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DuPont™ Weatherization System Products Help Simplify a Complex Construction Project

Mon, 2020-11-09 13:01

This ambitious project covers three city blocks and consists of three construction projects being carried out simultaneously including two distinct mid-rise apartment buildings, and a cluster of townhomes.

2nd Wave of COVID-19 Impacts Construction & Results Aren't Good

Mon, 2020-11-09 12:53

A second wave of business impacts from COVID-19 is reverberating through construction contractors’ operations, and those consequences are getting worse as the pandemic wears on, according to the latest survey results from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

100 U.S. Reps Ask White House to Intercede on Lumber Shortages

Thu, 2020-10-29 16:26

Working in tandem with NAHB, nearly 100 Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Oct. 20 sent a letter to President Trump seeking urgent action on lumber supply shortages that have resulted in unprecedented price spikes in recent months that are threatening the housing industry and economic recovery.

Podcast: An In-Depth Look at the Housing Boom of 2020

Thu, 2020-10-29 16:17

In this podcast, host Dean Wehrli and John Burns Real Estate Consulting’s own Senior Vice President Jody Kahn and Senior Manager Devyn Bachman take us on a quick history trip from the pre-COVID past to the up-to-the-minute present.

2021 International Builders Show Will Be Held Virtually

Thu, 2020-10-15 17:29

Due to health and safety concerns and ongoing travel restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) today regretfully announce that the 8th annual Design & Construction Week® (DCW) featuring NAHB’s International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS) will no longer be an on-site event.

Builders Turning More Attention Toward Offsite Construction

Wed, 2020-10-07 16:56

During the National Association of Home Builders’ Building Systems Week last week, the group highlighted a number of key themes going forward for the offsite construction industry: education, access to resources, and opportunities to help builders overcome challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Simpson Strong-Tie Wins 2020 Pro Tool Innovation Award for Quik Drive® Cordless Auto-Feed Screw Driving Multipurpose System

Tue, 2020-10-06 14:08

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has received a Pro Tool Innovation Award (PTIA) in the Drills/Drivers-Decking, Cordless category for its Quik Drive® PRO200SG2 multipurpose system.

FrameSAFE v4.1 Adds Crane Ops, Near-Miss & More

Tue, 2020-10-06 13:59

The National Framers Council’s (NFC) safety committee is pleased to announce version 4.1 of FrameSAFE, which reflects member feedback to include new modules on Near-Miss Reporting (section 2) and Crane Operations (section 5).

Industry Mourns the Loss of MiTek’s Gene Toombs

Mon, 2020-10-05 15:44

Gene Toombs, who grew St. Louis-based MiTek into a billion-dollar company during his tenure, died over the weekend while traveling in Brunswick, Georgia. He was 79.

Charts: New Home Sales Pace Reaches 2006 Levels

Thu, 2020-10-01 16:51

New single-family home sales surged in August, as housing demand was supported by low interest rates, a renewed consumer focus on the importance of housing, and rising demand in lower-density markets like suburbs and exurbs.

BFS Hires Veteran Stockman to Oversee S. California Production

Thu, 2020-10-01 16:46

Builders FirstSource has confirmed that veteran LBM executive Jim Stockman has joined the pro dealer. 

CDC Issues Revised Guidance for Potential COVID-19 Exposure

Fri, 2020-09-25 11:39

To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.

DOL’s Revised Paid Leave Regulations Go into Effect

Fri, 2020-09-25 11:33

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).

Video: 800-Year-Old Method Used for Notre Dame's Trusses

Fri, 2020-09-25 11:25

A team of carpenters are using 800-year-old techniques to painstakingly rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral.

Building Systems Week Highlights Solutions to Current Crises

Wed, 2020-09-16 16:28

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.

SBCA Announces Lohse as New Executive Director

Wed, 2020-09-09 13:13

Jess Lohse has been named Executive Director for the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA), starting September 8, 2020. 

LP Awards $95,000 in College Scholarships to Children of Employees for the 2020–2021 Academic Year

Tue, 2020-09-08 11:16

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.

Free Respiratory Protection Video Available from OSHA

Tue, 2020-09-01 09:53

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, respiratory protection has become a topic of utmost importance.

4 Tips to Prevent Eyeglass Fogging

Tue, 2020-09-01 09:45

Contractors tasked with protecting workers from the COVID-19 virus have greater awareness for engineered controls that enable increased personal hygiene.

NFC Recognized for Promoting ‘Safe Frame of Mind’

Tue, 2020-09-01 09:38

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.” 

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