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Simpson Strong-Tie Brings Innovative Design Technologies & Fastener Solutions to IBS

Tue, 2020-01-21 11:07

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, will bring a suite of innovative design technologies as well as a comprehensive selection of structural fastener and connector solutions to the 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS) January 21–23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Regulations Change DC Framing Market

Mon, 2020-01-20 11:40

Stacie Shifflett, owner of Agility Construction, Inc. says the DC regulatory environment has continually changed since Agility opened in 2010, which created a lot more reporting requirements and increased administrative costs.

Pyro-Guard Earns Unique Design Listing for 2-hour FRTW Bearing Wall Assembly

Mon, 2020-01-20 11:23

Testing at UL has resulted in a unique listing for a 2-hour fire-resistance rated bearing wall assembly of Pyro-Guard® fire-retardant-treated lumber and Pyro-Guard® fire-retardant-treated plywood. 

FastenMaster Introduces Non-Load Bearing Wall Connector for Roof Truss Connections

Mon, 2020-01-20 11:19

FastenMaster, a leading manufacturer of innovative fastening solutions for commercial and residential wood-to-wood construction applications, has developed an innovative fastener that allows framers to make a code-approved, flexible connection between non-load bearing walls and partitions and the roof trusses above.

WoodProTech Protects Supply Chain with Cost Effective Solutions to Framing Problems

Mon, 2020-01-20 11:14

Wood Protection Technologies, Inc. offers component manufacturers important market differentiation, value added sales and margins through the Company’s Affiliate Applicator Program.

TYPAR to Exhibit Weather Protection System Products at 2020 International Builders’ Show

Mon, 2020-01-20 11:04

This year at the 2020 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, TYPAR® will display its full line of housewrap products highlighted by the latest addition to the TYPAR® Weather Protection System—TYPAR® Drainable Wrap™. 

15-year-old Roofer Falls to Death in Alabama

Mon, 2020-01-20 10:50

The first day of work should be exciting for a young teenager. For one Alabama teen, it was also his last.

OSHA Issues Warning About Headphones

Mon, 2020-01-20 10:43

If awareness is a powerful ally of workplace safety, distractions are its enemy— including the use of headphones to listen to music on dangerous job sites like construction projects, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA: 2020 Penalties Adjusted for Inflation

Mon, 2020-01-20 10:30

Read about the maximum penalty amounts, with the annual adjustment for inflation, that may be assessed after Jan. 15, 2020.

Top Ten Framing News Headlines of 2019

Fri, 2020-01-17 09:30

Read the top ten most read Framing News headlines of 2019.

Universal Forest Products Is Now UFP Industries

Mon, 2020-01-06 14:26

Universal Forest Products, Inc. announced it has completed the reorganization of its operations and is now operating as UFP Industries, a change announced in August 2019.

UL Certifies First NFPA 285 Exterior Wall System with FRTW

Mon, 2020-01-06 13:47

UL recently tested and promulgated a listing for an exterior wall system (EWS) containing pressure-impregnated fire-retardant-treated wood (FRTW), which makes the plan approval process for Type I, II, and III construction quicker and easier for architects.

Simpson Strong-Tie Launches Comprehensive Line of Crack Injection Epoxies for Concrete Repair Projects

Mon, 2020-01-06 13:41

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has launched a complete line of structural epoxy products designed for a variety of concrete crack repair jobs.

OSHA: Walking-Working Surfaces Corrections Notice

Mon, 2020-01-06 13:22

A notice published in the Federal Register corrects minor errors, and clarifies requirements in the Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment standards.

BLS: On-the-job deaths at Highest Level Since 2007

Mon, 2020-01-06 13:15

A total of 5,250 workers died as a result of on-the-job injuries in 2018 – a 2% increase from 2017 and the highest number of fatalities since 5,657 were recorded in 2007, according to Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries data released Dec. 17 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What to Expect from OSHA in 2020

Mon, 2020-01-06 13:08

Don’t expect the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to slow down as it enters the fifth decade of its existence, following a year of heightened activity in support of its workplace safety mission.

Top Ten Framing News Headlines of Q4 2019

Sat, 2020-01-04 14:43

Follow the most read articles from NFC Framing News in the past quarter.

Weyerhaeuser Completes Sale of Michigan Timberlands

Fri, 2020-01-03 15:03

Weyerhaeuser Company announced the completion of the sale of its Michigan timberlands to Lyme Great Lakes Holding LLC, an affiliate of The Lyme Timber Company LP, for approximately $300 million in cash.

Injury Rate on the Decline, Back Issues Still a Concern for Framers

Fri, 2020-01-03 12:28

A recent study by the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) found that the rate of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) has declined significantly among full-time construction workers, with 2017 at less than 23 percent of the 1992 level.

Profit Opportunities for SBCA Framer & CM Members?

Fri, 2020-01-03 12:13

While entrepreneurs inherently know that change creates opportunity, there is another important concept to keep in mind when developing your 2020 business model: “There is not an entirely new thing under the sun.”


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