Post-frame construction is an engineered wood-frame building system that meets UBC and IBC standards. Post-frame buildings feature large, solid sawn posts or laminated columns instead of wood studs, steel framing, or concrete masonry. They transfer loads to the ground or surface-mounted to a concrete pier or masonry foundation, and may use plastic barrier systems for enhanced protection of wood and concrete posts or piers.Learn More About Post-Frame
NFBA is a non-profit trade association that promotes the interests of the post-frame construction industry and its members. The association’s members are primarily post-frame builders, suppliers, manufacturers, building material dealers, code and design professionals, and structural engineers.Learn More About Post-Frame
For nearly 50 years, the National Frame Building Association (NFBA) has represented the interests of builders, suppliers, distributors, academics, and code and design professionals serving the U.S. post-frame industry. Its mission is simple: Members working together to help build your post-frame business.Learn More
The Frame Building Expo is the premier event for post-frame professionals. From the industry’s leading companies exhibiting their latest innovations to the largest selection of post-frame education available to entertaining social opportunities – the Frame Building Expo is the single largest event purely dedicated to post-frame.Learn More
Whether it's building innovative structures that exceed customer expectations, demonstrating excellence on the job site, providing outstanding service to the post-frame industry or showing a tireless commitment to safety - NFBA members are some of the hardest working men and women around.Learn More
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The National Frame Building Association (NFBA) has published a customizable Safety Manual for its members. The template was developed by NFBA's Safety Committee for post-frame contractors to address their company's specific safety needs.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations are updated frequently, and the frame building industry standards are continuously subject to developments in technology, products, and equipment. The most important directive, no matter the size of the business, is to train employees in hazard recognition and protective equipment. As job sites are changing constantly, workers need to identify hazards as they arise.
In response to daily safety challenges faced in the industry, general guidance is provided for post-frame contractors to develop safety rules and programs for items that 1) should be part of the safety program but don't require training of employees, 2) require training for work on all post-frame construction sites, and 3) require training but may not be part of the work on all post-frame construction sites.
The NFBA’s Safety Manual, which is available now to NFBA members only, addresses every conceivable issue, from fall protection to fire safety to prevention of mobile phone distraction.
Safety for the men and women on the job sites is always a top priority. Be sure to get the Safety Manual and use it!
NFBA Safety Manual is available to be purchased online by Members & Non-Members, get the Safety Manual >