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Chicago roofing convention in January

The Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) is hosting its annual trade show in the suburb of Oakbrook Terrace. Photo © BigStockPhoto/rebelml

The 32nd Annual Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) Trade Show & Seminars is coming to Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois next month. From January 22 to 23, the event takes over the Drury Lane Conference Center with numerous free seminars and an expo hall of more than 130 exhibitors

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Landscape architect survey says…

A recent survey of landscape architects points to stable to significantly higher billable hours. Photo © BigStockPhoto

Landscape architecture firms are reporting solid, if slightly subdued, business conditions, according to an American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA’s) Business Quarterly third-quarter survey.

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New ASTM standards on concrete and roofing

A new ASTM standard will look at establishing roofcovering recycle programs. Photo © BigStockPhoto

A pair of ASTM standards seeks to provide new insight on concrete mix drying behavior and roof-cover recycling. ASTM C1792 characterizes how hardened concrete mixtures dry, while ASTM WK46625 suggests methods and procedures for the recycling of waterproofing materials

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Resilient floor group continues to thrive

From vinyl and linoleum to rubber and cork, the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) offers support for manufacturers and users of its namesake material. Photo © BigStockPhoto

The Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) has expanded membership, adding to its roster four manufacturers and three suppliers—two for underlayment and a third for primers and moisture-mitigating materials.

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