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'Ask the Builder' Shares the 'Magic' of Components

Mon, 2019-02-18 17:06

SBCA is working with Ask the Builder expert Tim Carter to gain the benefit of his perspective on structural framing. While all those who know SBCA and work with its members know the value of component framing,

Solutions for Moisture Related Framing Problems

Tue, 2019-02-12 13:54

Wood Protection Technologies, Inc. offers a suite of robust, factory applied topical wood coatings that can protect framers from moisture related framing problems. WPT’s WOOD PRO tech 3000™ is proven to be effective in protecting whole framing packages against mold, fungal decay and termites while dramatically improving dimensional stability. 

DuPont Announces New Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen Solution

Tue, 2019-02-12 13:43

DuPont Safety & Construction, a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, today announced the release of the DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainVent™ Rainscreen to provide advanced protection against moisture damage in exterior wall systems. The product is the business’ first roll good offering that creates a 6mm (0.25”) space for water drainage and air movement for drying behind cladding. 

OSHA Lessens Reporting Obligation for Most Employers

Tue, 2019-02-12 12:47

The latest step in an ongoing regulatory saga, on Jan. 25, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its final rule reducing the negative impact of employer electronic injury and illness recordkeeping rules originally adopted by the Obama-era agency.

Temporary Enforcement Policy for OSHA's Crane Operator Evaluation Requirements

Tue, 2019-02-12 12:41

The Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualifications final rule published on November 8, 2018, requires employers to document their evaluation of their crane operators (see 29 CFR 1926.1427(f)(6)). To provide more time for employer compliance with new evaluation and documentation requirements, OSHA already made the effective date February 7, 2019. While OSHA will be fully enforcing the requirement that employers must evaluate their operators before allowing them to operate cranes independently, this memorandum provides guidance on the enforcement of the documentation requirement.

Veteran Framer Offers Advice on Dealing with the Cold

Tue, 2019-02-12 12:28

Given the frigid temperatures that recently affected much of the U.S., now seems a particularly good time to discuss how framers can best deal with the cold on the jobsite. Chris Tatge, National Framers Council (NFC) executive director and owner of Dynamic Construction in Madison, Wisconsin, offers some advice for dealing with the cold that can be particularly helpful for newer framers wondering how veterans learn to cope.

MiTek Develops Design Manager for Moment Frame

Mon, 2019-02-11 16:06

MiTek USA’s Hardy Frame® brand has just launched its Cold Formed Steel Moment Frame Design Manager, a web-based software program that is the latest in a long line of shear-wall system solutions from MiTek. 

Parties Present Threat to Student Housing Floor Systems

Mon, 2019-02-04 22:18

Floor systems in student housing face a very real threat: parties. As witnessed in the recent floor collapse at Clemson University, large groups of students and dancing are a potentially dangerous mix.

High School Holds ‘Signing Day’ for Local Employers

Mon, 2019-02-04 20:14

One school system in Virginia wanted to celebrate a different life-changing moment for the seniors who were starting careers right after graduation. In Henrico County, public school administrators held a ceremony in late March called "Career and Technical Letter-of-Intent Signing Day."

Simpson Releases New Field-Adjustable Rafter Hanger

Mon, 2019-01-28 21:52

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, today announced the launch of the patent-pending LSSR slopeable and skewable rafter hanger. It’s the first product of its kind designed to allow retrofit installation after rafter systems have been assembled in place.

DOL's Injury Reporting Must Be Submitted by April 30

Tue, 2019-01-22 15:56

Washington — Employers required to keep and maintain an OSHA 300 injury and illness log must post their 300A summary sheet from Feb. 1 to April 30.

OSHA Clarifies Burden for Respiratory Exposure Citation

Tue, 2019-01-22 15:54

Washington — OSHA area offices must apply a four-part test before issuing General Duty Clause citations for respiratory hazards that do not have a permissible exposure limit, the agency states in a memorandum sent to 

Avoid Rising OSHA Penalties in 2019

Tue, 2019-01-22 15:30

According to the recent edition of OSHA QuickTakes, OSHA's civil penalties amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards will increase in 2019 to adjust for inflation.

Sealant & Spackle: Choosing the Right Product is Key

Tue, 2019-01-22 15:13

Tackling or overseeing a kitchen and bath remodeling project this winter? Selecting the right sealant and spackle is vital to help get the job done right and prevent future call backs.

What to Do with Wet & Frozen Subflooring

Tue, 2019-01-22 15:03

Huber Engineered Woods provides a few tips to manage inclement conditions when your subflooring is exposed.

Roll with TYPAR Contest: Win Free Trip to 2019 IBS

Tue, 2019-01-22 14:51

TYPAR is giving one lucky person a chance to win a free trip to the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® with their “Roll with TYPAR” social media contest. Whether you’re a builder, contractor or architect, anyone 18 years or older in the U.S. or Canada can enter to win.

Construction Company Cited $56K After Fatal Fall

Tue, 2019-01-22 14:47

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Franklin County Construction LLC, based in New Haven, Missouri, after an employee suffered a fatal fall when a roof truss collapsed.

Hard Hats: A Handy Place to Keep Health Information

Tue, 2019-01-22 14:37

Ward Trainor of CBG Building suggests it is helpful for framers to have their employees fill out health information sheets (see images) that they can keep in their hard hats, allowing quick access to potentially vital information about an employee’s health needs and contact information.

Simpson Develops New Truss Fastening System

Mon, 2019-01-14 16:45

Simpson Strong-Tie has introduced the Quik Stik rafter and truss fastening system, a new solution for overhead fastening designed to reduce the risk of construction work-related injuries while boosting jobsite efficiencies, with speedier and more accurate fastening of rafter and truss assemblies.

Why Huber's AdvanTech Subflooring Edges OSB & Plywood

Tue, 2019-01-08 15:56

Two things really distinguish how AdvanTech panels are made that contribute to their high performance over commodity OSB: resin technology and manufacturing precision.


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