Framers Council Headlines

At the 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS), in Las Vegas, MiTek showcased how its Sapphire software can help component manufacturers address three industry concerns: the industry’s labor shortage, on-time project completions, and job site safety.

NFC President Pedro Loureiro of Nomad Framing recently provided an answer to the question: What’s in Store for NFC in 2020?

Do you conduct employee drug tests?  Is your testing policy in compliance with current drug testing requirements, especially as they relate to safety incentive programs and post-incident reporting?

Rhonda Leppert of Annandale Millwork and Allied Systems Corporation was selected as the recipient for the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) Women in the Building Industry 2019 award.

Construction software company HoloBuilder Inc. has announced a partnership with Boston Dynamics, maker of mobile robots, to develop SpotWalk, which the firm claims is a first-of-its-kind robotic document capture app for construction sites. 

Ving is set to attend and announce a new product, MICRO BURST QR Codes, at this years Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC 2020).

Building products manufacturer Huber Engineered Woods plans to establish operations in Dillon County, S.C.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established a revised National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in general industry, maritime, and construction.

In January, the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) announced its new “joint employer” rule, which narrows the definition of joint employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the federal wage and hour law.

Cost and availability of labor topped the list of problems builders faced in 2019, and is expected to return to the number one spot in 2020, according to special questions on the December survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.