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What Is Your Risk of Attending the Framer Summit?

Wed, 2020-06-24 09:12

I happened to come upon a quote by Henry Ford that seems apropos, "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."

DuPont’s Collaboration with Habitat for Humanity International Continues

Tue, 2020-06-23 10:11

DuPont, a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life, will continue its partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, building on the geographic reach of last year’s collaboration.

Top 5 Trends Among Ving's Community Of Users

Tue, 2020-06-23 09:57

Learn the top 5 trends that are making big positive impacts among Ving's community of users.

NFC Members Added to HIA Heat Map for Off-Site Building Solutions

Tue, 2020-06-23 09:42

“Because of who know you and what you know, there are many potential opportunities,” says Betsy Scott, Executive Director of Program & Engagement for the Housing Innovation Alliance (HIA), with regard to its collaborative relationship with SBCA.

NSC Warns Employers to Prepare for Surge in Addiction Issues

Tue, 2020-06-23 09:37

In response to news that at least 30 states are reporting increases in fatal opioid overdoses amid the COVID-19 pandemic – coupled with an ongoing concern about mental illness and substance use disorders – the National Safety Council is calling on employers to address worker stress, as well as emotional and mental health, now and as traditional work functions resume.

NJ Companies Get OSHA Citations for Fall, Other Safety Hazards

Tue, 2020-06-23 09:31

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited AA& B Builders Inc. and Ebenezer General Construction Excavating for exposing employees to safety hazards on a worksite in Ewing, New Jersey.

OSHA Launches Web Page for COVID-19 Prevention in Construction

Tue, 2020-06-23 09:25

On June 12, OSHA announced the roll out of a new web page addressing the control and prevention of COVID-19 for the construction industry.

Heads Up: New Toolbox Talks Cover Mobile Device Use on Jobsites

Tue, 2020-06-23 09:16

When you consider the effect cell phone use has on people’s awareness of their surroundings and with walking-while-texting injuries on the rise, this common communication device quickly becomes an issue of safety on the jobsite.

Safe+Sound Week Is August 10-16, Resources Available

Tue, 2020-06-23 09:08

The NFC encourages members to participate in OSHA’s national Safe+Sound campaign, a year-round effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs.

Simpson Expands Hardware Offering for CFS Steel Connectors

Fri, 2020-06-19 11:04

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced two new, longer lengths to its successful line of L-shaped RCA rigid connector angle utility clips for cold-formed steel construction.

Contractor Uses ‘Augmented Reality’ to Assemble Trusses on Jobsite

Thu, 2020-06-18 12:08

Boston-based Windover Construction is pioneering a method combining 3D modeling with prefabrication and augmented reality to speed up truss production and installation.

DAP Develops New Wall Sealant Product

Mon, 2020-06-15 18:04

DAP’s newest wall & floor sealant, the Sound Block E90, is designed specifically to reduce sound transmission through penetrations in wall and floor systems, as well as improve STC ratings in sound-rated applications.

3x Hurricane Assault No Match for Tyvek® Building Envelope System

Tue, 2020-06-09 16:32

During a six-week period in 2004, the state of Florida experienced three hurricanes that have been characterized as some of the worst storms in the state’s history.

CLP Considers 'Does Domestic Really Matter?'

Tue, 2020-06-09 16:27

Most want to “Buy American”. Especially these days, as we observe the global supply chain disorder and realize that we need more domestic manufacturing.

Huber Explores When & How to Use Fluid-Applied Flashing

Tue, 2020-06-09 16:18

After sealing every seam and window on a three-story, 3,500 square foot house with 87 windows, you could say Nolyn Croy, general contractor and owner of Black Chandelier Properties in Nashville, Tennessee, is a fluid-applied flashing expert.

Fire at Phoenix Apartment Project: Cause Yet to be Known

Tue, 2020-06-09 08:49

Smoke continued to hang in the air Monday morning as firefighters mopped up hot spots after a huge fire destroyed a four-story apartment complex under construction in downtown Phoenix.

Simpson Strong-Tie Redirects $75K+ in Funding to Habitat for Humanity’s COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Mon, 2020-06-08 16:11

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced that it is redirecting funding from its current projects with Habitat for Humanity to the organization’s Homes, Communities, Hope + You (HCH+Y) campaign for a total of more than $75,000 in cash and product.

Multifamily Firms Try New COVID-19 Strategies, Find More Labor

Mon, 2020-06-08 16:04

This is NMHC’s third installment in a series of surveys aimed to help the industry stay on top of changing construction market conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

OSHA Website Guides Construction Industry

Mon, 2020-06-08 15:49

Aimed at reducing COVID-19 exposure among construction workers, OSHA has created a new website with guidance for employers.

Simple Kits Supply Best Practices for Ride-Sharing

Mon, 2020-06-08 15:32

Ride-sharing is a reality for many framers. If it wasn’t for the option to catch a ride to the jobsite, many in this industry wouldn’t get there.

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