Toolbox Talks are a key component in harnessing the benefits of safety training and maintaining an OSHA-compliant program. Taking five minutes a week to highlight common workplace safety issues and general tips for a safe, efficient jobsite can transform the safety culture of a jobsite, while greatly reducing the risk of an OSHA fine should an OSHA inspection occur.
If you don't believe the competition for labor is fierce, you should talk to Jase Prewett, vice president of construction at Brookfield Residential's Southern California office.
For the fifth year, OSHA has partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service to prevent heat-related deaths and illnesses.
In just two years, the NFC has witnessed a steady growth, covering 13 regions nationwide with Professional Framer Members doing business in more than 40 states.
Simpson Strong-Tie has partnered with Lincoln High School's Engineering and Construction Academy in Stockton, California in an effort to support students interested in entering the trade.
America’s housing market is starting to heat up and provide some pep for an economy held back by lukewarm manufacturing.
The new STH Adjustable Strap Hanger Series from Alpine features 17 easy-to-install products that provide unparalleled performance and versatility on the jobsite.
The pace of housing construction slowed in May, after a post-winter rebound in April. However, forward-looking indicators, most notably the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index and the expansion of housing permits, suggest more growth ahead.
MiTek will announced tomorrow the release of a new USP Structural Connectors product, the FA4 Foundation Anchor.
Q.I can see the value in advanced framing in terms of reduced thermal bridging, better insulation, and savings in framing lumber. But I've hesitated to get serious about it because I worry that the absence of some familiar framing member is going to make life more difficult for the trim guys.
Most Americans continue to support legal status for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. according to a survey done in May by the Pew Research Center.
As part of the FrameSAFE Safety Program, NFC created a Jobsite Safety Poster to communicate OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard pictograms to your employees.
Members of the National Framers Council (NFC) Steering Committee were invited to attend the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Safety & Health Committee meeting in Washington, DC, that occured this past Friday, June 5, 2015,.
This report provides details for attaching a 2" nominal lumber deck ledger to residential floor systems constructed with metal plate connected wood (MPCW) floor trusses.