Housing & Construction

Since FrameSAFE first rolled out in March of this year, 23 NFC Professional Framer members and 12 Skilled Subcontractors have subscribed to the program. As this bilingual, OSHA-compliant safety program is being implemented across the country, the feedback has been very positive.

A little over three-and-a-half million kids are among the graduates of America's public and private high schools in 2018, and it's expected that just over 3 million will enroll in degree-granting post-high school institutions in the Fall, according to the Institute of Education Sciences' National Center for Education Statistics.

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) has a variety of structural uses in commercial mid and high-rise along with potential in larger multi-family structures. 

Shelter Systems Limited in Westminster, Maryland, recently offered a unique job opportunity to a young man in their community with autism. 

As the construction industry faces pressure to improve efficiencies and create more affordable housing through better utilization of resources, incumbent market players face a challenge to stay on top of changing market forces.

Workplace safety is vitally important, and a checklist can be a helpful and simple way for component manufacturers to develop a systematic approach to safety.

Below is a recent video produced by the Housing Innovation Alliance that provides insight into how this group thinks building information modeling (BIM) can be used to building homes more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Ask the Builder expert, Tim Carter, recently posted a video on building with wall panels that has reached 1,062 views in the three weeks since it was posted on July 19.

CLT can be used for an entire structure or any combination of floor, wall, and roof applications or even combined with other materials to offer design flexibility.

Out of the more than 4,500 workers who were killed at work in 2016, one in five of them died on a construction site. It’s a grim reminder that faulty safety processes can be deadly.