Framers Council

The latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017) underscores the ongoing need for consistent fall prevention training throughout the industry:

  • Falls are still a leading cause of workplace fatalities.
  • The number of fall fatalities increased in 2017.
  • The construction industry had the highest number of workplace fatalities.

Simpson Strong-Tie today announced the launch of the patent-pending CSHP high-performance coiled strap, the only coiled strap designed with a raised embossment for faster installations using fewer nails and shorter straps, resulting in reduced cost and improved jobsite efficiency.

Want to learn more about E-Verify, but short on time? We’ve got just the answer for you. Mark your calendars and attend a brand new webinar designed for busy employers.

Simpson Strong-Tie launched the Strong-Wall site-built portal frame system (PFS) to provide designers, engineers, and builders in prescriptive markets with an easy way to meet code-defined wood wall-bracing requirements when building narrow wall widths.

A free report from the National Safety Council (NSC) reviews how employers can increase productivity and safety by reducing workplace fatigue.

Falls from heights remain the biggest cause of occupational fatalities in the construction industry. According to a report by the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program, 42% of deaths between 1982 and 2015 in construction involved falls; 54% of workers killed had no access to a personal fall arrest system; and 20% of fatalities occurred in the victims’ first two months on the job.

This year at the 2019 International Builders’ Show, TYPAR®, the industry leader in weather protection, let its Southern roots come to life. With a rustic bar scene, corn hole games and hatch prints surrounding the booth, there was no doubt that attendees were in for a Nashville experience the moment they stepped into the booth.

Wood Protection Technologies, Inc. offers a suite of robust, factory applied topical wood coatings that protects against surface molds.  No strength degradation, virtually no VOC’s, negligible weight gain from coating and non-corrosive.

Huber Engineered Woods, manufacturer of ZIP System® building enclosure products, announced the expansion of its line of ZIP System® sealing solutions and enhanced flashing tape performance, at the International Builders’ Show this week. 

Integrating continuous insulation with traditional building methods is much easier than it sounds.  Take tar paper for example.  Tar paper is historically the most common water resistive barrier (WRB) for residential construction.