Industry News

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Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors, fasteners, anchors and building solutions, is the first manufacturer to launch large-diameter stainless-steel screw anchors for concrete and masonry.

TYPAR BuildingWrap is a smart-engineered weather-resistant barrier that provides optimal breathability for exterior walls by blocking air and water from getting in, but allowing moisture vapor to escape the wall cavity.

An international group of researchers has discovered that those suffering from cardiac arrest in a public setting are twice as likely to survive if an automated external defibrillator (AED) was utilized before emergency help arrived.

The first month of fall protection classes hosted by the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and its National Framers Council (NFC) are in the rear-view mirror with more to come. Students’ reactions of the course, which is made possible by the Susan Harwood Training Grant through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), are very positive.

OSHA cited Manuel Gallardo, owner of Gallardo’s Construction Services, after inspectors observed employees exposed to fall hazards on six Chicago-area residential roofing projects between August and November 2017. The company faces $281,286 in proposed penalties.

“To be able to do a national build where framers from across the country put on their tool belts and get on this joint effort to do good for the local community, that alone is great,” says NFC Director of Recruitment Pedro Loureiro.

The following is a summary of code change proposals to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) which have been submitted by various foam plastic insulation associations, including the FSC, XPSA, PIMA, and CPI. 

Four state legislatures recently took action on measures that would have a significantly negative impact on the adoption of progressive energy code provisions.