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BBRS: Building Insulation

Further guidance on the BBRS recent interpretation on building insulation The Board of Building Regulations and Standards (“BBRS”) recently released an interpretation, which was entitled Utility-Sponsored and/or Other-Provided Minor Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Existing 1-4 unit homes (found at: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/docs/dps/buildingcode/inf4/bbrs-official-interpretation-no-2015-01.pdf).

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Construction Worker Shortage Raising Costs of New Projects

More than 80 percent of construction companies are having a hard time finding qualified workers, according to a survey of 1,386 companies by Associated General Contractors of America. Carpenters, sheet metal installers and concrete workers are in especially short supply, but construction companies also are having difficulty filling salaried positions such as project managers, estimators…