“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.

Best Practices for Roof Trusses

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Long Span Truss Installation

This guide addresses long span trusses (over 60 feet), which can be installed safely and efficiently but require more detailed safety and handling measures than short span trusses.

Sprinkler Loads on Trusses

SBCA has put together a guide covering the basic information that should be considered by the Building Designer and Truss Designer in designing the truss system for use with a sprinkler system.

Lay-On Gable Connection: An Analysis of a Toe Nail Connections

This guide describes a simple, cost-effective, toe nail connection between the lay-on gable frames and supporting truss system that is visible after sheathing is installed.

Truss Uplift Design

This guide will provide information to assist the building designer in deciding upon the appropriate analysis method for uplift due to wind loading.

Code-Compliant Construction of Conventionally Framed Roofs & Roof Trusses

This report looks at the differences between conventionally framed roofs and roofs constructed of roof trusses. It also explores the code compliance advantages of roof truss construction.

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!

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