The National Framers Council (NFC) is excited to once again support OSHA’s Safe+Sound Campaign in a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs as a campaign partner. Just as safety training is an ongoing process, Safe + Sound is a year-round campaign. This year’s event, scheduled for August 12-18, is designed to “celebrate the successes of businesses that have implemented safety and health programs in the workplace.”
Chris Tatge, Executive Director of the National Framers Council (NFC), led a series of presentations in Texas converting stick builders to components. As a professional framer, Chris offers a unique perspective to show how roof trusses can be installed with greater efficiencies than stick-framed roofs.
The short answer is no, not according to the law. Why? Because the building official does not have jurisdiction over professional engineers. They only have authority with respect to enforcing the specific provisions of the building code that has been adopted into law.
Quick Tie Products, Inc. recently released a video narrated by Bo Creel, President of EPCI Code Administration Services and Chief Building Official of Panama City, Florida.
Will King, a custom home builder and owner of Alabama-based High Cotton Homes, has always been a hands-on kind of student. In many ways, it’s just how he was raised. Brought up on a farm in rural Alabama, he had to make stuff work, regardless of whether it was his job or not. This attitude translated to a valuable skillset when he and his wife decided to remodel their first home.
During a memorable week last summer, a team of extreme adventure videographers and LP product experts joined Captain Spencer Salmon and his crew aboard the MV Horizon in San Diego, and embarked on a twenty-two-hour boat ride to Guadalupe Island, off the coast of Mexico, a dive destination famous for the number and size of great white sharks that circle the island’s coast. The purpose of the expedition was to submit LP Legacy® premium sub-flooring to the ultimate performance test by building a shark cage and immersing it in the ocean.
MiTek has just received an Evaluation Code Report for the new Hardy Frame Cold Formed Steel Moment Frame and Cold Formed Steel Picture Frame products. Evaluation Code Reports enable designers to confidently specify “alternate building materials” not defined in the code, and they are accepted by the vast majority of building departments.
In December 2018, ANSI published new requirements regarding Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), formerly called Aerial Work Platforms. Manufacturers and end users of the equipment are required to come into compliance by December 2019.
The latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017) underscores the ongoing need for consistent fall prevention training throughout the industry:
- Falls are still a leading cause of workplace fatalities.
- The number of fall fatalities increased in 2017.
- The construction industry had the highest number of workplace fatalities.
Simpson Strong-Tie today announced the launch of the patent-pending CSHP high-performance coiled strap, the only coiled strap designed with a raised embossment for faster installations using fewer nails and shorter straps, resulting in reduced cost and improved jobsite efficiency.
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Simpson Strong-Tie launched the Strong-Wall site-built portal frame system (PFS) to provide designers, engineers, and builders in prescriptive markets with an easy way to meet code-defined wood wall-bracing requirements when building narrow wall widths.
A free report from the National Safety Council (NSC) reviews how employers can increase productivity and safety by reducing workplace fatigue.
Falls from heights remain the biggest cause of occupational fatalities in the construction industry. According to a report by the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program, 42% of deaths between 1982 and 2015 in construction involved falls; 54% of workers killed had no access to a personal fall arrest system; and 20% of fatalities occurred in the victims’ first two months on the job.
This year at the 2019 International Builders’ Show, TYPAR®, the industry leader in weather protection, let its Southern roots come to life. With a rustic bar scene, corn hole games and hatch prints surrounding the booth, there was no doubt that attendees were in for a Nashville experience the moment they stepped into the booth.