Framers Council Headlines

In this podcast, host Dean Wehrli and John Burns Real Estate Consulting’s own Senior Vice President Jody Kahn and Senior Manager Devyn Bachman take us on a quick history trip from the pre-COVID past to the up-to-the-minute present.

Due to health and safety concerns and ongoing travel restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) today regretfully announce that the 8th annual Design & Construction Week® (DCW) featuring NAHB’s International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS) will no longer be an on-site event.

Earlier this year, we published the article “eBook: How to Create a Safer, Drug-Free Workplace” that explained some simple steps to follow in creating a safer work environment.

During the National Association of Home Builders’ Building Systems Week last week, the group highlighted a number of key themes going forward for the offsite construction industry: education, access to resources, and opportunities to help builders overcome challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has received a Pro Tool Innovation Award (PTIA) in the Drills/Drivers-Decking, Cordless category for its Quik Drive® PRO200SG2 multipurpose system.

The National Framers Council’s (NFC) safety committee is pleased to announce version 4.1 of FrameSAFE, which reflects member feedback to include new modules on Near-Miss Reporting (section 2) and Crane Operations (section 5).

Gene Toombs, who grew St. Louis-based MiTek into a billion-dollar company during his tenure, died over the weekend while traveling in Brunswick, Georgia. He was 79.

New single-family home sales surged in August, as housing demand was supported by low interest rates, a renewed consumer focus on the importance of housing, and rising demand in lower-density markets like suburbs and exurbs.

Builders FirstSource has confirmed that veteran LBM executive Jim Stockman has joined the pro dealer. 

To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.