Framers Council

Since FrameSAFE first rolled out in March of this year, 23 NFC Professional Framer members and 12 Skilled Subcontractors have subscribed to the program. As this bilingual, OSHA-compliant safety program is being implemented across the country, the feedback has been very positive.

What do skilled labor shortage and the reemergence of the housing market have in common? Together, they’ve perpetuated the need for higher-quality building standards.

CLP Systems has been a solution to help customers defeat hardware complexity in wood frame buildings by providing easier design, material savings, and quicker installation. Here are 4 success stories of how contractors used CLP Systems to stay under budget.

“Ladders are one of the most dangerous parts of the job,” Mike Nicolet, Site Supervisor said. “With FrameFAST, there were no ladders or nailers being used for truss to top plate connections now.”

Overall, 82 percent of wearable device users reported a positive impact on safety, as did 76 percent of laser scanning users and 70 percent of drone users.

The following infographic demonstrates why the right PPE is important when it comes to making sure workers go home safe every day, which is exactly the mission of the National Framers Council.

For Huber Engineered Woods (HEW), the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum sponsorship categories the NFC offer simply weren’t enough. Wasn’t there a way, HEW asked, to do more to support networking, training and industry safety efforts?

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion for a reminder that an effective safety culture is “about the heart, not the fist.” Wise words from NFC President and Safety Committee Chair Ken Shifflett of Ace Carpentry in Masassas, Virginia.

A new hinged roof connector by Simpson Strong-Tie makes it easier for modular builders to construct stick-frame roofs in the factory that will fold flat during shipping. Accompanying the launch of this new product, Simpson Strong-Tie has also released its new Connectors & Fasteners for Modular Building catalog.

The AdvanTech Subfloor Assembly combines subfloor panels known as the flat out best for a quiet, stiff floor with the polyurethane bond of new AdvanTech subfloor adhesive.