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Video: New Lego Movie Promotes Residential Construction Jobs

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
May 27, 2016

To showcase the career possibilities in the industry and to change the misconceptions surrounding house building, a video using LEGO models  has been produced.

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Analyst: Shortage of Shelter Means Double Digit Growth Ahead

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
June 04, 2016

The following article is an interview with Ivy Zelman. Her sentiments that may be of particular interest to the components industry have been highlighted in bold.

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Weyerhaeuser Launches New LSL & PSL Product Lines

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
June 15, 2016

To meet the needs of West Coast builders, Weyerhaeuser will showcase its new Trus Joist TimberStrand LSL with Flak Jacket® FRT protection and Trus Joist® Parallam® PSL beams.

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How CLT Construction is Gaining Traction in the US

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
June 22, 2016

With origins 20 years ago in Switzerland, Germany and Austria, a mass timber construction (MTC) system known as cross-laminated timber (CLT) has grown into a thriving and growing $2 billion industry.

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UFPI Purchases Idaho Building Material Distributor

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
June 23, 2016

Universal Forest Products, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries has an agreement to acquire Idaho Western, Inc., a Nampa, Idaho-based distributor of products for building materials retailers

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CLP Systems Launches Framer Safety Contest

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
June 06, 2016

On June 6, NFC Silver Sponsor CLP Systems launched the Framer Safety Contest, an online competition inviting everyone to “Work safely. Go home safely.” Get more information on how you can enter the contest to show your support of the NFC and FrameSAFE here.

Bamboo May One Day Supplant Softwood Lumber in Buildings

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
June 15, 2016

Scientists and engineers from around the world recently convened at the University of Pittsburgh for a conference on what they believe could be the building material of the future: bamboo.

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Texas Labor Costs Help Shift Market to Component Framing

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
June 16, 2016

Brand new homes in North Texas have steadily become more expensive. Many work sites are missing the workers needed to construct dwellings quickly.

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Contractor Indicted for Manslaughter After Fatal Jobsite Fall

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
June 15, 2016

Salvatore Schirripa, a Bensonhurst, N.Y., construction company owner, has been indicted on manslaughter and other charges following the April 2015 death of Vidal Sanchez-Ramon, his employee at a Coney Island work site. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison.

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5 Alternative Products Provide Opportunities for CMs

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
June 13, 2016

A recent article in Builder Online reviewed five new innovative building products that are gaining traction with builders across  the country.

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5 Charts: Construction Labor to Drive Housing Dominance

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
June 07, 2016

One way to show how much more growth housing, and construction more generally, has in front of us is to look at construction’s share of total employment. 

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OSHA Releases Final Rule on Workplace Injury & Illness

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
May 11, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA issued a final rule to modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public and OSHA about workplace hazards.

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Contractors Asking Congress to Bring Back Shop Class

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
May 19, 2016

With major worker shortages expected to persist and even rise for the construction industry, there are calls to bring shop classes back to schools.

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MiTek Supply Chain Management Software Prominent Among Top 200 Builders

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
May 24, 2016

MiTek subsidiaries, BuilderMT and Sales Simplicity today announced that their software solutions are bringing measurable bottom line improvements to 64 of the top 200 home builders.

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OSHA 'Severe Violators' Cases Grow Steadily in Early 2016

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
May 25, 2016

Federal safety officials have added, through mid-April, 21 new construction-industry cases to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Severe Violators Enforcement Program, according to a tabulation made by ENR.

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Making the Case for T-Bracing Trusses

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
May 10, 2016

Building failures often start at the top. A strong truss ensures for a stronger building, adaptable to the rigorous winds and rumblings of nature.

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Graphic: 2 Forces Currently Driving the Housing Market

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
May 19, 2016

Two time and volume frameworks run simultaneously in the minds of the nation's bigger home builders and developers.

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SBCA's The Load Guide Updated for 2015 Model Codes

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
May 16, 2016

SBCA's Load Guide was recently updated to the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), 2015 NDS and the 2014 TPI 1. 

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Really? OSB Sheathing Blamed in Building Collapse Due to 86 mph Wind!

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
May 16, 2016

You may recall the Brier Creek Multifamily building collapse (video below) due to a straight line wind gust of approximately 86 mph that went viral in early 2014.

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Chart: Analyzing the Top 100 Builders in America

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
May 05, 2016

There's a day every year that the Builder 100--a survey-driven rankings of home building's largest companies by volume during the prior calendar year--comes to light. Today is that day.

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