Framers Council

Simpson Strong-Tie has introduced the new H1.81Z hurricane tie, designed to provide stronger connections between heavy engineered wood rafters and wall top plates.

McBride & Son Homes, Chesterfield, Mo. has chosen to use MiTek USA’s SAPPHIRE Build software solution.

MiTek USA just announced that its Hardy Frame brand now offers a range of seven products in a “full spectrum” offering of lateral-load solutions for light-frame, multistory construction. 

Simpson Strong-Tie introduces the new, high-performance BTH brick tie, a first-of-its kind, cost-effective product capable of connecting brick and stone veneers to light-frame construction across spans up to three inches, offering contractors and homebuilders an innovative solution.

Keep air and water out, and energy costs down, with DuPont Building Envelope systems for commercial construction.

Norbord Inc. is launching its second video to kick off “Thank a Framer” month this September. This video follows the process of manufacturing oriented strand board (OSB) from the forest to the construction site, paying homage to workers in the supply chain along the way.

In preparation, we would like to remind you of OSHA’s Hurricane Preparedness and Response Webpage, which outlines several links on employer preparedness and response and recovery. 

The National Framers Council (NFC) is excited to announce its inaugural Framer Summit to be held October 22 – 24 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in conjunction with the Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC).

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Hammers Construction Inc. and Montes Construction LLC after a fatal fall at a Greenwood Village, Colorado, worksite. The companies face proposed penalties of $177,893.

The most effective approach to reach safety excellence involves not just painting a picture of the desired state but creating a roadmap of how to get there, NFC's FrameSAFE can provide exactly that roadmap for framers.