Author Archives: Contributed

2017 Frame Building Expo call for presentations

The National Frame Building Association is seeking presentations for its 2017 Frame Building Expo. The Expo is scheduled to be held in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, March 7-10, 2017. You are invited to share your expertise and experience with your peers by submitting a proposal for an educational...

2015 Buildings of the Year named by NFBA

The announcement of the Buildings of the Year Awards is one of the highlights of the annual Frame Building Expo. A large audience gathered for the National Frame Building Association awards luncheon at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 10, 2016, to honor the winners of these prestigious awards for 2015....

APA Video Briefs address key construction tips and topics

APA – The Engineered Wood Association is reporting strong interest in its new series of short online “Video Briefs” that address key construction tips and topics. The videos, all under six minutes in length, are available for free viewing on the Association’s website, www.apawood.org, and YouTube channel. “We know that building professionals are looking...

2016 METALCON plans underway

METALCON plans are well underway. The 2016 METALCON heads to Baltimore this year, October 26-28. For the first time, METALCON attendees can take a 2-day Metal Roofing Installation Training Program and earn a MCA Metal Roof Training Certificate of Completion. The training program will be based on the recently published Metal Roof Installation Manual, developed...

National Framers Council rolls out FrameSafe Version 2 Safety Program

The National Framers Council (NFC) continues its work to develop and implement best practices to help ensure framers leave the job site each day in the same health as they arrived. Organized in June of 2013 as a council of the Structural Building Components Association, the NFC just released its second edition FrameSAFE Safety...

The solid safety program

– By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel – At the 2016 Frame Building Expo in Indianapolis, the National Frame Building Association recognized 12 member companies that have demonstrated a serious concern for providing their employees with a safe worksite. These companies recognized that a good safety program is the first step to having a...

Dynamic Fastener releases new Tool and Fastener Hand Guide

Dynamic Fastener just released the newest version of its popular Tool and Fastener Hand Guide. This one-of-a-kind gem provides many answers to common and uncommon issues that arise in the metal building industry. The 132 page full color publication, provides clear and concise answers to questions pertaining to fastener applications, engineering data, availability of...

2016 Gold Key voting has started!

Do you have a favorite post-frame or low-rise metal building supplier you’d like to see rewarded for the products and services your business has come to rely on? For the past 34 years, Rural Builder magazine has enlisted the help of builders to help select businesses that deserve some recognition. Companies that receive the...