Framers Council

The key concept for the WTO evaluation is defining what is a “fair comparison”. The USDOC used the “Differential Pricing Methodology” to examine whether the export prices were set in a manner that would be defined as unfair.

This step-by-step video provides quick, easy-to-follow tips on how to prevent windows from water & air leaks by properly flashing the window sill pan. This video is the first in a 3-part series on how to flash windows to help avoid leak paths.

California OSHA issued four citations and $75,750 in penalties to Accurate Comfort Systems Inc. after a worker suffered serious injuries in a fall from a 12-foot-high work area. Inspectors determined that the company allowed workers to stand on the ladder's top cap, and failed to ensure the ladder was secured and extended to the appropriate distance. The company was previously cited for these violations in 2017.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 300,000 work-related eye injuries leading to an emergency room visit occur every year, costing an estimated $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and worker compensation. To keep your employees safe and to make sure your revenue doesn’t end up as part of this estimate, getting employees to wear proper eye protection is critical.

The National Framers Council (NFC) is excited to once again support OSHA’s Safe+Sound Campaign in a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs as a campaign partner. Just as safety training is an ongoing process, Safe + Sound is a year-round campaign. This year’s event, scheduled for August 12-18, is designed to “celebrate the successes of businesses that have implemented safety and health programs in the workplace.”

Chris Tatge, Executive Director of the National Framers Council (NFC), led a series of presentations in Texas converting stick builders to components. As a professional framer, Chris offers a unique perspective to show how roof trusses can be installed with greater efficiencies than stick-framed roofs.

SBCA, in collaboration with the National Council of Structural Engineers (NCSEA), have teamed up to bring clarity to the International Building Code (IBC) on best methods for installing permanent lateral restraint and diagonal bracing of individual wood truss web members.

The short answer is no, not according to the law. Why? Because the building official does not have jurisdiction over professional engineers. They only have authority with respect to enforcing the specific provisions of the building code that has been adopted into law.

Quick Tie Products, Inc. recently released a video narrated by Bo Creel, President of EPCI Code Administration Services and Chief Building Official of Panama City, Florida.

Will King, a custom home builder and owner of Alabama-based High Cotton Homes, has always been a hands-on kind of student. In many ways, it’s just how he was raised. Brought up on a farm in rural Alabama, he had to make stuff work, regardless of whether it was his job or not. This attitude translated to a valuable skillset when he and his wife decided to remodel their first home.