Framers Council

Since FrameSAFE first rolled out in March of this year, 23 NFC Professional Framer members and 12 Skilled Subcontractors have subscribed to the program. As this bilingual, OSHA-compliant safety program is being implemented across the country, the feedback has been very positive.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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 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. 

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

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.