Construction

The tables are intended as a practical tool to assist contractors in the selection of footing widths and the determination of the quantity of wood studs required for supporting the end reactions of beams, girders, and/or headers. 

Considering all elements of the floor and how they work together can allow for predictable performance and happier homeowners.

On Monday, June 4, 2018 Habitat for Humanity of Washington County (Habitat) welcomed a group of professional volunteers from the National Framers Council (NFC). NFC volunteers participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz 2018 the week of June 4-8.

OSHA is moving to finalize changes to its crane operator certification requirements, according to a proposed rule published in the May 21 Federal Register.

Jim Hallada’s journey into the framing industry begins when he was a welder living in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin.

Sobering statistics about the top causes of workplace injuries and fatalities provide the foundation for NFC’s recent work with OSHA to develop safety posters as part of its partnership in the 2018 Safe+Sound Campaign, coming the week of August 13-19.

On May 7-11, construction crews across the nation took part in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down, an annual opportunity for framers to discuss safety with their employees and emphasize the importance of fall prevention. 

Lay-On Gables are an opportunity for component manufacturers.

Open web trusses are the ideal match with a sprinkler system, maximizing use of space and making installation easy.

Bruce Jones, a turnkey contractor in Hanover, Pennsylvania, has been in the wall panel industry for over 30 years. He estimates that in 2017 his company built over 80 miles of walls. That experience has taught Bruce a number of ways to make a better panel