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Surfaces expands education options for A&D community

FCNews to again sponsor floor covering tracks

Volume 26/Number 16; Dec. 17/24, 2012

Dallas—As designers and architects prepare to make the trek next month to Las Vegas for S² Surfaces|StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2013, show officials announced attendees will be met with an expanded offering of complementary education customized to meet their specific demands.

Scheduled to take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from Jan. 28 to Jan. 31, more than 700 manufacturers and suppliers will be displaying their newest products, tools, services and technologies. Continue reading Surfaces expands education options for A&D community

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EPA delays lead paint rule for commercial buildings

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delayed its plans to expand the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule to commercial buildings until 2015, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported. The existing rule that governs any single-family housing continues to apply, including multi-family residential units that are part of mixed-use construction, or any commercial space where a child under the age of six resides or regularly visits, such as day care centers. Continue reading EPA delays lead paint rule for commercial buildings

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NAHB supports lead paint rule amendments

Responding to concerns from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and affiliated trade groups, Reps. John Sullivan (R-Okla.) Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and a bipartisan list of original co-sponsors today introduced legislation to make much-needed improvements to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Repair, Renovation and Painting (LRRP) rule. Continue reading NAHB supports lead paint rule amendments