Framers Council

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, today announced the launch of the patent-pending LSSR slopeable and skewable rafter hanger. It’s the first product of its kind designed to allow retrofit installation after rafter systems have been assembled in place.

New Jersey state lawmakers were at it again in 2018, seeking new state laws to establish fire safety standards, protocols and building labels for certain light frame residential construction; a move that would ultimately have placed restrictions on the use of component manufacturers’ products.

MiTek USA’s Hardy Frame® brand has just launched its Cold Formed Steel Moment Frame Design Manager, a web-based software program that is the latest in a long line of shear-wall system solutions from MiTek. 

Floor systems in student housing face a very real threat: parties. As witnessed in the recent floor collapse at Clemson University, large groups of students and dancing are a potentially dangerous mix.

One school system in Virginia wanted to celebrate a different life-changing moment for the seniors who were starting careers right after graduation. In Henrico County, public school administrators held a ceremony in late March called "Career and Technical Letter-of-Intent Signing Day."

Employers required to keep and maintain an OSHA 300 injury and illness log must post their 300A summary sheet from Feb. 1 to April 30.

OSHA area offices must apply a four-part test before issuing General Duty Clause citations for respiratory hazards that do not have a permissible exposure limit, the agency states in a memorandum sent to regional administrators.

According to the recent edition of OSHA QuickTakes, OSHA's civil penalties amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards will increase in 2019 to adjust for inflation.

Tackling or overseeing a kitchen and bath remodeling project this winter? Selecting the right sealant and spackle is vital to help get the job done right and prevent future call backs.

Huber Engineered Woods provides a few tips to manage inclement conditions when your subflooring is exposed.