Seminole State College
Wharton Smith Center for Construction
On Tuesday, January 26, 2016 the MAF provided instruction to the SSSC Wharton Smith Center for Construction. The course was attended by approximately 30 students enrolled in college's construction training program.
The program was arranged by Joe Sorenson, SSC construction Program Instructor and Kevin McCoy of Argos. Don Beers, PE, MAF Staff Engineer provided a 2-hour program covering the topics of Energy Efficiency in Masonry Construction, Masonry vs. Hurricanes & Tornadoes, and Florida's Heart of Stone, a promotional introduction into the history of masonry in the state of Florida.
The Wharton-Smith Center for Construction, part of Seminole State's School of Engineering, Design and Construction, offers programs grounded in academic course work, site visits and practical application of industry principles.
This is part of a larger program introducing concrete and masonry education to the students of Florida Universities.
Six men working for a Deerfield Beach general contracting firm are accused of avoiding millions of dollars in worker's compensation premiums and payroll taxes in an intricate multi-year fraud.
The owners of Richard and Rice Construction LLC and four others were arrested this week on suspicion of taking part in the scheme that used shell companies to hide employee wages, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office arrest affidavit.
An investigation found that more than 20 shell companies were used and that the men reaped more than $17 million in profits, police detective Benjamin Dusenbery wrote in the report.
Read the full article here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/crime/fl-deerfield-workers-comp-fraud-20160115-story.html
AIA Florida Tallahassee Chapter
As part of the Masonry Association's ongoing partnership with the American Institute of Architects Florida chapter, the Masonry Construction & Inspection Workshop began filming at the Liberty Bar in Tallahassee, Florida yesterday and will wrap up today. Stay tuned for the online coursework beginning April 2016! For questions, contact Deb Bartolucci firstname.lastname@example.org or Don Beers email@example.com.
MASONRY HELP DESK
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