“Turnkey framing subcontractors are finding themselves in a bind as the cost of raw materials increase, or become scarce, but their contracts with the general contractor don’t give them much of an ability to escalate their payment terms in an equitable way,” says Kent Pagel, legal counsel for SBCA and the National Framers Council (NFC).
The construction industry’s use of independent contractors and subcontractors, even sub-subcontractors, is standard practice.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it intends to withdraw the independent contractor final rule issued on Jan. 7, 2021, and rescind a current rule on joint employer relationships under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which took effect on March 16, 2020.
Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced today the launch of its Titen HD Washer Head screw anchor, a heavy-duty screw anchor for use in cracked and uncracked concrete and masonry.
March 15 was the deadline outlined in Executive Order 13999 for OSHA to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19.
The SBCA’s National Framers Council (NFC) is a member of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC), which is made up of 30 trade associations from all sectors of the construction industry, including commercial building, heavy industrial production, home building, road repair, specialty trade contractors, material suppliers, and construction equipment manufacturers.
ZIP System Vapor Permeable (VP) Tape is the newest innovation in the ZIP System product line of flashing solutions from Huber Engineered Woods.
If any first-time home buyers were on the fence about taking a more traditional starter home path to homeownership in 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic brought into focus the way they viewed homes and what they really wanted for a dream home.
Analysts from John Burns Real Estate Consulting shared their forecasts and analysis for the housing market and building products sales — including a review of hot spots in housing.
Despite massive coronavirus-induced layoffs over the past 12 months, construction employees are becoming harder to find and more expensive, a new report found.
By looking at the timing of injuries, the hope is that companies will be able to reduce their number which in the construction industry is especially high.
Lumber prices are at an all-time high, driven up by surging demand amid a supply chain coordination squeeze, production limitations, and a pesky beetle.
Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced today the release of its new Strong-Wall® high-strength wood shearwall (WSWH), a versatile, high-performance solution for lateral-force resistance in light-frame residential and commercial construction.