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Boise Cascade Repeatedly Honored as a Key Distributor

Tue, 2019-01-08 15:43

Boise Cascade Company’s Building Materials Distribution (BMD) was recently honored with three “Regional Distributor of the Year Awards” from Trex Company (Trex).

How CLP Helps Framers Manage Projects Better

Tue, 2019-01-08 15:38

When using the CLP System, you will be provided a dedicated project manager who ensures your pre-planning and installation experience will be seamless. Here are several ways CLP can help you manage projects better.

4 Trends to Watch in Multifamily Design & Construction

Tue, 2019-01-08 15:34

As demand for new housing units continues to drive the multifamily sector in 2019, developers are tasked with finding new ways to satisfy the growing need for apartments. Here are four multifamily development trends to watch for in 2019.

Top 10 NFC Framing News Headlines of 2018

Tue, 2019-01-08 15:30

Below are the top 10 most read NFC Framing News headlines of 2018.  The top stories included framers sharing best practices, jobsite OSHA citations, and two interesting videos focused on off-site framing products.

Video: Building Incredibly Strong, Lightweight Sawhorses

Tue, 2019-01-08 15:22

Master Carpenter Matt Jackson of Next Level Carpentry uses a variety of sawhorses, the ones shown in the video being the simplest and least expensive in design. Jackson bills these as “apprentice sawhorses.” Why? Because they are inexpensive to build and are a basic, entry-level design.

Safety Resources for Working in Winter Weather

Tue, 2019-01-08 15:15

While it’s not possible to eliminate low temperatures or substitute warmer weather, there are changes that can be made to minimize risk of accidents.

NFC Member Spotlight: Grossman Finds Value in Networking

Tue, 2019-01-08 15:11

Matt Grossman is the plant foreman of American Pride Builders, LLC, a framing company based in Ridgeland, South Carolina. The company is part of the turnkey construction operation his family owns, which also includes a component manufacturing company.

Simpson Outlines its 2018 Top 10 Innovative Products

Mon, 2019-01-07 15:59

Simpson Strong-Tie products released in 2018 ranged from structural steel seismic connectors to epoxy anchoring adhesives to auto-feed screw driving tools for decking contractors.

DOL Seeking to Limit 'Duplicative Citation' Appeal

Tue, 2018-12-11 16:29

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission tends to disfavor duplicative citations, which has been fortunate for employers seeking to establish a duplicative citation defense. The Secretary of Labor, however, is attempting to restrict the availability of the defense.

Video: Following Manufacturer Recommendations is Vital

Tue, 2018-12-11 16:20

There's probably a better way to take down a building than by suspending a mini-excavator in the air. Here is a clip of how one company decided to remove concrete on the exterior of what appears to be a rather tall building.

Effective Safety Cultures Reap Rewards

Tue, 2018-12-11 16:07

Government data shows that recordable injuries and illnesses in the private sector continued their drop in 2017, with 45,800 fewer cases among adult full-time equivalent (FTE) employees than there were in 2016.

NFC Contracts 101:Study Insurance Requirements

Tue, 2018-12-11 16:03

At the Framer Summit in October, both Kent Pagel of Pagel, Davis, and Hill, P.C. and Lock Curtis of IronRisk Strategies, LLC offered helpful information about a framer’s insurance coverage as it relates to GC contract requirements.

Simpson Tests SCS Seismic Bypass Framing Connectors

Mon, 2018-12-10 14:49

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced the SCS seismic bypass framing connector, the first hybrid seismic clip engineered for either slide-clip or fixed-clip applications in high-seismic areas.

DuPont Develops New Dispenser for Great Stuff Spray Foam

Tue, 2018-11-27 16:51

Today, Performance Building Solutions, a business of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, announces the new, patent-pending GREAT STUFF™ SMART DISPENSER™, an innovative solution to make air sealing easier, more precise and with less product waste.

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Tue, 2018-11-27 16:40

MA Framer Faces $311K in OSHA Fall Protection Fines

Tue, 2018-11-27 16:38

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Northeast Framing Inc. – based in Lunenberg, Massachusetts – for exposing workers to falls and other hazards following an employee’s fatal fall at an East Boston, Massachusetts, worksite in May 2018.

Learn Why These Companies are America's Safest

Tue, 2018-11-27 16:34

Welcome to our annual celebration of safety excellence in leadership, as we profile the winners of the America's Safest Companies 2018 awards.

OSHA's Final Rule on Crane Operator Training

Tue, 2018-11-27 16:24

OSHA has announced a final rule aimed at clarifying requirements for crane operators.

Framer Contracts 101: Understanding Indemnity Provisions

Tue, 2018-11-27 16:20

One of the presentations that sparked the most conversation and interest during the first annual Framer Summit (held October 23-24 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) was NFC legal counsel Kent Pagel’s discussion of the major areas of risk framing subcontractors face.

Setting the Record Straight: NFC Is Pro-Pie (and Safety)

Tue, 2018-11-27 16:00

NFC is really ALL FOR jobsite safety and we take this humorous opportunity to remind our readers of all of the safety resources available for framers to keep their employees returning home safely for holidays – and every day!


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