Pamela Shinkoda joins ASTM International board of directors
Pamela M. Shinkoda, research associate and manager of technical solutions and quality for CGC Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, has joined ASTM International’s board of directors. She will serve a three-year term.
ASTM International’s board of directors is composed Shinkoda of 25 leaders from a variety of companies, associations and government bodies worldwide. CGC is a manufacturer and distributor of gypsum board products, interior finishing materials and suspended acoustical ceilings in Canada.
Shinkoda has served in her current role since 2015 and previously served as a technical manager and section manager of building products. She has been a member of ASTM International since 1998 and is past chairwoman of Committee C11 on Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems. Shinkoda also is a member of ASTM International’s fiber-related cement products (C17), fire standards (E05), and building and environmental acoustics (E33) committees.
ABC releases safety technology guide for contractors
Associated Builders and Contractors has made available its Safety Technology Resource Guide, according to constructiondive.com. The guide is designed to assist contractors who want to implement new technology and innovate on job sites.
ABC’s Safety Technology Resource Guide helps build the construction workforce’s skills, increases safety and efficiency on job sites, and ensures contractors are in accordance with industry safety guidelines.
The safety guide addresses common issues contractors face while implementing technology on job sites. It includes general tips, cases and specific recommendations, as well as best practices for contractors, including:
“To be a leader in the industry, contractors must be willing to innovate to deliver work and ensure our workforce gets home safely every single day,” says Matthew Abeles, ABC vice president of construction technology and innovation.
ABC’s Safety Technology Resource Guide is available at abc.org/safety-tech.
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