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.

Starting in 2020, houses in California will be required to include solar panels on the roof, with the goal that the house, taking on-site power generation into consideration, will produce about as much electricity each year as it uses.

“We’re always talking about fall protection,” says Ian Andrews, the operations manager of Carpentry Contractors Company in Montrose, MN.

It’s clear that many organizations could stand to benefit from improving their approach to eye safety. And there’s no better time to start than the present.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited DDG Construction Services Inc. – based in Charlotte, North Carolina – for failing to provide workers with fall protection at a commercial building site in Springfield, Missouri.

The number of subcontractors subscribing to NFC’s FrameSAFE program has grown steadily, especially since the rollout of Version 4 last summer.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued advance notices of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on the removal of unnecessary barriers to the introduction of automated driving systems (ADS) in the United States.

NAHB analysis of the most recent 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) data reveals that the median age of construction workers is 42, a year older than a typical worker in the national labor force.

A prominent businessman yesterday said his “$1m-plus” new construction venture is aiming to “double sales within a couple of years” once its pre-engineered model takes off.

Even as U.S. home builders have put the energy savings of their highly efficient homes front and center in the American psyche in the last 15 years, the waste that’s created building them gets far less attention.