://www.constructiondive.com/news This … Continue reading

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Employment trails pre-pandemic levels in 33% of states

“Construction employment has stalled in many states, even though contractors have plenty of projects needing  more employees, due to a dearth of qualified workers,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist, in a prepared statement. “Only half the states had … Continue reading

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Chicago proposes a $2Billion Dome for the Bears

“There’s a major effort to make sure that the Chicago Bears continue to actually play in Chicago — and it could end with the team playing in a dome.”https://www.masslive.com

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