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Robot Dog Documents Construction Jobsite Progress

Mon, 2020-02-10 13:27

Construction software company HoloBuilder Inc. has announced a partnership with Boston Dynamics, maker of mobile robots, to develop SpotWalk, which the firm claims is a first-of-its-kind robotic document capture app for construction sites. 

Ving Announces New Product at Ohio Safety Congress & Expo

Mon, 2020-02-10 12:30

Ving is set to attend and announce a new product, MICRO BURST QR Codes, at this years Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC 2020).

Huber to Expand Operations into South Carolina

Mon, 2020-02-10 12:25

Building products manufacturer Huber Engineered Woods plans to establish operations in Dillon County, S.C.

OSHA Revises National Emphasis Program on Worker Exposure to Silica

Mon, 2020-02-10 11:59

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established a revised National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in general industry, maritime, and construction.

DOL Unveils New Joint Employer Rule

Mon, 2020-02-10 11:53

In January, the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) announced its new “joint employer” rule, which narrows the definition of joint employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the federal wage and hour law.

Genie Lift Safety Notice: Mandatory Action Required

Wed, 2020-02-05 13:50

Genie has been notified of three instances where the bottom turntable rotation bearing bolts in the machines referenced above have come loose causing the separation of the turntable from the chassis.

Whelan Says Collaboration Key to Solving Construction Pain Points

Mon, 2020-02-03 10:07

It’s not news that the lack of skilled labor in the construction industry today is causing a variety of problems ripe for new solutions.

Pulte Acquires Integrated CM, Innovative Construction Group

Tue, 2020-01-28 09:12

PulteGroup, Inc. announced that it has acquired Innovative Construction Group (ICG), a leading off-site solutions provider focused on single family and multifamily wood framed construction.

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.


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