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Simpson Releases 2019 Wood Connector Catalog

Mon, 2019-02-25 13:07

The Simpson Strong-Tie 2019–2020 Wood Construction Connectors catalog, a comprehensive guide to the company’s most recent innovations and product line expansions for wood construction applications, is now available in print and online.

UFPI Acquires Wolverine Wood Products

Mon, 2019-02-25 13:00

Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: UFPI) announced that one of its affiliates has signed an agreement to purchase the operating assets of Wolverine Wood Products, Inc.

DuPont Improves Dispenser for Spray Foam

Mon, 2019-02-25 12:42

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. The SMART DISPENSER™ is changing the game, with a dispenser that is reusable for up to 30 days, provides no drip, less mess and greater control.

2019 Training Events Emphasize Safety Awareness

Mon, 2019-02-25 12:28

Building a culture of safety awareness takes dedication and the continuous education of your workforce. Mark your calendar for some targeted emphasis and training opportunities throughout the coming months.

Framer Implements Safety Idea from NFC Framer Summit

Mon, 2019-02-25 11:55

National Framers Council President Scott Stevens, president of Modu Tech in Baltimore, Maryland, displayed a banner on the wall behind the presentation podium that included 16 safety posters from FrameSAFE. Modu Tech had the banner created for use on their jobsites as an easy way to reinforce safety without having to print out individual posters.

'Ask the Builder' Shares the 'Magic' of Components

Mon, 2019-02-18 17:06

SBCA is working with Ask the Builder expert Tim Carter to gain the benefit of his perspective on structural framing. While all those who know SBCA and work with its members know the value of component framing,

Solutions for Moisture Related Framing Problems

Tue, 2019-02-12 13:54

Wood Protection Technologies, Inc. offers a suite of robust, factory applied topical wood coatings that can protect framers from moisture related framing problems. WPT’s WOOD PRO tech 3000™ is proven to be effective in protecting whole framing packages against mold, fungal decay and termites while dramatically improving dimensional stability. 

DuPont Announces New Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen Solution

Tue, 2019-02-12 13:43

DuPont Safety & Construction, a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, today announced the release of the DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainVent™ Rainscreen to provide advanced protection against moisture damage in exterior wall systems. The product is the business’ first roll good offering that creates a 6mm (0.25”) space for water drainage and air movement for drying behind cladding. 

OSHA Lessens Reporting Obligation for Most Employers

Tue, 2019-02-12 12:47

The latest step in an ongoing regulatory saga, on Jan. 25, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its final rule reducing the negative impact of employer electronic injury and illness recordkeeping rules originally adopted by the Obama-era agency.

Temporary Enforcement Policy for OSHA's Crane Operator Evaluation Requirements

Tue, 2019-02-12 12:41

The Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualifications final rule published on November 8, 2018, requires employers to document their evaluation of their crane operators (see 29 CFR 1926.1427(f)(6)). To provide more time for employer compliance with new evaluation and documentation requirements, OSHA already made the effective date February 7, 2019. While OSHA will be fully enforcing the requirement that employers must evaluate their operators before allowing them to operate cranes independently, this memorandum provides guidance on the enforcement of the documentation requirement.

Veteran Framer Offers Advice on Dealing with the Cold

Tue, 2019-02-12 12:28

Given the frigid temperatures that recently affected much of the U.S., now seems a particularly good time to discuss how framers can best deal with the cold on the jobsite. Chris Tatge, National Framers Council (NFC) executive director and owner of Dynamic Construction in Madison, Wisconsin, offers some advice for dealing with the cold that can be particularly helpful for newer framers wondering how veterans learn to cope.

MiTek Develops Design Manager for Moment Frame

Mon, 2019-02-11 16:06

MiTek USA’s Hardy Frame® brand has just launched its Cold Formed Steel Moment Frame Design Manager, a web-based software program that is the latest in a long line of shear-wall system solutions from MiTek. 

Parties Present Threat to Student Housing Floor Systems

Mon, 2019-02-04 22:18

Floor systems in student housing face a very real threat: parties. As witnessed in the recent floor collapse at Clemson University, large groups of students and dancing are a potentially dangerous mix.

High School Holds ‘Signing Day’ for Local Employers

Mon, 2019-02-04 20:14

One school system in Virginia wanted to celebrate a different life-changing moment for the seniors who were starting careers right after graduation. In Henrico County, public school administrators held a ceremony in late March called "Career and Technical Letter-of-Intent Signing Day."

Simpson Releases New Field-Adjustable Rafter Hanger

Mon, 2019-01-28 21:52

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, today announced the launch of the patent-pending LSSR slopeable and skewable rafter hanger. It’s the first product of its kind designed to allow retrofit installation after rafter systems have been assembled in place.

DOL's Injury Reporting Must Be Submitted by April 30

Tue, 2019-01-22 15:56

Washington — Employers required to keep and maintain an OSHA 300 injury and illness log must post their 300A summary sheet from Feb. 1 to April 30.

OSHA Clarifies Burden for Respiratory Exposure Citation

Tue, 2019-01-22 15:54

Washington — OSHA area offices must apply a four-part test before issuing General Duty Clause citations for respiratory hazards that do not have a permissible exposure limit, the agency states in a memorandum sent to 

Avoid Rising OSHA Penalties in 2019

Tue, 2019-01-22 15:30

According to the recent edition of OSHA QuickTakes, OSHA's civil penalties amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards will increase in 2019 to adjust for inflation.

Sealant & Spackle: Choosing the Right Product is Key

Tue, 2019-01-22 15:13

Tackling or overseeing a kitchen and bath remodeling project this winter? Selecting the right sealant and spackle is vital to help get the job done right and prevent future call backs.

What to Do with Wet & Frozen Subflooring

Tue, 2019-01-22 15:03

Huber Engineered Woods provides a few tips to manage inclement conditions when your subflooring is exposed.


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