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LP Develops New Line of Easy to Install Shingles

Tue, 2017-08-22 17:54

LP Building Products, the leader in high-performance building solutions, has added a new product to the LP SmartSide Trim & Siding product line with the LP SmartSide Perfection Shingle.

Framer Marvels at His Time Savings with FrameFAST

Tue, 2017-08-22 17:12

FraneFAST follows framer Paul Hill as he uses their latest product to install truss to top plate connections without the need for a ladder.

Video: A Humorous Take on Installing Windows

Tue, 2017-08-22 16:48

Here’s a humorous take on how framing crews tackle the important tasks of installing windows and building wrap.

OSHA Cuts Regulatory Agenda by 50%, Fall Protection Unaffected

Tue, 2017-08-22 16:37

As expected under the new administration, potential regulatory action from OSHA has been cut by more than half, according to the Department of Labor’s updated agenda released July 20.

Florida Contractor Faces $1.5M in Fall Protection Fines

Tue, 2017-08-22 16:33

Great White Construction Inc. has racked up $1,523,710 in proposed penalties after investigators observed employees improperly using fall protection at recent inspections.

Building an Effective Jobsite Safety Culture Takes Heart

Tue, 2017-08-22 16:31

When it comes to developing an effective safety culture, “it’s about the heart, not the fist,” says Ken Shifflett of Ace Carpentry in Manassas, Virginia.

Video: This Old House Examines Benefits of Huber's Zip Sheathing

Tue, 2017-08-08 16:31

Huber’s Zip System sheathing and tape was recently features on This Old House. In the video below, Kevin O'Connor and building science expert Joe Lstiburek discuss the benefits of using OSB sheathing.

Simpson Develops New 2-Hour Fire-Rated Wall Hanger

Tue, 2017-08-08 16:19

The new DG fire wall hanger series from Simpson Strong-Tie, an industry leader in engineered structural connectors and fasteners, is ideal for Type III multi-family, multi-level building construction and easily installs on a two-hour wood stud fire wall during framing – before the drywall is in place.

Is Fatigue Threatening Your Workers Safety? More Than You Think

Tue, 2017-08-08 16:13

If you’re tired at work, you’re not alone. Some 43 percent of Americans say they do not get enough sleep to mitigate critical risks that can jeopardize safety at work and on the roads, including the ability to think clearly, make informed decisions and be productive.

Tips to Help Framers Address Jobsite Substance Abuse

Tue, 2017-08-08 16:10

Drug overdose is the leading cause of preventable death for adults age 25 to 64. Sixty people die every day from prescription opioid painkillers, and just one employee with a prescription drug problem can put others at risk for serious injury.

Video: DAP's New Adhesive Increases Installation Speed

Tue, 2017-08-08 16:02

Introducing all-new DAP® SMARTBOND® Construction Adhesive. The one can that packs 8 times more adhesive coverage than traditional adhesive cartridges.

Video: A Humorous Take on Becoming a Framer

Tue, 2017-08-08 15:56

Below is a humorous take on the challenges one faces in becoming a valuable member of a framing crew.

Framer Shares Near-Miss Incident, Credits FrameSAFE

Tue, 2017-08-08 15:52

Saving an eye – or a finger, or a life – is the motivation behind the NFC FrameSAFE program. Join the FrameSAFE subscriber community and protect the people on your jobsite – and let us know what additional tools or topics will help you ensure that everyone in your crew works safely and goes home safely.

Quick Tie Anchors: Features & Benefits

Tue, 2017-08-08 15:52

The QT system has been tested in full-scale wall uplift tests providing a higher level of confidence in system performance than systems where only individual system components have been tested.

Where to Find the Latest Building Codes Online

Mon, 2017-08-07 22:54

Keeping track of all the different codes can be a difficult task, especially when one is relying on printed code books that quickly become outdated.

OSHA Launches Electronic Injury Reporting Application

Mon, 2017-08-07 12:00

On August 1, OSHA launched its Injury Tracking Application (ITA) from which certain employers must electronically submit their completed 2016 Form 300A. 

Video: California Homebuilders Using High Schoolers to Frame

Mon, 2017-08-07 11:39

Sacramento homebuilders are trying to deal with a severe shortage of construction workers by training high school students in summer internships.

FastenMaster Focuses on Market Education of New Framing System

Tue, 2017-07-25 22:31

FastenMaster recently introduced the FrameFAST structural wood framing system for truss and rafter to top plate connections. 

LP's Durable SmartSide Siding Now Has Hail Warranty

Tue, 2017-07-25 22:26

Builders and remodelers use LP SmartSide treated engineered wood siding with confidence because it has advanced durability. It’s now also warranted for hail damage.

Why Quick Ties are So Effective and Easy to Install

Tue, 2017-07-25 22:20

When properly installed, the Quick-Tie anchor will resist uplift forces on the structure and will aid in resisting the sliding and overturning forces acting on the shear walls.


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