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.
The Journal of Light Construction has created an online test of your knowledge. As they point out, this isn’t a test of everything there is to know about framing carpentry. However, it will give you a sense for your grasp of the key facts underlying framing skills.
Oregon has become the first state to approve the use of science-based building code requirements for tall mass timber buildings under their statewide alternate method (SAM). The SAM program is unique to Oregon, allowing early technical consideration and approval on a statewide basis.
Over the first six months of 2018, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 444,600. On a year-over-year basis, this is a 6.3% increase over the June 2017 level of 418,128.
On the jobsite, the combination of consistency and tight manufacturing tolerances allows builders to safely and easily construct building modules and panelize cold-formed steel wall systems to reduce onsite labor costs and improve overall project cycle times.
Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a solid 67 reading in August on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).