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MiTek and OZCO Develop Project Estimating Mobile App

Tue, 2018-05-22 16:34

MiTek USA announced the release of a new Project Explorer app, designed to search for and plan outdoor projects.  This app was built in conjunction with OZCO Building Products, the leading manufacturer of Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT).

If Naked Framing Could Talk, What Would It Say?

Tue, 2018-05-22 16:29

Fires, unfortunately, take place every day across our country.

Boise Cascade Recognized for Superior Safety

Tue, 2018-05-22 16:29

Boise Cascade Company announced today that two of its mills won Safety Innovation Awards from the APA Engineered Wood Association, and several mills earned recognition for safety accomplishments.

Tips to Tackle Jobsite Sun Safety this Summer

Tue, 2018-05-22 16:25

With summer’s official start less than a month away, the prevention of heat illnesses on the jobsite is an important training topic to cover with your employees. The bottom line in heat safety is simple: Water. Rest. Shade.

Florida Framer Cited $200K for Fall Risk Exposure

Tue, 2018-05-22 16:19

OSHA has cited Desouza Framing Inc. for exposing employees to dangerous falls at two northwest Florida worksites. The Jacksonville-based residential framing contractor faces proposed penalties of $199,178.

New Robot Tackles Jobsite Construction Tasks

Tue, 2018-05-22 16:17

A new robot, developed by Perth-based company Fastbrick Robotics, may be the speediest homebuilding machine yet.

DuPont Brings FlexWrap EZ Adhesive Tape to U.S.

Mon, 2018-05-21 16:15

DuPont Safety & Construction today introduced DuPont FlexWrap EZ to its full line of 100 percent butyl-backed DuPont™ Flashing Systems that help to create an air- and water-tight protective envelope.

LP Invests $45M in Innovative Component Manufacturer

Mon, 2018-05-14 10:57

Louisiana-Pacific is addressing the construction labor shortage head on. The company has invested $45 million in Entekra, a design, engineering and manufacturing firm that provides off-site framing for both residential and commercial construction.

3 Ways CLP System Can Save Money on a Project

Wed, 2018-05-09 07:20

Why should you choose a CLP rod tie down system over conventional tie down hardware? The reasons are simple. You can save more. That means more money, more time, and more strength, so you can devote more of everything to your projects success.

TYPAR Helping to Develop More Efficient Building Envelope

Wed, 2018-05-09 07:14

TYPAR is working on the ABC Green Home 4.0 project, which will be share the innovative designs of all systems in the home including: civil, architectural, structural, MEP, and smart home technologies and interiors.

Infographic: 7 Most Common Workplace Safety Hazards

Wed, 2018-05-09 07:08

This infographic briefly discusses the seven most common workplace safety hazards the National Safety Council consultants see as they visit worksites across the country.

Tips for Effectively Decreasing Workplace Violence

Wed, 2018-05-09 07:00

The job-related physical and mental health issues that can most trigger workplace violence are stress, anxiety, depression and other lifetime emotional issues that the worker brings to—and which may be exacerbated by—the workplace.

LP Expands Legacy Subflooring Production Capacity

Wed, 2018-05-09 06:56

LP Building Products has added manufacturing capabilities for its new LP Legacy® premium engineered sub-floor to its mill in Hanceville, AL to meet increasing demand for LP Legacy while expanding market availability and supply efficiencies into Texas and other regions west of the Mississippi.

How Do Framers and CMs Think Differently?

Wed, 2018-05-09 06:51

NFC president Ken Shifflett and NFC executive director Chris Tatge gave presentations during the SBCA Carolinas Chapter meeting held in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 18.

What Can Happen If Your Subs Use Your Safety Program?

Wed, 2018-05-09 06:44

Since its founding, one of NFC’s goals has been to provide a thorough, consistent, third-party safety program in Spanish and English for professional framers and their subcontractors (subs).

Video: Stick-Framer Incorporates Attic Trusses

Mon, 2018-05-07 12:21

This time-lapse video shows how one stick-frame builder recently combined attic trusses and rafters to quickly build a studio apartment over a garage and a dormered third story on the main house.

Video: A One-Man Truss Framing Crew?

Mon, 2018-05-07 12:06

A member recently stumbled across the video below, which shows what just one man, a roof truss package and an oversized helping of determination can accomplish. 

Could LEGOs Be the Future for Home Construction?

Mon, 2018-04-30 12:45

With rapid advancement in technology, one has to wonder where it is going, and what impact it may have on construction. More companies are announcing the creation of LEGO-like wood, concrete, and plastic blocks that can be mass produced and used for homes.

Taking a Holistic Approach to Jobsite Eye Safety

Wed, 2018-04-25 13:27

For many safety managers, eye safety brings to mind ANSI-approved protective eyewear, OSHA requirements for its use, and the specific eye hazards present in their workplace. These are all important considerations to be sure, but another angle is all too often overlooked: the human angle.

Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls May 7-11

Wed, 2018-04-25 13:07

Since 2012, OSHA has partnered with NIOSH and NORA to raise awareness among workers and employers about common fall hazards in construction, and how falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs can be prevented. This year’s National Safety Stand-Down is May 7-11, 2018.

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