“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 Floor Trusses

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Deflection Limits for Floor Trusses

SBCA has created guidance to help a designer in complying with manufacturer or trade association deflection requirements for a number of floor topping/covering related products.

Bottom Chord Live Load Concurrency and Truss Design

This best practice examines the discrepancy regarding concurrency of bottom chord live loads between ASCE 7, the IBC and the IRC and the correct loading for proper truss design.

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.

Attachment of Residential Deck Ledger to End of Wood Truss Floor Systems

SBCA has developed installation details for attaching a two-inch nominal lumber deck ledger to the end and side of residential floor systems constructed with floor trusses.

Floor Truss Ribbon Board Load Path

This guide will describe how a designer may ensure a continuous load path where walls are installed on top of bottom chord bearing floor trusses using a ribbon board.

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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