Framers Council

America’s housing market is starting to heat up and provide some pep for an economy held back by lukewarm manufacturing.

The new STH Adjustable Strap Hanger Series from Alpine features 17 easy-to-install products that provide unparalleled performance and versatility on the jobsite.

The pace of housing construction slowed in May, after a post-winter rebound in April. However, forward-looking indicators, most notably the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index and the expansion of housing permits, suggest more growth ahead.

MiTek will announced tomorrow the release of a new USP Structural Connectors product, the FA4 Foundation Anchor.

Q.I can see the value in advanced framing in terms of reduced thermal bridging, better insulation, and savings in framing lumber. But I've hesitated to get serious about it because I worry that the absence of some familiar framing member is going to make life more difficult for the trim guys.

Most Americans continue to support legal status for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. according to a survey done in May by the Pew Research Center.

As part of the FrameSAFE Safety Program, NFC created a Jobsite Safety Poster to communicate OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard pictograms to your employees.

Members of the National Framers Council (NFC) Steering Committee were invited to attend the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Safety & Health Committee meeting in Washington, DC, that occured this past Friday, June 5, 2015,.

This report provides details for attaching a 2" nominal lumber deck ledger to residential floor systems constructed with metal plate connected wood (MPCW) floor trusses.

Home builders and other employers that rely heavily on independent contractors have asked Congress to stop the Labor Department from awarding grants that are used to investigate suspected misclassification of workers as contractors rather than employees.