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Roll with TYPAR Contest: Win Free Trip to 2019 IBS

Tue, 2019-01-22 14:51

TYPAR is giving one lucky person a chance to win a free trip to the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® with their “Roll with TYPAR” social media contest. Whether you’re a builder, contractor or architect, anyone 18 years or older in the U.S. or Canada can enter to win.

Construction Company Cited $56K After Fatal Fall

Tue, 2019-01-22 14:47

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Franklin County Construction LLC, based in New Haven, Missouri, after an employee suffered a fatal fall when a roof truss collapsed.

Hard Hats: A Handy Place to Keep Health Information

Tue, 2019-01-22 14:37

Ward Trainor of CBG Building suggests it is helpful for framers to have their employees fill out health information sheets (see images) that they can keep in their hard hats, allowing quick access to potentially vital information about an employee’s health needs and contact information.

Simpson Develops New Truss Fastening System

Mon, 2019-01-14 16:45

Simpson Strong-Tie has introduced the Quik Stik rafter and truss fastening system, a new solution for overhead fastening designed to reduce the risk of construction work-related injuries while boosting jobsite efficiencies, with speedier and more accurate fastening of rafter and truss assemblies.

Why Huber's AdvanTech Subflooring Edges OSB & Plywood

Tue, 2019-01-08 15:56

Two things really distinguish how AdvanTech panels are made that contribute to their high performance over commodity OSB: resin technology and manufacturing precision.

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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