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Resources: April Is Distracted Driver Awareness Month

Mon, 2021-04-12 12:48

Thank you for joining NSC in recognizing Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Use these resources to create or enhance a distracted driving program to engage your workforce, share safe driving messages, and help keep your roadways and people safer.

Video: New Labor Secretary Addresses America’s Workforce

Mon, 2021-04-12 12:45

Watch a video message from Marty Walsh on his first day as U.S. Secretary of Labor.

Video: Five Framers Discuss How They Grew Their Businesses

Mon, 2021-04-12 12:42

Chris Tatge, Pedro Loureiro, Scott Stevens, and Bruce Jones know what it takes to grow and lead a highly successful wood framing contracting business.

OSHA Backing Off Push for Emergency COVID Standard

Sun, 2021-04-11 17:08

After missing a March 15 presidential deadline, the development of an emergency temporary standard for COVID-19 has now been put on hold by Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, as the urgency for its issuance declines among rising vaccination numbers and the political will for its implementation has thinned, according to media reports and expert analysis.

Webinar Addresses Contracts in Volatile Lumber Market

Wed, 2021-03-24 10:42

“Turnkey framing subcontractors are finding themselves in a bind as the cost of raw materials increase, or become scarce, but their contracts with the general contractor don’t give them much of an ability to escalate their payment terms in an equitable way,” says Kent Pagel, legal counsel for SBCA and the National Framers Council (NFC).

Will Proposed PRO Act Change the Contracting Business?

Mon, 2021-03-22 16:21

The construction industry’s use of independent contractors and subcontractors, even sub-subcontractors, is standard practice.

DOL Revisits Independent Contractor; Joint Employer Rules

Mon, 2021-03-22 16:18

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it intends to withdraw the independent contractor final rule issued on Jan. 7, 2021, and rescind a current rule on joint employer relationships under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which took effect on March 16, 2020.

Simpson Adds Washer-Head Profile to Screw Anchor Line

Mon, 2021-03-22 16:12

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced today the launch of its Titen HD Washer Head screw anchor, a heavy-duty screw anchor for use in cracked and uncracked concrete and masonry.

Updates on OSHA’s COVID-Related Standard and NEP

Mon, 2021-03-22 16:07

March 15 was the deadline outlined in Executive Order 13999 for OSHA to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19. 

Framers Encouraged to Participate in Vaccine Awareness

Mon, 2021-03-22 16:04

The SBCA’s National Framers Council (NFC) is a member of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC), which is made up of 30 trade associations from all sectors of the construction industry, including commercial building, heavy industrial production, home building, road repair, specialty trade contractors, material suppliers, and construction equipment manufacturers.

Framer Creates Online Community of 13K Framers

Wed, 2021-03-10 09:02

“Framers are part of a brotherhood,” says Ben Courtney, a framer in central Missouri for the past ten years.

Huber Develops New Vapor Permeable Joint Tape

Tue, 2021-03-09 14:06

ZIP System Vapor Permeable (VP) Tape is the newest innovation in the ZIP System product line of flashing solutions from Huber Engineered Woods.

Millennial Buyers Eyeing Luxury Apartment Market

Tue, 2021-03-09 12:56

If any first-time home buyers were on the fence about taking a more traditional starter home path to homeownership in 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic brought into focus the way they viewed homes and what they really wanted for a dream home.

Webinar: These Regions Will See the Largest Housing Growth

Tue, 2021-03-09 12:51

Analysts from John Burns Real Estate Consulting shared their forecasts and analysis for the housing market and building products sales — including a review of hot spots in housing. 

Construction Labor Woes Persist Post-COVID Layoffs

Tue, 2021-03-09 12:46

Despite massive coronavirus-induced layoffs over the past 12 months, construction employees are becoming harder to find and more expensive, a new report found.

Study Reveals When Jobsite Workers Most Often to Be Hurt

Tue, 2021-03-09 12:39

By looking at the timing of injuries, the hope is that companies will be able to reduce their number which in the construction industry is especially high.

Infographic: The Factors Driving Lumber Costs

Mon, 2021-03-08 18:17

Lumber prices are at an all-time high, driven up by surging demand amid a supply chain coordination squeeze, production limitations, and a pesky beetle.

NFC Weighs in on COIVD-19 Workplace Standard

Sun, 2021-03-07 16:16

The SBCA’s National Framers Council (NFC) is a member of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC), which is made up of 30 trade associations from all sectors of the construction industry.

Simpson Develops High-Strength Wood Shear Wall

Sun, 2021-03-07 16:10

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced today the release of its new Strong-Wall® high-strength wood shearwall (WSWH), a versatile, high-performance solution for lateral-force resistance in light-frame residential and commercial construction. 

SBCA’s New Online Store Makes Buying Easier

Wed, 2021-03-03 18:30

There is now a faster, easier, more secure way to purchase products through SBCA.


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