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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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Illustration: How Loads Flow Through a Roof Truss

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

This “How It Works” column in Fine Homebuilding provides a good illustration of the flow of loads through a roof truss and touches upon system effects.

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Components Enable Deltec to Develops ‘Hurricane-Proof’ Homes

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

An article in EcoBuilding Pulse describes how Deltec Homes is promoting a round model home that they promote as hurricane-proof.

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Your Text Messages Could be Legal Contract Documents

Mon, 2016-07-18 18:07
June 24, 2016

In St. John’s Holdings, LLC v. Two Electronics, LLC, the Massachusetts’ Land Court concluded (in what appears to be a case of first impression) that a string of text messages can constitute a writing under the Statute of Frauds.

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The War on Accidents

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
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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New York Contractor Fined $249,000 for Fall Protection Fails

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

Chief Administrative Law Judge Covette Rooney recently upheld citations and penalties for Flintlock Construction Service, finding the company had knowledge of safety hazards at a 23-story hotel project in Manhattan, New York.

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2 Critical Problems with OSHA's New Injury Reporting Rule

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

In issuing its final rule on workplace illness and injury reporting, this author believes there are two critical oversights that may lead to more harm than good.

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Manufacturer Takes Wall Panels to the Next Level

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

In this article, Rashkin examines advances in manufactured wall panels and explores one manufacturer’s approach.

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Is Home Construction Half What it Should Be?

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
July 03, 2016

Nationwide statistics show that since the last economic boom ended, construction of new residential units across the nation ran at roughly half the pace of the previous quarter century

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OSHA Penalties to Be Adjusted for Inflation after August 1

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
July 01, 2016

Maximum penalties for OSHA violations are set to increase for the first time since 1990 as part of overall federal penalty adjustments mandated by Congress last year. The increases were announced Thursday by the Department of Labor, which issued two interim rules covering penalty adjustments for several DOL agencies, including OSHA, the Mine Safety and Health Administration and Wage and Hour Division.

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8 Steps to Keep Workers Safe in the Heat

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
May 26, 2016

Forecasters are calling for above-average temperatures across much of the country this summer. Are you prepared to beat the heat?

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Video: How a Building Shakes During Earthquake

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

The U.S. Geological Survey rigged up the Frontier Building in Anchorage, AK with instruments and sensors that could record the wrath of an earthquake.

 

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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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