Framers Council

After a fatal fall, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Fastrack Erectors  for seven willful and three serious safety violations and placed the company in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

The results are in, and after receiving more entries than ever before, the Ladder Association’s Idiots on Ladders contest has ended and this year’s “biggest idiot on a ladder” has been crowned.

"Safety first!" It's an easy mantra, but too often, too many in the construction industry fail to live up to that standard. Construction industry safety expert Matt Murphy says one of the biggest issues–and the biggest reason for OSHA violation citations–is fall protection.

SBCA's Load Guide was recently updated to include the provisions of ASCE 7-10 referenced in the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC).

The new THFI hanger from MiTek Builder Products  is a “face-mount hanger” designed to attach I-joists to wood headers, and it can accomplish the task while requiring no joist nails.

The MSR Lumber Producers Council is happy to announce it will once again be hosting its popular MSR Workshop April 21-23, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Mark your calendars today.

The multifamily market has had strong demand in recent years and is set to remain that way in 2015 despite certain headwinds that could affect the industry.

As housing demand picks up, there is a greater need for immigrant workers to fill the number of construction openings.

Reliable, safe building performance is predicated upon accurate design properties, engineering precision, an understanding of the raw material engineering considerations needed for successful application or installation, and a skilled labor force.

A client wants to add a 16-inch-wide 4-inch-deep tray ceiling in a room where the drywall ceiling is attached to the bottom chord of roof trusses. The reader asks: Is that possible?