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The Dotted Line: What builders need to know about the Brazilian plywood 'ban'

The Dotted Line: What builders need to know about the Brazilian plywood 'ban'

Will the material be the next Chinese drywall, or are American manufacturers trying to exclude a cheaper alternative from the market?

- Construction Dive
Is Brazilian plywood the next Chinese drywall, or are American manufacturers just trying to exclude a cheaper alternative from their market?
That’s the question contractors need to consider as a dispute between the U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition and third-party certification firms continues to play out in federal court.
In May, a federal judge in the Southern District of Florida barred PFS-TECO, a Wisconsin building products ratings firm, from giving U.S. PS1...

Michigan Supreme Court clarifies contractor CGL coverage for sub defects

Michigan Supreme Court clarifies contractor CGL coverage for sub defects

- Construction Dive
Dive Brief: The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that a subcontractor's unintentionally faulty work was an "accident" as it relates to commercial general liability (CGL) insurance and therefore is a valid claim under the subcontractor's insurance coverage. The case that the state's highest court reviewed was Skanska USA Building Inc. v. MAP Mechanical Contractors Inc. Skanska sued MAP and two Amerisure insurance companies for $1.4 million over damage caused by MAP's...