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Alpine Makes Eliminating Ribbon Tie Plates Easier

Mon, 2018-04-09 12:45

An enhancement to the Eliminate Tie Plate feature was added in Alpine’s IntelliVIEW version 17.02. In addition to eliminating the tie plate on top ribbons, this enhancement will eliminate the bottom tie plate as well. 

Simpson Expands Software Offering for Builders

Mon, 2018-04-09 12:38

Simpson Strong-Tie has acquired LotSpec, a suite of software applications designed to optimize efficiency and productivity for production homebuilders' needs around construction document and option management solutions. 

CM Offers Builders a One-Stop-Shop for Framing

Mon, 2018-04-02 11:14

Faster delivery times, quality production, greater time/cost predictability, safer working conditions, less construction waste and speedier return on investment are just some of the reasons why off-site construction is specified more and more today.

MiTek Releases 2018 Catalog App for Mobile Devices

Mon, 2018-04-02 11:11

MiTek® USA just announced that it has released an updated MiTek USP Catalog App for Apple, Android, and Windows mobile devices.

The Secrets to Success for Weyerhaeuser's Safety Program

Tue, 2018-03-27 21:00

The following article was originally published by the Engineered Wood Technology Association’s Engineered Wood Journal and reviews the reasons behind Weyerhaeuser’s successful safety program.

Foreign Threaded Rods Could Jeopardize Projects

Tue, 2018-03-27 16:36

This article discusses how foreign-made threaded rods are infiltrating the industry, and why these sub-standard rods could jeopardize projects across the nation

Video: Framer Helps Refine FrameFAST System

Tue, 2018-03-27 16:31

Over the past few years, FastenMaster worked with NFC member Scott Stevens and his staff at ModuTech to field test and provide feedback on FrameFAST, a product designed facilitate the connection of top plates to roof trusses from the ground. 

DOL Launches Grant Program to Fight Opioid Crisis

Tue, 2018-03-27 16:18

In a visit to a Columbus, Ohio substance abuse treatment center, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced a new grant pilot program aimed at assisting workers and those affected by the opioid crisis.

14 of 18 Framing Subcontractors Join NFC After Meeting

Tue, 2018-03-27 16:11

On February 23, National Framers Council (NFC) director Scott Stevens visited Southernwood Framing LLC in La Plata, Maryland, to give a presentation with Ace Carpentry’s safety director Jamie Guerro on the benefits of NFC membership and the FrameSAFE program.

Framer Takes a Break and Discusses Safety During Stand-Downs

Tue, 2018-03-27 16:07

OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary opportunity for “employers to talk directly to employees about safety” says OSHA, adding that “any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on ‘Fall Hazards’ and reinforcing the importance of ‘Fall Prevention.’”

Simpson’s CG Visions Collaborates to Expand Market

Mon, 2018-03-26 12:43

?Simpson Strong-Tie today announced a new software collaboration between CG Visions, a Simpson Strong-Tie company, and Hyphen Solutions, a leading cloud-based construction management software company

CLP Systems Helps Buildings Survive Natural Disasters Better

Tue, 2018-03-13 17:37

CLP Systems is expert at keeping your multi-residential building safe and secure for the long-haul. Our tie-down rod systems are designed, manufactured, and installed by us for you.

Simpson Develops Large-Diameter Stainless-Steel Screw Anchor

Tue, 2018-03-13 17:27

Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors, fasteners, anchors and building solutions, is the first manufacturer to launch large-diameter stainless-steel screw anchors for concrete and masonry.

TYPAR Takes Building Wrap to the Next Level

Tue, 2018-03-13 17:24

TYPAR BuildingWrap is a smart-engineered weather-resistant barrier that provides optimal breathability for exterior walls by blocking air and water from getting in, but allowing moisture vapor to escape the wall cavity.

Fall Prevention Classes Drive Home Mission of NFC

Tue, 2018-03-13 17:08

The first month of fall protection classes hosted by the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and its National Framers Council (NFC) are in the rear-view mirror with more to come. Students’ reactions of the course, which is made possible by the Susan Harwood Training Grant through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), are very positive.

Contractor Fined $281K for Fall Protection Violations

Tue, 2018-03-13 17:02

OSHA cited Manuel Gallardo, owner of Gallardo’s Construction Services, after inspectors observed employees exposed to fall hazards on six Chicago-area residential roofing projects between August and November 2017. The company faces $281,286 in proposed penalties.

NFC to Support Habitat for Humanity’s 2018 Builders Blitz

Tue, 2018-03-13 17:01

“To be able to do a national build where framers from across the country put on their tool belts and get on this joint effort to do good for the local community, that alone is great,” says NFC Director of Recruitment Pedro Loureiro.

MiTek Releases 2018 Online Product Catalog with Fastener Guide

Mon, 2018-03-12 09:40

?MiTek has released its 2018 online product catalog (the print edition will be available in June).  According to MiTek, the catalog allows component manufacturers to, “stay up to date on technical information and product introductions with our online catalog.”

Paslode's New 18-Gauge Cordless Li-Ion Brad Nailing System

Wed, 2018-02-28 13:29

Paslode introduces its new 18-Gauge Cordless Li-ion Brad Nailer (IM200Li.2), designed with a one-strip magazine for maneuverability and access to tight spaces. According to professionals, accessing tight spaces is one of the top challenges when using a finish nailer on the jobsite.

Can Canadians Owning U.S. Lumber Mills Influence Random Lengths?

Wed, 2018-02-28 13:14

When evaluating the past with a view toward the future of today’s North American softwood lumber markets, another factor to keep in mind is the relatively recent shift (since 2015) in the controlling ownership of U.S. mills, particularly in the southern yellow pine region.

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