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Builders Turning More Attention Toward Offsite Construction

Wed, 2020-10-07 16:56

During the National Association of Home Builders’ Building Systems Week last week, the group highlighted a number of key themes going forward for the offsite construction industry: education, access to resources, and opportunities to help builders overcome challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Simpson Strong-Tie Wins 2020 Pro Tool Innovation Award for Quik Drive® Cordless Auto-Feed Screw Driving Multipurpose System

Tue, 2020-10-06 14:08

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has received a Pro Tool Innovation Award (PTIA) in the Drills/Drivers-Decking, Cordless category for its Quik Drive® PRO200SG2 multipurpose system.

FrameSAFE v4.1 Adds Crane Ops, Near-Miss & More

Tue, 2020-10-06 13:59

The National Framers Council’s (NFC) safety committee is pleased to announce version 4.1 of FrameSAFE, which reflects member feedback to include new modules on Near-Miss Reporting (section 2) and Crane Operations (section 5).

Industry Mourns the Loss of MiTek’s Gene Toombs

Mon, 2020-10-05 15:44

Gene Toombs, who grew St. Louis-based MiTek into a billion-dollar company during his tenure, died over the weekend while traveling in Brunswick, Georgia. He was 79.

Charts: New Home Sales Pace Reaches 2006 Levels

Thu, 2020-10-01 16:51

New single-family home sales surged in August, as housing demand was supported by low interest rates, a renewed consumer focus on the importance of housing, and rising demand in lower-density markets like suburbs and exurbs.

BFS Hires Veteran Stockman to Oversee S. California Production

Thu, 2020-10-01 16:46

Builders FirstSource has confirmed that veteran LBM executive Jim Stockman has joined the pro dealer. 

CDC Issues Revised Guidance for Potential COVID-19 Exposure

Fri, 2020-09-25 11:39

To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.

DOL’s Revised Paid Leave Regulations Go into Effect

Fri, 2020-09-25 11:33

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently issued revised regulations to the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Video: 800-Year-Old Method Used for Notre Dame's Trusses

Fri, 2020-09-25 11:25

A team of carpenters are using 800-year-old techniques to painstakingly rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral.

Building Systems Week Highlights Solutions to Current Crises

Wed, 2020-09-16 16:28

Offsite construction continues to emerge as an innovative approach to challenges that impact the home building industry, whether it’s effective response for disaster relief or reduced materials waste to cut down on costs.

SBCA Announces Lohse as New Executive Director

Wed, 2020-09-09 13:13

Jess Lohse has been named Executive Director for the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA), starting September 8, 2020. 

LP Awards $95,000 in College Scholarships to Children of Employees for the 2020–2021 Academic Year

Tue, 2020-09-08 11:16

LP Building Solutions (LP), a leading manufacturer of high-performance building products, today announced it has awarded more than $95,000 in scholarships to the children of LP employees for the 2020–2021 school year.

Free Respiratory Protection Video Available from OSHA

Tue, 2020-09-01 09:53

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, respiratory protection has become a topic of utmost importance.

4 Tips to Prevent Eyeglass Fogging

Tue, 2020-09-01 09:45

Contractors tasked with protecting workers from the COVID-19 virus have greater awareness for engineered controls that enable increased personal hygiene.

NFC Recognized for Promoting ‘Safe Frame of Mind’

Tue, 2020-09-01 09:38

In a recent article, “Safety Is a Top Priority for Framers,” Randy Hall of the White Cap Resource Center specifically calls out the National Framers Council’s commitment to its motto – “Work safely. Go home safely.” 

DOL Issues Updated Employer FAQs on FFCRA Paid Leave

Fri, 2020-08-28 10:18

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published new frequently asked questions (FAQs) for workers and employers about qualifying for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) related to the reopening of schools.

MiTek to Expand Arizona Manufacturing Facility 60%

Thu, 2020-08-27 14:38

MiTek announced today an expansion of its Phoenix-based manufacturing operations later this year.

BFS and BMC Announce Planned $11.2B Merger

Thu, 2020-08-27 08:46

Builders FirstSource, Inc. and BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Builders FirstSource and BMC will combine in an all-stock merger transaction to create the nation’s premier supplier of building materials and services. 

Should Cannabis Legalization Affect Your Drug Policy?

Wed, 2020-08-26 08:37

According to a recent EHS article about drug testing policies as they relate to the legalization of marijuana, “In a 2019 National Safety Council (NSC) survey, 81 percent of employers were ‘concerned’ about the drug having a negative impact on their workforce.”

Framer Guides for Handling Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing

Wed, 2020-08-26 08:30

Earlier this year, we published the article “eBook: How to Create a Safer, Drug-Free Workplace” that explained some simple steps to follow in creating a safer work environment.

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