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OSHA’s New Guidance on COVID-19 as a Recordable Illness

Thu, 2020-05-28 16:45

Under new OSHA guidance that goes into effect on May 26, 2020, employers covered by OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements must determine if an employee who contracts COVID-19 was infected while at work.

Huber on How FORTIFIED Roof™ Sealed Roof Decks May Reduce Storm Damage

Tue, 2020-05-26 13:08

In the event of a severe storm, a durable roof may help protect against water intrusion at the most vulnerable area of a home.

CLP’s 5 Suggestions to Increase the Size of Wood Frame Structures

Tue, 2020-05-26 09:32

CLP Systems has five suggested solutions to increase the size of wood frame structures including continuous rod systems, shrinkage compensation devices, elevated post tension slabs, firewalls, and sprinkler systems.

Simpson Strong-Tie Introduces Two New Sizes of RTUD Ratcheting Take-Up Devices for Multistory Strong-Rod® Systems

Tue, 2020-05-26 09:12

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has expanded its product line of RTUD ratcheting take-up devices with products redesigned specifically for 7/8"- and 1"-diameter threaded rod.

Builder Confidence Posts Solid Gain After Last Month’s Historic Drop

Tue, 2020-05-26 09:08

In a signal that the housing market is showing signs of stabilizing and gradually moving forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased seven points to 37 in May, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released recently.

How Can Kool Towels & Mobile Apps Keep Crews Safer in the Heat?

Mon, 2020-05-25 11:32

“Safety is everyone’s responsibility,” says Laura Smith, training and safety coordinator with Innovative Construction Group in Jacksonville, Florida.

Framers Get 'Sage' Advice on Safety

Thu, 2020-05-21 14:11

Framers can do their jobs efficiently and effectively, even while following critical safety standards, says Andy Sage, owner of Straight Up Framing and Sage Building Components in Ames, Iowa.

OSHA Steps Up COVID-19 Workplace Inspections & Enforcement

Thu, 2020-05-21 09:46

OSHA recently announced that it has adopted revised policies for in-person inspections and recordkeeping requirements with respect to the virus as economies reopen throughout the country.

CDC's New COVID-19 Transmission Guidance Affects Employers

Thu, 2020-05-21 09:39

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says the coronavirus “does not spread easily” through touching surfaces or objects.

Importance of Mental Health Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

Thu, 2020-05-21 09:31

Since 1949, May has been Mental Health Awareness Month, and coincidentally or not, there’s never been a greater need than right now to address the incidence of serious anxiety, depression, insomnia and suicidal thoughts amongst the population.

Will Offsite Construction Benefit from COVID-19 Changes?

Tue, 2020-05-19 08:56

In the span of two months, the coronavirus crisis has demanded sweeping changes from the U.S. construction industry, and experts say many of them will remain in place even after the outbreak recedes.

Can Housing Help Lead Economic Recovery in 2020?

Mon, 2020-05-18 17:15

During the first quarter. GDP growth posted its worst performance since the Great Recession, recording a -4.8% growth rate.

BFS Sees Manufactured Product Sales Increase 8.8% in Q1

Mon, 2020-05-18 16:57

Builders First Source (BFS) reported 2020 Q1 sales of $1.78 billion, up 9.5% over Q1 2019.

Simpson Strong-Tie Launches Free Online Pergola Planner Software

Tue, 2020-05-12 14:31

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has launched a free online Pergola Planner Software™ tool to help contractors, lumberyards, and homeowners quickly and easily design dream backyards.

Chinquapin Contracting’s Musser Remembered as Master Craftsman

Tue, 2020-05-12 14:25

Richard James Musser, 59, of Westminster, MD, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

‘All About Protecting People’ - 6 FrameSAFE Toolbox Talks Now Available on COVID-19 Safety Best Practices

Tue, 2020-05-12 14:07

While the video address from NFC President Pedro Loureiro on April 22 to NFC members outlines the dangers of working in framing, it also celebrates the ways this reality has prepared the industry for dealing with the world’s newest danger: the COVID-19 pandemic.

Framer Summit 2020 Is Headed to Columbus

Tue, 2020-05-12 13:28

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Framer Summit is heading back to Columbus, Ohio in 2020. The new event dates are September 28 – 30. 

Great Stuff™ Smart Dispenser™ Wins Gold in 2020 Edison Awards

Tue, 2020-05-12 13:13

The Great Stuff™ Smart Dispenser™ has been awarded Gold for the 2020 Edison Awards™ in the industrial design category.

OSHA’s Multilingual COVID-19 Exposure Reduction Posters

Tue, 2020-05-12 12:43

All workplaces can take the following infection prevention measures to protect workers and reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus.

CLP Looks at the 5 Most Common Epoxy Anchoring Mistakes

Tue, 2020-05-12 11:51

In today’s market, many general contractors shy away from cast-in-place and embed plate anchoring solutions due to the cost and time it takes to install.


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