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5 Tips to Reduce Forklift Accidents

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
April 21, 2016

Forklifts are among the most frequently used pieces of equipment in the workplace. Unfortunately, accidents involving forklifts are also quite common.

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Oregon Seeks to Lead the Way with CLT Wood Construction

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

Cross-laminated timber carries bold claims and hopes for boosting Oregon’s wood products industry.

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AWC Revises Manual for Engineered Wood, Includes CLT

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
April 20, 2016

The American Wood Council (AWC) has released a revised 2015 Manual for Engineered Wood Construction.

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Shining Example of Supplier Support Shown by CLP Systems

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
April 20, 2016

As a company looking to help better our industry and promote change, CLP recently partnered with the National Framers Council to continue the pursuit of innovative solutions and promotion of standard practices across the U.S.

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Infographic: 409 Years of Post-Frame Construction

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
April 14, 2016

Throughout those centuries, post-frame construction has been used to quickly erect many different kinds of buildings.

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$90M to be Distributed to States for Apprenticeship Programs

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
April 21, 2016

The Obama administration says it’ll distribute $90 million this year to help states expand apprenticeship programs, particularly to minorities and new industries.

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MiTek Appoints Biles Help Lead Builder Products Unit

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

MiTek® today announced that it has appointed Trace Biles as a Director of National Builders and Supply Chain for MiTek Builder Products. 

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High School Students Design Truss, Set Weight Record

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
April 12, 2016

Do you know what’s keeping the roof above your head rather than at your feet? The answer is a truss.

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Dallas Builders Experience 22% Surge in New Home Sales

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

Home sales are up 22% year-over-year in Dallas-Forth Worth in the first quarter of 2016 according to Dallas Business Journal staff writer Candace Carlisle, with 7,035 single-family homes sold.

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CA Mandate Opens Door for Retrofit Moment Frames

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

After years of consideration and study, code officials in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the City of Los Angeles have recently adopted ordinances that require soft-story seismic retrofits.

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Video: Housing Demand Will Outstrip Supply Over Next 5 Years

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
April 08, 2016

Demand for housing will likely outpace supply over the next 5 years - a promising condition for the health of our industy's future.

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MiTek Launches Adjustable Deck Tension Tie

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

MiTek today announced the release of its new Adjustable Deck Tension Tie (ADTT-TZ), which effectively resists the lateral (horizontal) loads that pull a deck away from the house or structure.

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Cost of Safety Noncompliance Is on the Rise

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

OSHA fines are top of mind for many this year in light of recent news that fines would increase as much as 80% in 2016. A quick scan of OSHA News Releases from 2016 alone highlight the degree to which the safety organization is cracking down, in some cases for good reason.

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Take Part in the National Stand-Down for Fall Prevention in Construction

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

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other federal safety agencies announced today that they have designated May 2-6, 2016, for the third annual National Safety Stand-Down. The event is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls - the cause of the highest number of industry deaths in the construction industry.

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OSHA Releases Final Rule on Silica Dust Exposure

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

OSHA held a public event on March 25 at the International Masonry Institute in Bowie, Md., to announce a final rule to protect workers by reducing their exposure to respirable silica dust. 

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FrameSAFE Version 2 Now Available

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

The National Framers Council Safety Committee is pleased to announce that version 2 of the FrameSAFE Safety Program is complete and has been rolled out to subscribers for immediate use. The new manual includes four new modules covering Proper Use of Extension Cords, Avoiding Electric Shock, Horizontal Lifelines and Rescue Planning.

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Illustration: Bracing Floor Trusses with Strongbacks

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

With floor trusses, bracing becomes a permanent part of the floor structure.

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How Framers Should Actually Calculate Their Costs

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
March 21, 2016

How to calculate your real cost of labor on the jobsite and use that number to calculate actual margin.

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3 Graphs: How Will Housings Starts be Different in 2016?

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

The housing starts report this morning was above consensus, and there were upward revisions to the prior two months - a strong report.

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Builders Struggle to Solve Labor Shortage, CMs Can Help

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

On the home building home front talk of the community's structural labor undersupply has gone into an uneasy split limbo.

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