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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.

OSHA Puts Major Focus on Electronic Injury Filing

Wed, 2018-04-11 10:57

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered its inspectors to crack down on employers who failed to electronically file their 300A, 300 Log and 301 injury report forms.

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. 

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