Housing & Construction

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.

Tech startup Doxel has developed a system driven by robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and LIDAR laser scanning technologies to streamline construction processes, according to Disruptor Daily.

Based on accelerated new home starts and increasing requests from builders for precast concrete foundations, Superior Walls celebrated a 12 percent business growth in 2017 over the previous year. Company leaders project that another 10 percent growth can be anticipated for 2018.

Along with steady development throughout the last 30 years, Structural Component Systems continues to grow quickly as it has added around 100 employees over the past two years.

What do skilled labor shortage and the reemergence of the housing market have in common? Together, they’ve perpetuated the need for higher-quality building standards.

Overall, 82 percent of wearable device users reported a positive impact on safety, as did 76 percent of laser scanning users and 70 percent of drone users.

The following infographic demonstrates why the right PPE is important when it comes to making sure workers go home safe every day, which is exactly the mission of the National Framers Council.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion for a reminder that an effective safety culture is “about the heart, not the fist.” Wise words from NFC President and Safety Committee Chair Ken Shifflett of Ace Carpentry in Masassas, Virginia.

Canadian studio Michael Green Architecture has unveiled plans for a massive timber office complex on the waterfront of Newark, New Jersey, which is expected to be the largest of its kind in the USA.

The overall trend for open construction jobs has been increasing since the end of the Great Recession. This is consistent with survey data indicating that access to labor remains a top business challenge for builders.