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2 New USDOT Rules May Ease Driver Shortage

Mon, 2017-10-02 11:09

In a move designed to help assist in reducing the shortage of drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed simplifying the process and cost for certain individuals to obtain a commercial driver's license.

OSHA Suspends Inspections in Hurricane Affected Areas

Mon, 2017-10-02 10:56

Planned workplace safety and health inspections in areas impacted by Hurricane Irma have been halted by OSHA, the Department of Labor announced Sept. 12.

MA’s Koopman Lumber and Doyle Lumber Merge

Mon, 2017-10-02 10:48

Koopman Lumber and Hardware has announced a merger with the Andover, Mass. based Doyle Lumber Company. 

Missouri Town Celebrates Stark Truss' Success

Mon, 2017-10-02 10:45

Twenty year is a milestone worth celebrating when a business has the strength to stand tall through a fluctuating economy, and Stark Truss’ Perryville location has weathered the bad times to see the good come back around.

Katera Confirms CLT & Glulam Manufacturing Facility in WA

Mon, 2017-10-02 10:40

Katerra, a technology company redefining the construction industry, today announced its plans to open a new factory in Spokane Valley, Washington, where it will produce mass timber products including cross-laminated timber (CLT) and Glulam.

Optimizing Safety Through Leading Indicators

Tue, 2017-09-26 15:03
In the past, the most common way to measure the safety performance of a business was to look at “lagging” indicators. The number of incidents and injuries would be metrics tasked with painting a comprehensive picture of the EHS performance of an organization, even if they entirely were based on historic data. Lagging indicators are easy to measure, but typically offer insight into the outcome of a process only after an incident has taken place. That means they’re rather tricky to influence.
 

NYC Construction Worker Plummets 28 Floors to His Death

Tue, 2017-09-26 14:54

Authorities are saying that a 43-year old concrete worker who plummeted 28 stories to his death on Sept. 21 probably fell through a hole in the floor at the Manhattan high rise.

No Excuses: A Safety Director’s View on Implementation of OSHA Standards

Tue, 2017-09-26 14:51

Change can be difficult, but managers and workers must realize that, when changes in safety requirements occur, it’s always in the best interest of the worker. All injuries in the work place are preventable; there is no excuse for a worker to sustain an injury in modern construction.

NFC Receives Harwood Grant for Development of Fall Prevention Education

Tue, 2017-09-26 14:46

The Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and its National Framers Council (NFC) are pleased to announce confirmation of approval for a Susan Harwood Training Grant through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Susan Harwood Training Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations to help fund the development of training and education courses for workers and employers exposed to workplace safety and health hazards.

How Insulated Concrete Forms Create Resilient Buildings

Mon, 2017-09-25 18:58

Insulated Concrete Forms from ZEGO Building Systemscan protect properties and people from the devastating effects of tornadoes, hurricanes, cyclones, strong winds and earthquakes.

Design Experts Detail Moisture Management Challenges at Openings

Mon, 2017-09-25 17:52

Two experts recently reviewed common sources of bulk rainwater penetration at and around fenestration components in building enclosures and discussed the responsibility of the architect to understand and mitigate these risks.

Atlas’ Roof and Wall Insulation Earns Safety Certification

Mon, 2017-09-25 17:40

Atlas earns prestigious GREENGUARD Gold Certification, giving designers, architects, and building owners a safer, greener option for roof and wall insulation.

SBCA Update

Mon, 2017-09-25 12:45

BCMC Update Headline

Mon, 2017-09-25 12:45

From Floor Trusses to IT: CM Focuses on Problem Solving

Mon, 2017-09-25 12:44

Interestingly, while John learned a lot about the industry at an early age, he didn’t always plan on pursuing a career in it.

GP Investing $100M in New Alabama Lumber Mill

Mon, 2017-09-25 11:51

Georgia-Pacific is set to begin construction immediately on a $100 million lumber production facility in Talladega, the company announced today.

New Study Explores Oversupply of Southern Yellow Pine

Mon, 2017-09-25 11:44

Nearly two-thirds of the South’s pine acreage is now in managed pine plantations and inventory volumes on the plantation resource have risen by over 34% during the past ten years.

Oregon Congressmen Support U.S. Lumber Coalition

Mon, 2017-09-25 11:39

Earlier this week, Oregon legislators testified on behalf of the U.S Lumber Coalition at a hearing with the U.S International Trade Commission about softwood lumber trade with Canada.

CFS Component Framing Saves Time, Nets Owner $100K

Mon, 2017-09-25 11:27

Because the framing system installed quickly, Kirchberger was able to take occupancy of his building and begin its rent cycle sooner. He netted, he says, a total of $100,000 in earlier rent collections.

Hurricanes May Raise Lumber Cost Levels to Record Highs

Mon, 2017-09-25 11:15

Natural disasters can be a boon for commodities used in the recovery efforts that follow—and if that holds true for lumber, it would add to a parade of factors that could lift prices to levels they haven’t seen in over a decade.