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.

In May 2016, OSHA published its new recordkeeping rule, officially named “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.”

Can you really dig down to the essence of a matter and explain it in simple, understandable terms?

OSHA is delaying its deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified by one year until November 10, 2018.

OSHA’s new crystalline silica standard, which went into effect on September 23, has raised many questions for framers. 

Lamco Forest Products Inc. of St Felicien, Quebec entered into an agreement with Intelligent Wood Systems Ltd. of Perth, Scotland to bring the UK firm's wood construction fire mitigation system to North America.

A shuttered Goose Island lumberyard could soon become home to a type of construction not seen in Chicago since the 1800s: a wood-structured office building.

Despite the impact of the hurricane, Houston remains the second highest volume new home market in the country, with just Dallas/ Fort Worth achieving a greater number of starts over the 3Q17 trailing twelve months.

The cost of attic trusses is minimal, usually less than $400, which includes the cost of truss design, the materials and can include the cost of the attic stairway depending on its placement within the home.

We think of a housing bubble as house price growth that isn’t sustainable because it isn’t consistent with underlying fundamentals, like income and job growth. To determine whether a bubble exists, we must look at both factors.