Industry News

Code-compliant ZIP System sheathing and tape creates a rigid air barrier that reduces air leakage, leading to greater efficiency and cost savings for homeowners.

MiTek USA, a leading manufacturer of code-approved structural connectors, anchors, and epoxy, and a developer of software tools for design and workflow, today announced the national availability of a new FWH Fire Wall Hanger connector: FWHBP, for Fire Wall Hanger for Beams and Purlins.  

On November 2, 2017, Kidde, a producer of commonly-used fire extinguishers, recalled nearly 40 million of these devices because they may not function in the event of an emergency. This recall includes two styles: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button fire extinguishers.

Compass General Construction, of Kirkland, Wash., is facing a large fine for workplace safety violations from the state’s Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) for operating a crane too close to high-voltage power lines without taking proper safety precautions.

In the Colorado Homebuilding Academy, students can enroll in a free, eight-week “boot camp” to learn how to saw, tile, drill, plaster and paint and a bunch of other skills they need to enter the construction industry.

The Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and its National Framers Council (NFC) have received approval from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on all training curriculum for the Susan Harwood Training Grant.

A recent framer training emphasized the point developing a safety culture and sustaining an ongoing commitment to protecting employees is not a one-person responsibility.

Since the launch of the EnergySmart program, every De Young home has come standard with high-efficiency HVAC filters, low-VOC paints and formaldehyde-free insulation to ensure a healthy home air environment.

Stretch codes have emerged as a promising solution that jurisdictions can use to drive better energy performance in the built environment and set a long-term vision for efficiency stringency in buildings further into the future.