Framers Council

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) rules for industrial equipment are among the least understood and most-often violated by employers. And probably no rule is as costly if you get it wrong.

The labor shortage in the construction industry is projected to last another three years, requiring increased emphasis on safety training and supervision, according to a recent industry report.

Framers, home builders, and homeowners looking for best practices to ensure they have the most current mold facts as well as mold mitigation and remediation information can now look to two new research reports created by the Structural Building Component Association (SBCA).

Simpson Strong-Tie has introduced the new H1.81Z hurricane tie, designed to provide stronger connections between heavy engineered wood rafters and wall top plates.

McBride & Son Homes, Chesterfield, Mo. has chosen to use MiTek USA’s SAPPHIRE Build software solution.

MiTek USA just announced that its Hardy Frame brand now offers a range of seven products in a “full spectrum” offering of lateral-load solutions for light-frame, multistory construction. 

Simpson Strong-Tie introduces the new, high-performance BTH brick tie, a first-of-its kind, cost-effective product capable of connecting brick and stone veneers to light-frame construction across spans up to three inches, offering contractors and homebuilders an innovative solution.

Keep air and water out, and energy costs down, with DuPont Building Envelope systems for commercial construction.

Norbord Inc. is launching its second video to kick off “Thank a Framer” month this September. This video follows the process of manufacturing oriented strand board (OSB) from the forest to the construction site, paying homage to workers in the supply chain along the way.

In preparation, we would like to remind you of OSHA’s Hurricane Preparedness and Response Webpage, which outlines several links on employer preparedness and response and recovery.