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Construction Laborer Considered Most Dangerous Job in U.S.

Thu, 2016-09-08 18:08
August 18, 2016

According to a new CareerCast report, some of the most vital careers to upholding and maintaining the very fabric of American society are also among the most dangerous.

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5 Million Reasons Why CMs Need to Understand New OSHA Rules

Thu, 2016-09-08 18:08
September 05, 2016

This article reviews nearly $5 million in fines and two lawsuits the U.S. Department of Labor is pursuing against eight construction and logistics employers who violated the new employment rules in place.

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Simpson Strong-Tie Releases Faster Driving Subfloor Screw

Thu, 2016-09-08 18:08
August 23, 2016

Simpson Strong-Tie now offers a new re-engineered subfloor screw that increases installation speed and reduces driving force.

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MiTek Releases New Version of its USP Specifier Software

Thu, 2016-09-08 18:08
August 23, 2016

MiTek announced today that it has just released a new version (1.5) of its widely used USP Specifier™ software.

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Homebuilder Hovnanian Says Housing Boom in Early Stages

Thu, 2016-09-08 18:08
August 24, 2016

Housing demand will keep riding high even if prices continue to rise and mortgage rates go up, the chief executive of homebuilder Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. said.

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VIDEO: FastenMaster Partners with NFC Member for Successful Product Development

Thu, 2016-09-08 00:07
September 07, 2016

Over the course of this summer, FastenMaster worked with NFC member Scott Stevens and his staff at ModuTech to field test and provide feedback on FrameFast, a product designed facilitate the connection of top plates to roof trusses from the ground. 

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DuPont Tyvek Hosts NFC Members for Facility Tour & Redskins Training Camp

Thu, 2016-09-08 00:07
August 11, 2016

On August 1 and 2, NFC Platinum Sponsor DuPont Tyvek hosted several NFC Framer Members at the Richmond, Virginia facility.

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CLP Systems Thanks 2016 Framer Safety Contest Participants

Thu, 2016-09-08 00:07
September 07, 2016

CLP Systems wants to thank everyone who participated in the 2016 Framer Safety Contest!

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Will Today's New Technologies Alter Residential Construction?

Mon, 2016-08-15 18:07
August 15, 2016

This recent article in Forbes Magazine explores the swift growth and early adoption of new technologies in the construction industry.

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BMC to Expand ReadyFrame System into Eastern Markets

Mon, 2016-08-15 18:07

BMC indicated in a presentation to investors that the merger of BMC and Stock and other recent acquisitions will allow the company to expand ReadyFrame to nine new markets this year, for a total of 25 markets. 

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Author Argues Prefab is the Best Way to Build Houses

Mon, 2016-08-08 12:07

In the latest book from prefab evangelist Sheri Koones, she argues that it is the most efficient, sustainable, and happiest way to build our homes.

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NFC to Host WI Regional Framer Meeting & SBC Research Institute Tour

Wed, 2016-08-03 18:07
August 03, 2016

The NFC Wisconsin Regional Meeting, combined with a tour of the SBC Research Institute (SBCRI), will be held in Madison on August 30 at 12 pm. 

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Take 5 Minutes to Prevent Heat Illness

Wed, 2016-08-03 18:07
August 03, 2016

As we approach the “dog days of summer,” preventing heat illnesses on the jobsite is an increasingly important training topic to cover with your employees. 

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Strategies for Developing an Accident-Free Work Culture

Wed, 2016-08-03 18:07
June 30, 2016

If organizations want to win, they need to have efforts parallel to those of the military - to accomplish their missions while minimizing employee injuries.

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Maps: Where Single-Family Permit-to-Completion Time is Fastest

Wed, 2016-08-03 12:07
July 21, 2016

The 2015 Survey of Construction (SOC) from the Census Bureau shows that the average completion time of a single-family house is around 7 months.

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Video: Robot Lays Bricks 4 Times Faster Than Professional

Mon, 2016-08-01 21:40
July 27, 2016

Fastbrick Robotics, an ASX-listed company based in Perth, has created a robot brick layer, a form of 3D printing which can create the shell of a house without being touched by human hands.

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Canadian Wall Panel & Turnkey Company Celebrates US Contracts

Mon, 2016-08-01 21:40
July 26, 2016

Luxor Industrial Corporation is pleased to announce that its USA subsidiary, Mill Frame LLC, has been awarded a turnkey framing contract for the Athene project in Seattle, Washington.

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Today's Building Codes Inspired by Event 350 Years Ago

Mon, 2016-08-01 21:40
July 25, 2016

The concept of today’s modern building codes got their start in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London in 1666.

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Huber Sues GP Over Sheathing Patent Infringement

Mon, 2016-07-25 18:07
July 22, 2016

Specialty products manufacturer Huber Engineered Woods LLC announced today that the Charlotte, N.C., company has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC

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New, Creative Ceilings Styles Have Truss Loading Considerations

Mon, 2016-07-25 18:07
July 17, 2016

Designers have found a new pallet full of possibilities on the ceilings. These homes no longer have flat or tray ceilings. Instead the ceilings are a variety of intricate designs that are not only artistic, but functional.

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