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CLP Systems Helps Buildings Survive Natural Disasters Better

Tue, 2018-03-13 17:37

CLP Systems is expert at keeping your multi-residential building safe and secure for the long-haul. Our tie-down rod systems are designed, manufactured, and installed by us for you.

Simpson Develops Large-Diameter Stainless-Steel Screw Anchor

Tue, 2018-03-13 17:27

Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors, fasteners, anchors and building solutions, is the first manufacturer to launch large-diameter stainless-steel screw anchors for concrete and masonry.

TYPAR Takes Building Wrap to the Next Level

Tue, 2018-03-13 17:24

TYPAR BuildingWrap is a smart-engineered weather-resistant barrier that provides optimal breathability for exterior walls by blocking air and water from getting in, but allowing moisture vapor to escape the wall cavity.

Fall Prevention Classes Drive Home Mission of NFC

Tue, 2018-03-13 17:08

The first month of fall protection classes hosted by the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and its National Framers Council (NFC) are in the rear-view mirror with more to come. Students’ reactions of the course, which is made possible by the Susan Harwood Training Grant through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), are very positive.

Contractor Fined $281K for Fall Protection Violations

Tue, 2018-03-13 17:02

OSHA cited Manuel Gallardo, owner of Gallardo’s Construction Services, after inspectors observed employees exposed to fall hazards on six Chicago-area residential roofing projects between August and November 2017. The company faces $281,286 in proposed penalties.

NFC to Support Habitat for Humanity’s 2018 Builders Blitz

Tue, 2018-03-13 17:01

“To be able to do a national build where framers from across the country put on their tool belts and get on this joint effort to do good for the local community, that alone is great,” says NFC Director of Recruitment Pedro Loureiro.

MiTek Releases 2018 Online Product Catalog with Fastener Guide

Mon, 2018-03-12 09:40

​MiTek has released its 2018 online product catalog (the print edition will be available in June).  According to MiTek, the catalog allows component manufacturers to, “stay up to date on technical information and product introductions with our online catalog.”

Paslode's New 18-Gauge Cordless Li-Ion Brad Nailing System

Wed, 2018-02-28 13:29

Paslode introduces its new 18-Gauge Cordless Li-ion Brad Nailer (IM200Li.2), designed with a one-strip magazine for maneuverability and access to tight spaces. According to professionals, accessing tight spaces is one of the top challenges when using a finish nailer on the jobsite.

Can Canadians Owning U.S. Lumber Mills Influence Random Lengths?

Wed, 2018-02-28 13:14

When evaluating the past with a view toward the future of today’s North American softwood lumber markets, another factor to keep in mind is the relatively recent shift (since 2015) in the controlling ownership of U.S. mills, particularly in the southern yellow pine region.

OSHA Hosting First Alliance Program Forum

Wed, 2018-02-28 10:57

OSHA will be hosting the first Alliance Program Forum on Thursday, March 22nd at the Department of Labor.

Can Association Health Plans Help Cut Healthcare Costs?

Tue, 2018-02-27 17:15

A change in the government’s restrictive policy regarding Association Health Plans (AHPs) opens another path for employers to slash health insurance costs.

CLP Systems' Parent Company Makes Fortune's 'Most Admired' List

Tue, 2018-02-27 17:09

Steel Dynamics, Inc. was just named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for the eighth time.

MiTek Expands Capabilities of Sapphire Software

Tue, 2018-02-27 17:05

MiTek USA just announced that its SAPPHIRE Supply software solution has added new features and functionality for its lumber and building material “ProDealer” users.

Study Reveals How Employees Want to Be Trained

Tue, 2018-02-27 16:46

As job training is often looked at as an important way to both attract and retain employees, it turns out that only 31 percent of the U.S. workforce receives formal job training.

Framers Share Best Practices & Knowledge at Expo

Tue, 2018-02-27 16:37

On February 14, NFC held a regional meeting in conjunction with Contractor’s Day at the Lumber & Building Materials Expo in Providence, Rhode Island. The meeting featured a number of informative presentations from guest speakers who discussed lumber prices, current market trends, and new framing products.

Jobsite Safety Events Planned Throughout the Year

Tue, 2018-02-27 16:29

Building a culture of safety awareness takes dedication and the continuous education of your workforce. Mark your calendar for some targeted emphasis and training opportunities throughout the coming months.

Huber Helping Panelizers Streamline Wall Framing

Tue, 2018-02-13 17:28

What do skilled labor shortage and the reemergence of the housing market have in common? Together, they’ve perpetuated the need for higher-quality building standards.

4 Contractors Tell How CLP Helped Them Stay Under Budget

Tue, 2018-02-13 17:25

CLP Systems has been a solution to help customers defeat hardware complexity in wood frame buildings by providing easier design, material savings, and quicker installation. Here are 4 success stories of how contractors used CLP Systems to stay under budget.

FrameFAST Eliminates 'Most Dangerous Part of Job'

Tue, 2018-02-13 17:20

“Ladders are one of the most dangerous parts of the job,” Mike Nicolet, Site Supervisor said. “With FrameFAST, there were no ladders or nailers being used for truss to top plate connections now.”

Emerging Technology Increasingly Used for Jobsite Safety

Tue, 2018-02-13 17:16

Overall, 82 percent of wearable device users reported a positive impact on safety, as did 76 percent of laser scanning users and 70 percent of drone users.


NFC Mission

NFC will develop standards for framing field operations and management to be used as industry best practices, nationally.

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NFC Orientation Checklist

The FrameSAFE Orientation Checklist provides a safety overview for new employees.

Site-Specific Safety Program

The newly expanded version of FrameSAFE is now available! It includes four new modules, along with Toolbox Talks on dozens of topics and a site-specific fall protection plan template!

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