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Deadline Approaching to Submit Injury & Illness Summary Data

Sun, 2021-01-10 14:48

OSHA is reminding employers to submit their 2020 Form 300A data by March 2.

How the Latest COIVD-19 Relief Packages May Benefit Framers

Sun, 2021-01-10 14:42

The term “construction” appears 636 times in the $908 billion pandemic relief package and $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump at the end of December.

Construction Material Shortages to Continue in 2021 Q1

Sun, 2021-01-10 14:38

Commercial contractors continue to battle material shortages brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Q4 2020 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index.

Private Residential Spending Continues to Grow

Sun, 2021-01-10 14:31

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending rose 2.7% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $658.1 billion.

DAP Introduces Revolutionary Drywall Repair Solution

Mon, 2020-12-07 12:04

Caulks and sealants manufacturer DAP Products has introduced a new drywall repair product that allows contractors and remodelers to patch holes in minutes without spackle, sanding, or tools.

LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier Now Structural I for Walls & Roofs

Mon, 2020-12-07 11:58

LP Building Solutions (LP), a leading manufacturer of high-performance building products, announced today that LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier is now an APA Structural I Rated wall and roof sheathing.

More States Make Marijuana Use Legal

Mon, 2020-12-07 11:53

One big winner on election day was a dramatic expansion of the legal use of marijuana, which was granted by the voters in five states.

7 Ways to Prepare for Potential COVID-19 Construction Shutdowns

Mon, 2020-12-07 11:47

With COVID-19 surging out of control across the country, and daily death tolls approaching the highest numbers since the spring, many contractors are bracing for more government-mandated work stoppages on construction sites, similar to those ordered in the initial weeks of the pandemic. 

OSHA Offers Guidance to Frequently Cited Standards for COVID-19 Inspections

Mon, 2020-12-07 11:43

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance and an accompanying one-pager to help employers understand which standards are most frequently cited during coronavirus-related inspections.

Working in the Cold: Stay Safe When Temperatures Drop

Mon, 2020-12-07 11:35

Lost-time injuries and illnesses resulting from “environmental cold” spiked nearly 142% in 2018 – soaring to 290 cases from 120 the previous year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

NFC Highlighted as OSHA Safe+Sound Partner

Mon, 2020-12-07 11:25

In a recent edition of Safe + Sound Partnership News, OSHA turned a spotlight on the collaboration with NFC to create Toolbox Talks and posters on extension ladders, nail guns, step ladders, and distractions in both English and Spanish for Safe + Sound Week 2020.

Tightening Labor Market Pushes Further Drive to Offsite Construction

Fri, 2020-12-04 11:37

Experts from the offsite construction and components market said the labor market could get even tighter in the next several years.

Chart: New Residential Construction Continues Shift to Suburbs

Fri, 2020-12-04 11:32

A trend of higher demand for housing in lower-density areas reported in the second quarter National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) has persisted into the fall, as single-family and multifamily construction continued to overperform in lower cost markets like suburbs and exurbs.

COVID Follow-Up Study Suggests Demand for 11M New Homes

Mon, 2020-11-30 12:34

Home became everything when stay-at-home orders were issued in the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Americans’ attitudes about their present and future home needs continue to transform in the months since then.

Charts: Current Sentiment in Multifamily Market Rises Significantly

Tue, 2020-11-24 16:04

Confidence in the multifamily housing market continued to recover from its 1st quarter trough, with the Multifamily Production Index (MPI) rising to 48 in the third quarter (up from 37 in the second quarter and 27 in the first quarter), according to the National Association of Homebuilders’ Multifamily Market Survey.

Framer Uses Self-Erecting Crane to Install Components

Wed, 2020-11-18 21:14

US contractor Link Construction, based in Shakopee, Minnesota, cut the construction time of two new homes by three weeks by using one Potain Igo MA 21 self-erecting crane which could reach the entire jobsite.

BFS-BMC Merger Deal Receives Federal Approval

Tue, 2020-11-17 11:45

Builders FirstSource and BMC reported that they have cleared preliminary government approval for a proposed super merger.

SBCA Membership Ratifies Extended Terms

Mon, 2020-11-09 15:46

SBCA’s membership overwhelmingly supports 2020/2021 board resolution to extend Executive Committee member terms by one year. 

Norbord’s Insight on Recruiting Gen Z to Careers in Construction

Mon, 2020-11-09 13:17

Gen Z are defined as those under 25 and are currently entering the workforce and choosing their careers.

Trussway Asks: Do Trusses Really Matter?

Mon, 2020-11-09 13:09

I get asked all the time…what does it mean to have a well-built truss? Or, what’s the big deal if it’s off a little? After all, that’s what caulk is for, right? Not really.

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