Author Archives: Sharon Thatcher

New Honeywell arrest system designed for working at heights on or above elevated machinery

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND — Honeywell has introduced the new Miller® Rigid Rail Fall Arrest Systems to provide workers with exceptional mobility and fall protection while working at heights on or above vehicles or elevated machinery. Featuring an open track design, … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Post Frame, Products, RB July 2015, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Tools and Jobsite Equipment | Tagged construction safety system, fall protection, Honeywell safety, Rigid Rail Fall Arrest System | Leave a comment

AWC awarded USDA grant to research market for tall wood construction

LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct research on the fire performance of mass timber buildings. AWC will partner with the National Fire Protection Association’s … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Frame Building News, Green Building, RB July 2015, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged American Wood Council, AWC, cross laminated timber, mass timber buildings, wood frame construction | Leave a comment

McElroy Metal releases updated Max-Rib brochure

BOSSIER CITY, La. – McElroy Metal has updated the brochure on one of its most popular through-fastened metal roofing panel profiles, Max-Rib. Available in four options, Max-Rib provides the best choice for project needs, depending on desired longevity, aesthetic appeal … Read more »

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Introduction to Structural Design of Wood Buildings offered at Virginia Tech

Introduction to Structural Design of Wood Buildings per the 2015 NDSVT Virginia Tech University September 30 – October 2, 2015 This course (15-hours, 1.5 CEUs), co-sponsored by American Wood Council, Virginia Building Code Officials Association, and Virginia Tech University, was designed … Read more »

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Announcing the 2015 SIPA Building Excellence Award Winners

The 13th Annual Structural Insulated Panel Association Building Excellence Awards were announced during the association’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference in Tucson, Arizona. Winning submissions demonstrated exceptional performance in quantifiable energy efficiency using structural insulated panels (SIPs); design and structural … Read more »

Posted in Buildings of the Year, Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Frame Building News, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, In the Industry, Industry Honors, Low Rise Construction, Recyclable, Renewable, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Sustainability | Tagged enercept, Energy Panel Structures, EPS, premier sips, sips, structural insulated panels | Leave a comment

NCI Building Systems named to 2015 Most Trustworthy Companies list by Forbes

NCI Building Systems, has been named by Forbes Magazine to its 2015 Most Trustworthy Companies in America list. The list, divided into Large, Mid and Small capitalization categories, ranked NCI as in the Mid-Cap category with a score of 91 … Read more »

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Schweiss Doors now offers a Build Your Own Door Kit

Schweiss Doors has designed a simple way for customers to build their own hydraulic doorframe without sacrificing Schweiss quality and unique design features.   “We realized the great demand for the popular Schweiss hydraulic door design and figured out a … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, Products, RB May 2015, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs | Tagged Build Your Own Door, hydraulic doorframe, hydraulic doors, schweiss doors | Leave a comment

MBMA-sponsored research looks into how metal buildings react to seismic activity

The demand for safer buildings that aren’t prone to topple in face of natural disaster continues to motivate engineers in the metal building industry. Jerry Hatch, P.E., offers Rural Builder readers an update on research projects that the Metal Building … Read more »

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Nonresidential Construction Employment Ticks up Despite Dismal Overall Jobs Report

Source: Associated Building Contractors “Today’s jobs report was a stunner and construction was not spared as the sector lost jobs for the first time in 15 months.” —ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. Nonresidential construction added 5,000 net new jobs in March, … Read more »

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The peculiar thing about a roof-only steel building

- By Eric Beavers – Kings were crowned because of it and cultures have been defined by it; history’s been made by it and wars have been started because of it; it’s shaped the borders of nations and today, TV … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, RB March 2015, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Armstrong Steel Buildings, Eric Beavers, metal building, roof-only structure | Leave a comment