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Today’s workforce is different than what it looked like 5 years ago. Baby boomers are getting older and new generations are filling more positions.

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced a new line of Strong-Drive® WSV Subfloor screws designed to reduce driving torque, increase installation speed and nearly eradicate the squeaking caused by poorly fastened subfloor sheathing.

With the launch of its new website, www.trussway.com, Trussway Manufacturing, the leading U.S. manufacturer of floor and roof trusses, peels back the layers to give building professionals, architects, engineers and property owners a more complete story of the value trusses play in single- and multi-family construction.

Construction workers are more likely to use drugs than workers in other professions, finds a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research at NYU College of Global Public Health.

Is a trend really a trend if it repeats year after year? That's a valid concern in the commercial construction world.

A recent article suggests few home construction technologies offer as much promise as panelization and prefabricated building components.

The National Safety Council is calling on employers to restrict cannabis use among workers in safety-sensitive positions – regardless of whether cannabis consumption is allowed by their state, in a new policy position released Oct. 21.

OSHA recently released a new video that explains how the inspection process is helping to keep workers safe.

A new construction startup that is promising to revolutionize the construction industry with a new low-carbon building material has opened a head office in Vancouver, and is getting backing from some big names in B.C.’s real estate and construction industries.

"Our team delivered an impressive performance in the third quarter, producing above market growth in sales volume driven by increases across all of our product categories," said CEO Chad Crow.