July 2023

Also in the July 2023 Issue:

Sponsorship, Work-Life Balance, and Training are Key to Attracting and Retaining Women in the Construction Industry

What can a survey of women in the construction industry tell us about how we can grow our skilled talent—and our businesses?

NIA Members Focus on Sustainability

NIA invited all member companies to share their efforts to promote sustainability. Read about Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives at Aeroflex USA, Alkegen, Johns Manville, Owens Corning, and Specialty Products & Insulation.

Aeroflex USA

www.aeroflexusa.com/leed Contact: technicalsupport@aeroflexusa.com Aeroflex USA manufactures the AEROFLEX® brand of EPDM closed-cell elastomeric foam insulation for the North American market. With a systems approach in mind, we offer owners, engineers, and contractors single-source responsibility with low-VOC-engineered accessories to assist with the design of AEROFLEX EPDM™ insulation systems—adhesives, tapes, insulated pipe supports, and protective coatings. AEROFLEX


www.Alkegen.com Contact: 716-768-6500 Alkegen is a global leader in developing and providing high-performance specialty materials and is fiercely committed to creating products that help its customers reduce fossil fuel use; save energy; and improve fire safety for people, buildings, and equipment. Across its global operations, Alkegen works to create materials that have a positive impact

Johns Manville

www.jm.com Contact: 800-654-3103 Contributed by JM Editors Knowing the importance of sustainability, JM developed in 2020 a universal framework to help us navigate our sustainability journey. We developed 5-year sustainability goals and benchmarks for success/failure regarding people, planet, and profit. Now mid-cycle, we remain steadfast in our commitments to combat climate change, protect our natural

Owens Corning

www.owenscorning.com Contact: 1-800-GET-PINK® Perhaps you have heard the saying, “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.” Owens Corning continually measures the progress we are making on our mission to build a sustainable future through material innovation. Our 17th annual sustainability report aptly titled “Our Mission at Work”—highlights our ongoing aspirations to increase the positive impact

Specialty Products & Insulation

www.spi-co.com Contact: 855-519-4044 Spray foam insulation is appropriate for a variety of applications. When applied properly, it can be an effective insulator for all kinds of projects. This article addresses some common misconceptions about spray foam and discusses the benefits of its proper application. Misconceptions about spray foam insulation: Moisture Issues – Critics argue that

OSHA Ramps Up Inspections

OSHA is hitting the jobsites, stepping up enforcement of safety regulations and issuing higher fines. Here are tips—and a quiz—to make sure you are prepared for an OSHA inspection.

The Benefits of Training Workers on Fall Arrest System Usage and Safety

In the mechanical systems industry, often characterized by work involving HVAC systems and industrial piping equipment in elevated spaces, operations frequently require the workforce to navigate heights. Such scenarios necessitate implementing paramount safety measures, amongst which fall arrest systems play a vital role. Safety training for employees, specifically concerning these systems, emerges as a non-negotiable

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