Framers Council Headlines

Investors looking to bet on new ground-up apartment projects should be ready for delays and potential price hikes.

A relatively new, field-applied fire suppression method appears to be gaining traction among general contractors.

Norbord Inc. is being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange effective today, signaling the completion of its acquisition from West Fraser.

According to the AIA’s 2020 Firm Survey Report, the use of building information modeling software has increased significantly since 2005, with all respondents working in offices with 50-plus employees affirming the use of BIM in some capacity, including data sharing among project collaborators and stakeholders.

A possible solution to the treated-lumber concerns of lumberyards, home builders, remodelers and homeowners has arisen in California.

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending rose 3.1% in December 2020 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $691.0 billion.

Construction workers, who often face more physically-intensive tasks in on the job than most in general industry, are prone to engage in riskier health behaviors, according to new findings from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, nominee for secretary of labor, said Thursday he supports several of President Joe Biden's workplace priorities, including safety and equity, during a mostly cordial confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate.

On Thursday, Democratic lawmakers reintroduced the PRO Act, the sweeping labor rights bill that was passed by the House of Representatives last year. 

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, today introduced the Strong-Drive® SD Connector SS screw, a Type 316 stainless-steel fastener designed, tested and approved for use with Simpson Strong-Tie® stainless-steel connectors to provide excellent protection in severely corrosive environments.