The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently issued revised regulations to the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
A team of carpenters are using 800-year-old techniques to painstakingly rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral.
Offsite construction continues to emerge as an innovative approach to challenges that impact the home building industry, whether it’s effective response for disaster relief or reduced materials waste to cut down on costs.
Jess Lohse has been named Executive Director for the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA), starting September 8, 2020.
LP Building Solutions (LP), a leading manufacturer of high-performance building products, today announced it has awarded more than $95,000 in scholarships to the children of LP employees for the 2020–2021 school year.
Contractors tasked with protecting workers from the COVID-19 virus have greater awareness for engineered controls that enable increased personal hygiene.
In a recent article, “Safety Is a Top Priority for Framers,” Randy Hall of the White Cap Resource Center specifically calls out the National Framers Council’s commitment to its motto – “Work safely. Go home safely.”
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published new frequently asked questions (FAQs) for workers and employers about qualifying for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) related to the reopening of schools.
Builders FirstSource, Inc. and BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Builders FirstSource and BMC will combine in an all-stock merger transaction to create the nation’s premier supplier of building materials and services.
According to a recent EHS article about drug testing policies as they relate to the legalization of marijuana, “In a 2019 National Safety Council (NSC) survey, 81 percent of employers were ‘concerned’ about the drug having a negative impact on their workforce.”
In a sign that housing continues to lead the economy forward, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased six points to 78 in August, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced the Strong-Drive® SDPW Deflector screw line of fasteners designed to connect non-load-bearing, full-height partition wall top plates to trusses or joists while allowing for vertical movement without associated connector squeaks.
Chris Tatge started in the framing business as a teenager, helping his youth pastor who was general contracting his own home. By 21, he was signing his first contract to frame 26 houses over the course of a year, bringing on two employees to assist with the process.