Stay Informed: Resources, Essential Industries, State Orders, County Orders, NAHB Map, Lumber Map

“Work safely. Go home safely.” 
The National Framers Council develops and implements
best practices to help ensure framers leave the jobsite
each day in the same health as they arrived.

Subscribe to Framers Council Headlines feed
Framers Council Headlines from SBC Magazine
Updated: 1 hour 49 min ago

CDC Updates Mental Health Guidelines for Contractors

Sun, 2021-02-28 14:06

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its checklist for construction employers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and has asked contractors to consider the mental health and wellbeing of their workers.

SYP Fiber Plentiful, but Mill Capacity Maxed Out

Sun, 2021-02-28 13:05

The pandemic delivered an unexpected boon to the lumber industry.

Demand Prompting Commercial GCs to Build Houses

Fri, 2021-02-19 11:18

Plaza Construction, a New York City-based construction management firm that has mostly focused on commercial construction in recent years, has re-launched its luxury Plaza Homes division to meet surging demand in the sector as other nonresidential contractors pile into the red-hot homebuilding space.

Multifamily Forecast Points to Strength in 2022

Wed, 2021-02-17 14:47

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) said that it doesn’t expect multifamily construction to stabilize until 2022.

Huber Introduces Several Innovative Products at IBSx

Wed, 2021-02-10 10:33

Leading building products innovator Huber Engineered Woods has constructed its business on solving design and construction challenges by reimagining installation and assembly design to reflect industry desire to push efficiency and high-performance forward.

More GCs are Turning to a New Fire Suppression Method

Tue, 2021-02-09 12:47

A relatively new, field-applied fire suppression method appears to be gaining traction among general contractors.

West Fraser Completes $4B Purchase of Norbord

Mon, 2021-02-08 13:50

Norbord Inc. is being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange effective today, signaling the completion of its acquisition from West Fraser.

Industry Moving Toward National BIM Standard for U.S.

Mon, 2021-02-08 13:45

According to the AIA’s 2020 Firm Survey Report, the use of building information modeling software has increased significantly since 2005, with all respondents working in offices with 50-plus employees affirming the use of BIM in some capacity, including data sharing among project collaborators and stakeholders.

Solution Found for CA’s Pressure Treated Wood Problem

Mon, 2021-02-08 13:39

A possible solution to the treated-lumber concerns of lumberyards, home builders, remodelers and homeowners has arisen in California.

Private Residential Construction Spending Ends 2020 Up

Mon, 2021-02-08 13:33

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending rose 3.1% in December 2020 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $691.0 billion.

NIOSH: Framers Struggle with 5 of These 6 Risky Behaviors

Mon, 2021-02-08 13:28

Construction workers, who often face more physically-intensive tasks in on the job than most in general industry, are prone to engage in riskier health behaviors, according to new findings from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Labor Secretary Nominee Signals Strong Pro-Labor Stance

Mon, 2021-02-08 13:17

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, nominee for secretary of labor, said Thursday he supports several of President Joe Biden's workplace priorities, including safety and equity, during a mostly cordial confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate.

House Bill Signals Big Shift for Construction Contractors

Mon, 2021-02-08 13:13

On Thursday, Democratic lawmakers reintroduced the PRO Act, the sweeping labor rights bill that was passed by the House of Representatives last year. 

Simpson Designs New Corrosion-Resistant Screw

Sun, 2021-02-07 13:49

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, today introduced the Strong-Drive® SD Connector SS screw, a Type 316 stainless-steel fastener designed, tested and approved for use with Simpson Strong-Tie® stainless-steel connectors to provide excellent protection in severely corrosive environments.

OSHA Strikes New Tone in COVID Workplace Guidance

Sun, 2021-02-07 13:45

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued worker safety guidance for coronavirus protection programs on Jan. 29, requiring greater input from employees and enhanced mask protections.

Simpson’s Top New Productions, Innovations & Building Solutions

Sun, 2021-01-10 15:24

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, today released its annual Year in Review List, highlighting major new product launches, structural engineering solutions, and other industry innovations introduced over the past twelve months.

3 Questions to Ask Regarding an Employee Vaccine Policy

Sun, 2021-01-10 15:20

Last month, U.S. businesses got a moment of clarity on what may be the most important workplace storyline of 2021.

Possible Jobsite-Related Changes Under Biden’s OSHA

Sun, 2021-01-10 15:14

President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will no doubt bring changes to federal agencies, many with ramifications for the construction industry.

COVID-19: OSHA Adds 12 Ways to Protect Construction Workers

Sun, 2021-01-10 15:08

COVID-19 has posed additional challenges for the millions of construction workers in the United States, many of whom are without health insurance.

Workplace Mortality Increases; Slips, Trips & Fall Deaths Up 11.3%

Sun, 2021-01-10 14:53

A total of 5,333 workers died as a result of on-the-job injuries in 2019 – a 1.6% increase from 2018 and the highest number of fatalities since 5,657 were recorded in 2007, according to Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries data released Dec. 16 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Learn more about components and build faster, stronger and create less waste

NFC Orientation Checklist

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

NFC Mission

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

Frame Safe Logo Safety Manual Template

Site-Specific Safety Program

Version 4 of FrameSAFE is now available! It includes a new module on silica exposure, expanded Implementation Guide and a new, searchable online dashboard!

NFC is a council of the
Structural Building Components Association
SBCA logo