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best practices to help ensure framers leave the jobsite
each day in the same health as they arrived.

Infographic: The Factors Driving Lumber Costs

Editor’s Note: Lumber costs have reached all-time highs for component manufacturers and the infographic below from John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC) succinctly illustrates how it got here. As a note to this graphic, JBREC states, “Lumber prices are…driven by surging demand amid a supply chain coordination squeeze, production limitations and a pesky beetle…We expect lumber prices will remain elevated into 2022, but lower than today’s extreme rates. Capacity takes time to bring online.” SBCA would like to better understand and quantify the actual raw material cost increases CMs are confronting in today’s market. This information will help us develop future advocacy and education strategies. If you have received a material increase letter or realized a loss on a job due to material increases, please share it with us at

An infographic showing the rising of lumber prices


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.

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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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