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AWI Standards
Reminder: Comments Sought for Proposed Manufactured Wood Casework Standard
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Industry Outreach
AWI Partners with CSI Chapters
COVID-19 Updates
Rulemaking to Require All Employers with 100 or More Employees to Be Vaccinated or Produce Negative COVID Test Result Weekly
SBA Announces Major Enhancements to EIDL Program
SBA Appeals to Small Businesses to Increase Vaccine Acceptance
IRS Advises that Cost of Home Testing for COVID-19 Is Eligible Medical Expense
Business Matters
ConsensusDocs Opens Price Escalation Resource Center
How to Recognize and Diffuse a Toxic Employee
AIA Introduces New Custom Residential Contract Documents
Risk Management Corner: Ignite Safety—Not Flames
It’s Your Life: Life Insurance Awareness Month—Juvenile Coverage
Economic Indicators
AIA Reports that Demand for Design Activity Continues to Expand
August Construction Employment Lags Pre-Pandemic Peak in 39 States as Factors Hold Back Recovery
Nonresidential Construction Spending Weak in July, Says ABC
Construction Workforce Shortages Reach Pre-pandemic Levels Despite COVID’s Continuing Impacts
Nonresidential Specialty Trade Contractors Lost 9,200 Jobs in August
August’s Nonresidential Construction Starts Are Down Month-to-Month, Year-to-Year and Year-to-Date
Residential Market Presents Opportunities: Trends in July
Partner News
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Federal Scene
Interest Rates Remain the Same for the Fourth Quarter, 2021
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