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Majority of Americans not happy with construction firms’ phone manner

Only 21 per cent of American consumers are satisfied with the way construction businesses handle their phone calls, new research has revealed. The study of 2,234 people, conducted by audio branding specialist PH Media Group, found standards in the industry fell below the American average of 32 per cent. Insurance companies performed the best...

Largest CFS simulated earthquake testing at UC San Diego

The University of California San Diego along with its partners were preparing for the largest simulated earthquake testing for mid-rise cold-formed steel building systems (CFS) less than a week after a recorded 5.2 real earthquake took place in San Diego. Months of design and planning went into preparation for the June 15 testing. It included erecting the tallest ever CFS-framed test...

HENRY GETZ Winner of the 2015 Bernon G. Perkins Award

Each year the National Frame Building Association presents its highest honor to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary service to the post-frame industry. The Bernon G. Perkins Award, named after a pioneer of the post-frame industry who furthered the pole building’s evolution from a temporary structure into a long-lasting one, was presented to Henry...

Protect your online reputation

– By John Ryan, NFBA Director of Market Development – Think of that time you bought your new flat-screen TV or power tool or car. Chances are, you talked to friends and family, did research and even consulted online reviews to learn what other people thought of that same product. Do you think that...

Boral doubling manufacturing capacity to keep up with demand

Boral is doubling the manufacturing capacity for its TruExterior® Siding & Trim to help fulfill rapidly increasing demand for these exterior product lines. The poly-ash siding and trim are manufactured in Salisbury, N.C., where Boral recently added a 120,000-square-foot finishing facility. The expansion will ensure the company can keep up with the current pace of...

MBMA announces 2015 Manufacturer Safety Award Winners

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) annually recognizes metal building systems manufacturers that show exceptional commitment to assuring workplace safety. The Annual MBMA Safety Awards were presented at the MBMA Spring Meeting held May 10-11, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. “Last year, a total of 45 plant facilities participated in MBMA’s...

36 Mass Timber Conference videos available on YouTube

If you missed the Mass Timber Conference in March and want to discover more about current opportunities and obstacles for cross-laminated timber, nail-laminated timber, glulam panels, laminated veneer lumber, and other mass timber construction in North America, there are now 36 videos from conference workshops posted on YouTube. Topics range from fire safety challenges...

Steel Structural Products appointed exclusive manufacturer of USG framing components

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Effective June 30, 2016, Steel Structural Products (SSP), a division of Mill Steel Co., will exclusively license and manufacture in the Midwest, Mid-South, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast United States, all USG Shaft Wall and Area Separation Wall framing components, including: USG Shaft Wall System USG Area Separation Wall: -USG J-Runner -USG C-Runner -USG...

McElroy Metal redesigns Wave Panel to be installed fixed or floating

BOSSIER CITY, La. – McElroy Metal’s redesigned Wave Panel is now available as a fixed or floating panel. The Wave Panel is a 16-inch concealed fastener wall panel with 3/4-inch deep ribs, designed to be installed horizontally or vertically over a solid substrate or sub-framing to provide clean, visually appealing lines for both new...

Technology article examines seismic design coefficients for steel-clad wood-frame shear walls

A new technology article has been added to the Technical Resources library on ConstructionMagNet.com. The article, “Development of Seismic Design Coefficients for Steel-Clad Wood-Framed Shear Walls” examines the results of a study funded by the National Frame Building Association to test and analyze steel-clad wood-framed shear walls to develop seismic design coefficients needed by...