In June of 2013 a small group of framers and component manufacturers met to discuss mutual goals within the framing industry. The outcome of the meeting was to begin a more formal dialogue and collaboration under the umbrella of a “National Framers Council.”
The National Framers Council (NFC) came to life as a council within the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA). With aligned missions, this gave NFC the ability to leverage the best practices and training work that SBCA had already created. The initial focus was on framing field operations and management to be used as industry best practices nationally with the ultimate purpose being to help ensure all framers leave the jobsite the same way they came to it in the morning. As a result, FrameSAFE was created and the first version released Summer 2015.
In mid-2021, SBCA and NFC began working on bringing the two groups together more often by planning events that incorporated programming of interest to both component manufacturers and framers, including the annual tradeshow (BCMC & Framer Summit) as well as SBCA’s long-standing Open Quarterly Meetings (OQMs). In addition, members of NFC sit on both the SBCA Executive Committee and SBCA Board and, in turn, SBCA Members actively participate in NFC Committees.