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QuickTie's Cable Tie Down Systems Are Straightforward to Install

Tue, 2017-06-13 17:36

QuickTie is a patented cable tie down system that is easy to install and cost effective.

Boise Cascade Celebrates 60 Years of Business

Tue, 2017-06-13 17:28

Boise Cascade Company announced today that it is planning a celebration of the May 1957 merger of Boise-Payette Lumber Company and Cascade Lumber Company and the creation of the name “Boise Cascade.”

CLP Believes Every Wood Frame Building Should Have This Product Installed

Tue, 2017-06-13 17:25

Two major challenges with taller wood frame buildings are the higher tension forces and increased accumulation of wood shrinkage as you build up. Both of these forces of nature cannot be stopped, but they can be compensated for with the use of innovative products.

DuPont Tyvek's Three New Flashing Systems Easier to Install

Tue, 2017-06-13 17:22

DuPont Tyvek launches three new DuPont Flashing Systems products in convenient, shorter roll lengths that are ideal for smaller jobs or single-use application.

Distracted Driving, Falls, Opioids Cause Spike in Preventable Death Rate

Tue, 2017-06-13 17:16

The preventable death rate in the United States is increasing despite an overall improving fatality rate, according to the National Safety Council’s 2017 Injury Facts publication.

OSHA Issues Final Rule on Walking-Working Surfaces & Fall Protection

Tue, 2017-06-13 17:09

OSHA has updated a final rule on walking-working surfaces. Under the new rule, employers have more flexibility when selecting fall protection systems that are most suitable for their workers.

DOL Steps Back from Guidance on Independent Subcontactors

Tue, 2017-06-13 17:06

The Department of Labor announced it has withdrawn informal guidance that was widely regarded as an Obama Administration crackdown on companies' use of independent contractors and of workers who in effect are employed by two companies jointly.

Mid-Atlantic Framers Discuss Benefits of Group Insurance

Tue, 2017-06-13 17:03

Framer members of the National Framers Council (NFC) in the Mid-Atlantic region kicked off the month of June by strategizing ways to manage their risk and reduce their insurance costs.

NFC Develops Topical Library Resource on Construction Fires

Tue, 2017-06-13 16:50

Large fires in Raleigh, North Carolina and College Park, Maryland garnered extensive media coverage this spring and raised concerns that the use of wood in large construction projects would viewed negatively as a result.

Framers Join OSHA in Focusing on Jobsite Safety

Tue, 2017-06-13 16:37

As a part of ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs in the framing community, the National Framers Council joined OSHA’s National Safe+Sound Campaign as a co-sponsor.

Video: A Fastener-Free Lightweight Framing System

Tue, 2017-05-30 11:29

Here’s the new SI-modular wood framing system, where the houses are constructed in timber completely without screws, by simply using interlocking connections in the installation.

CLP and NFC Announce the 2017 Framer Safety Contest

Tue, 2017-05-23 15:44

CLP Systems has partnered together with the National Framers Council and their FrameSAFE program to host the 2017 Framer Safety Contest, taking place June 5th – July 31st.

Super Anchor Safety Launches Horizontal Lifeline System

Tue, 2017-05-23 15:42

Super Anchor Safety is excited to announce the launch of a temporary/reusable 20’ Horizontal Lifeline System.  Up to 3 workers can utilize it the same time and the fasteners can be used for up to 20 installations.

Twin City Framers Cut Installation Time 60% with FrameFAST

Tue, 2017-05-23 15:37

TCF recently completed truss installation on the Liberty Crossing apartment complex outside of Minneapolis.  The project has 120 units with 40 on the top floor, requiring a total of about 1,600 truss to top plate connections. 

MiTek’s New ADTT-TZ Easily Solves Deck Tension-Tie Code Requirements

Tue, 2017-05-23 15:32

MiTek’s new Adjustable Deck Tension Tie (ADTT-TZ) effectively resists the lateral (horizontal) loads that pull a deck away from the house or structure. 

Balancing Safety & Productivity: If Either Wins, Both Lose

Tue, 2017-05-23 15:27

Balancing productivity and safety tends to enhance both, while letting either one triumph over the other will not only damage these efforts but also create collateral damage in other areas of the organization. 

Construction Company Owner Charged With Manslaughter in Worker's Death

Tue, 2017-05-23 15:25

The owner of two Brooklyn construction companies was charged with manslaughter on Wednesday because the authorities said he ignored complaints about a poorly maintained retaining wall that collapsed at a work site in 2015.

NFC Opens a Door With the Fenestration Industry

Tue, 2017-05-23 15:21

Last May, Chris Tatge, executive director of the National Framers Council (NFC) set out to provide framer insight by presenting at the Fenestration Manufacturers Association (FMA) 2017 Spring Conference.

NFC Member All-Tech Builds with YouthBuild

Tue, 2017-05-23 14:52

A television ad about the YouthBuild Newark project first sparked the interest of Jalsa Urubshurow, owner and CEO All-Tech Inc. in Monroe Township, New Jersey.

New Safety Tools Promote “Stop & Fix” Mentality

Tue, 2017-05-23 14:35

With its mission of “Work safely. Go home safely.” at the forefront, the National Framers Council (NFC) designed the FrameSAFE manual as a tool to help framers achieve the goal of providing a safe and healthy work environment for all employees


NFC Mission

NFC will develop standards for framing field operations and management to be used as industry best practices, nationally.

Become a Member Today!

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NFC Orientation Checklist

The FrameSAFE Orientation Checklist provides a safety overview for new employees.

Site-Specific Safety Program

The newly expanded version of FrameSAFE is now available! It includes four new modules, along with Toolbox Talks on dozens of topics and a site-specific fall protection plan template!

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