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“Work safely. Go home safely.” 
The National Framers Council develops and implements
best practices to help ensure framers leave the jobsite
each day in the same health as they arrived.

Best Practices for Wall Panels

View all resources for Wall Panels

Heel Blocking Requirements and Capacity Analysis

SBCA has created this guide to review the basics of determining whether a heel block is structurally adequate to transfer in-plane lateral loads from the braced wall panel to the roof diaphragm.

Connecting Wood Trusses to Braced Wall Panels

In order for a building to resist wind and seismic forces, the roof and floor framing must be adequately attached to the braced wall panels to provide a continuous load path.

Guide for Handling, Installing & Temporary Bracing of Wall Panels

This document provides an industry-based best practice to general issues involved with delivery, storage, handling and installation of manufactured wall panels.

Vertical Sheathing Joints in Braced Wall Panels

This article looks at wall sheathing requirements in the building code and how it applies to manufactured wall panel design.

Wall Panels & Sealed Engineering

This article explores why wall panel designs don’t need to be prepared and sealed by a professional engineer.

NFC Orientation Checklist

The FrameSAFE Orientation Checklist provides a safety overview for new employees.

NFC Mission

NFC will develop standards for framing field operations and management to be used as industry best practices, nationally.

Frame Safe Logo Safety Manual Template

Site-Specific Safety Program

Version 4 of FrameSAFE is now available! It includes a new module on silica exposure, expanded Implementation Guide and a new, searchable online dashboard!

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