“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.

Framer Summit

October 22-24, 2018 • Wisconsin Center • Milwaukee, WI

Genial networking, lively discussion, and a palpable drive to build the National Framers Council (NFC) into an influential, standard-setting organization characterized the first annual NFC Framer Summit held October 23-24 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. READ MORE

During the summit, committees formed and goals were put into place for future action in a variety of areas. For more information about how to get involved, contact NFC staff.

Many thanks to our Sponsors!

Platinum

Shelter Systems logo   Simpson Strong-Tie logo  Trussway logo      

Gold

Eco Building Products and Wood Protection Technology Inc.
FastenMaster
Mid South Component Manufacturers Association

Silver

DAP Products, Inc.
Shelter Products, Inc.

 

"The summit is an opportunity to network with some of the most successful framing contractors in the country as well as to influence the direction the National Framers Council moves to help shape our industry.”

- Chris Tatge • Dynamic Construction • Madison, Wisconsin

Schedule of Events

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

7-9p

Meet & Greet Reception • Hilton Downtown Milwaukee • Wright Ballroom

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

8:30a

Opening Session • Wisconsin Center • Meeting Room 203 ABC
The Framer Summit will begin with an explanation of where the National Framers Council is going and where we think it needs to go. The first day of the Summit will cover topics related to the Business Practices Committee (Safety, Drug Testing, Worker’s Certification, Insurance Program, Marrying Contracts with Subcontractors).

9a FrameSAFE Version 4: Discuss updates, explain how to use the web based functionality, and present the FrameSAFE Mentoring Program.
Presenter: Chris Tatge
10a Legal Contracts: Discuss a boiler plate contract on a high level.
Presenter: Kent Pagel, Pagel, Davis & Hill, P.C.
11a Mitigating Risk: Monitoring daily safety practices, potential insurance program, and benefits of insurance framers do not take advantage of.
Presenters: Lock Curtis, Iron Risk Strategies LLC 
1-4p

BCMC Safety Summit • Wisconsin Center • Visit BCMC website for details.
Keynote speakers Brad and Dolores Gardner will share their personal experience of how small mistakes and unsafe work habits can have big consequences. This presentation will make your rethink the risks you take every day, and the role that everyone can play in workplace safety. This session will be followed by a panel discussion, "Executive Level Safety: How Involvement at the Top Affects the Bottom Line." While there is no cost to attend the Framer Summit sessions, you will need to register for BCMC to attend these sessions. Framer members of NFC receive the Component Manufacturer Member rate for BCMC. Registration includes access to exhibits during show floor hours.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

7:30a-12p

BCMC Educational Sessions • Wisconsin Center • Visit BCMC website for details.
Take this opportunity to hear BCMC Kick-off speaker Jeff Havens use humor to discuss the best ways to create an unbreakable culture of teamwork and mutual respect. The kick-off is followed by breakout sessions on a variety of topics. While there is no cost to attend the Framer Summit sessions, you will need to register for BCMC to attend these sessions. Framer members of NFC receive the Component Manufacturer Member rate for BCMC. Registration includes access to exhibits during show floor hours.

1-3p Framer Roundtables • Wisconsin Center • Meeting Room 203 ABC
The second day of the Summit will cover topics related to the Standards Committee (Scope of Work, Framing Tolerances, Design). The session will begin with an explanation of how the roundtables will work and an introduction of the group leaders.

 

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NFC Mission

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

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Site-Specific Safety Program

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