Framers Council

Simpson Strong-Tie recently created a webpage on its site entitled, “Build with the Best to Prepare for Nature's Worst,” where it provides a variety of resources focused on resilient construction, particularly as it pertains to high winds. 

As framers know, complying with OSHA’s conventional fall protection standard 29 CFR Part 1926 Subpart M can be difficult in certain circumstances. In acknowledgment of this, OSHA added Appendix E to the standard, which allows framers to create a fall protection safety plan specific to a jobsite (a “site-specific” plan) that deviates from conventional approaches to fall protection.

One of the confounding issues for framers when developing a site-specific safety plan is to find fall protection tie-off points that meet OSHA 10’s 5,000-pound capacity requirement.

SBCA member Wilson Lumber was recently featured in the video below showcasing the many unique benefits of manufactured roof trusses.

Ask the Builder founder Tim Carter, recently created the video below on attic trusses and shared it with his many followers on his YouTube channel and newsletter.

To more accurately communicate its commitment to the needs and opportunities within a changing industry, today LP Building Products announced its new name: LP Building Solutions. This strategic decision reflects LP’s goal to be the industry’s leading building solutions company.

The Simpson Strong-Tie 2019–2020 Wood Construction Connectors catalog, a comprehensive guide to the company’s most recent innovations and product line expansions for wood construction applications, is now available in print and online.

Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: UFPI) announced that one of its affiliates has signed an agreement to purchase the operating assets of Wolverine Wood Products, Inc.

Performance Building Solutions, a business of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, announces the new, patent-pending GREAT STUFF™ SMART DISPENSER™, an innovative solution to make air sealing easier, more precise and with less product waste. The SMART DISPENSER™ is changing the game, with a dispenser that is reusable for up to 30 days, provides no drip, less mess and greater control.

Building a culture of safety awareness takes dedication and the continuous education of your workforce. Mark your calendar for some targeted emphasis and training opportunities throughout the coming months.