Stay Informed: Resources, Essential Industries, State Orders, County Orders, NAHB Map, Lumber Map

“Work safely. Go home safely.” 
The National Framers Council develops and implements
best practices to help ensure framers leave the jobsite
each day in the same health as they arrived.

SBCA is interested in hearing about CM-member “milestones,” and sharing them with the broader industry through our weekly SBC Industry News, and potentially writing additional stories or recording podcasts covering these developments in greater depth.

SBCA recently updated its website to include resources and links to federal, state, county and local policies and orders affecting component manufacturing and framing businesses.

Do you conduct employee drug tests?  Is your testing policy in compliance with current drug testing requirements, especially as they relate to safety incentive programs and post-incident reporting?

With hundreds of industry professional in attendance, SBCA recognized four industry leaders, during the BCMC Kickoff event, for their tireless support of the association and industry.

In addition to the news developments highlighted in SBC Industry News and the best practices shared through SBCA’s webinar series, SBCA is preparing to launch its own podcast series to allow members to listen to additional industry-specific insights wherever they go.

Here are the top ten most-read SBC Industry News headlines of the first quarter of 2019. The topics vary widely, but two deal with the new sheathing product from LP and two others highlight the work Tim Carter of ‘Ask the Builder’ is doing to promote the benefits of structural components.

The American Lumber Standard Committee (Committee) acts as the Standing Committee for review and revision of PS 20-15. The Committee is responsible for maintaining, revising, and interpreting the standard, and is comprised of producers, distributors, users, and others with an interest in the standard.

Attendees from across the country converged on San Diego, CA for a week of discussion about critical industry topics, mixed with some fun as a battle amongst members ensued on the shuffleboard courts.

The QC Committee met last week at the SBCA OQM to discuss progress in the Digital Quality Control program and the testing programs underway that will provide data to support the assessment of plated joint quality per ANSI/TPI 1 Chapter 3. 

Simpson Strong-Tie is showcasing its builder software portfolio, which is designed to offer builders, architects, engineers, and the construction supply chain scalable software solutions for realizing cost and labor efficiencies across the design and construction cycle.

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