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TYPAR Helping to Develop More Efficient Building Envelope

Wed, 2018-05-09 07:14

TYPAR is working on the ABC Green Home 4.0 project, which will be share the innovative designs of all systems in the home including: civil, architectural, structural, MEP, and smart home technologies and interiors.

Infographic: 7 Most Common Workplace Safety Hazards

Wed, 2018-05-09 07:08

This infographic briefly discusses the seven most common workplace safety hazards the National Safety Council consultants see as they visit worksites across the country.

Tips for Effectively Decreasing Workplace Violence

Wed, 2018-05-09 07:00

The job-related physical and mental health issues that can most trigger workplace violence are stress, anxiety, depression and other lifetime emotional issues that the worker brings to—and which may be exacerbated by—the workplace.

LP Expands Legacy Subflooring Production Capacity

Wed, 2018-05-09 06:56

LP Building Products has added manufacturing capabilities for its new LP Legacy® premium engineered sub-floor to its mill in Hanceville, AL to meet increasing demand for LP Legacy while expanding market availability and supply efficiencies into Texas and other regions west of the Mississippi.

How Do Framers and CMs Think Differently?

Wed, 2018-05-09 06:51

NFC president Ken Shifflett and NFC executive director Chris Tatge gave presentations during the SBCA Carolinas Chapter meeting held in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 18.

What Can Happen If Your Subs Use Your Safety Program?

Wed, 2018-05-09 06:44

Since its founding, one of NFC’s goals has been to provide a thorough, consistent, third-party safety program in Spanish and English for professional framers and their subcontractors (subs).

Video: Stick-Framer Incorporates Attic Trusses

Mon, 2018-05-07 12:21

This time-lapse video shows how one stick-frame builder recently combined attic trusses and rafters to quickly build a studio apartment over a garage and a dormered third story on the main house.

Video: A One-Man Truss Framing Crew?

Mon, 2018-05-07 12:06

A member recently stumbled across the video below, which shows what just one man, a roof truss package and an oversized helping of determination can accomplish. 

Could LEGOs Be the Future for Home Construction?

Mon, 2018-04-30 12:45

With rapid advancement in technology, one has to wonder where it is going, and what impact it may have on construction. More companies are announcing the creation of LEGO-like wood, concrete, and plastic blocks that can be mass produced and used for homes.

Taking a Holistic Approach to Jobsite Eye Safety

Wed, 2018-04-25 13:27

For many safety managers, eye safety brings to mind ANSI-approved protective eyewear, OSHA requirements for its use, and the specific eye hazards present in their workplace. These are all important considerations to be sure, but another angle is all too often overlooked: the human angle.

Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls May 7-11

Wed, 2018-04-25 13:07

Since 2012, OSHA has partnered with NIOSH and NORA to raise awareness among workers and employers about common fall hazards in construction, and how falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs can be prevented. This year’s National Safety Stand-Down is May 7-11, 2018.

Scott Stevens to Head National Framers Council

Wed, 2018-04-25 11:59

On July 1, Scott Stevens, president of Baltimore-based Modu Tech, will succeed Ken Shifflett to become the third president of the National Framers Council (NFC).

CLP Systems Ushers in MLB Season by Showcasing Project

Wed, 2018-04-25 11:56

CLP Systems is welcoming the upcoming major and minor league baseball season in Birmingham, AL by recognizing one of our most distinct projects within the city located just a home run away.

Colorado Framer Finds Solution to Labor Woes

Wed, 2018-04-25 11:54

NFC member Rich Reeser is the owner of Blue Valley Carpentry based in Gunnison, Colorado, one of the largest framing companies in its region. Of course, founding a growing company of his own didn’t happen overnight.

Paslode Offers Oil-free, Comfortable Nailer

Wed, 2018-04-25 11:50

Paslode introduces its new 16-Gauge Straight Pneumatic Finish Nailer (T250S-F16P), upgraded for comfort in all applications

UFPI Posts Record Q1 Earnings, Residential Sales Up

Mon, 2018-04-23 11:27

Universal Forest Products, Inc. today reported record financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, the eleventh consecutive quarter in which the company has reported records in both net sales and net earnings.

Simpson Develops New Foundation Anchor Adhesive

Mon, 2018-04-16 12:33

Formulated to yield superior performance in threaded rod anchor and rebar dowel installations in cracked and uncracked concrete at elevated temperatures, the new SET-3G high-strength anchoring adhesive is the latest innovation in epoxy anchoring adhesives from Simpson Strong-Tie.

Framers and CMs Meet with Capital Area GCs

Wed, 2018-04-11 11:52

On April 5, 2018, NFC Director Kenny Shifflett hosted a meeting with a group of local General Contractors (GCs) at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott (see the full list of attendees at the bottom of the article).

H-2B Worker Visa Program Significantly Underutilized

Wed, 2018-04-11 11:07

Last year, despite a Congressional induced cap increase, DHS issued only an additional 15,000 visas, thanks to an additional caveat that businesses had to prove “irreparable harm” without visa allotments, said Alexis Moch, federal legislative director for NAHB.

Almost One-Quarter of Construction Workers Self-Employed

Wed, 2018-04-11 11:05

According to the 2016 ACS, over 23% of construction workers are self-employed, while an economy-wide average does not reach 10% of the employed labor force.

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