Events

Shows, conferences, expositions and calendar of events.

2017 IRE Has Largest Show In Its 62-Year History

The roofing industry was booming with energy and excitement as a record number of attendees filled the sold-out show floor at the 2017 International Roofing Expo (IRE). Taking place from March 1-3, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the annual tradeshow and conference drew a total attendance of 11,273 roofing construction professionals. “This was an...

2018 IRE Issues Call for Presentations Proposals    

The 2018 International Roofing Expo (IRE) is seeking researchers, educators, consultants, technical experts and industry leaders to share their knowledge and business expertise as presenters for the educational conference program. Taking place February 6-8, 2018, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, the educational program conference presents the latest trends...

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2017 Rural Builder Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

2017 inductees into the Rural Builder Hall of Fame were announced March 9 at the annual Frame Building Expo in Nashville. This year’s inductees include Glen S. Graber, Kenneth J. Guffey and Joseph Zulovich. Glen S. Graber Owner, Graber Post Buildings In 1971, Glen Graber began a carpentry business, and two years later was...

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Frame Building Expo Sells Out, Largest Since 2006

For the second year in a row, the National Frame Building Association’s Frame Building Expo has sold out of exhibitor space for the trade show. According to Gary Reichert, Sales Executive for F+W Media Inc. – the company managing booth sales for the show – the 2017 event is poised to showcase more exhibitors and square...

Metal construction engineer Bill Croucher named to Metal Construction Hall of Fame

Metal construction engineer Bill Croucher was named to the 2016 Metal Construction Hallof Fame at the 2016 METALCON awards ceremony. Croucher earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Structural Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He originally wanted to build bridges but spent his entire 45-year career in the metal construction...

Haydn Shaw Will Be Keynote Speaker at 2017 Frame Building Expo

Haydn Shaw, a noted expert on leadership, change, multiple generations in the workforce and ways to turn around negative employees and work environments has been selected as the keynote speaker for the Frame Building Expo. Shaw goes from hilarity to deep reflection, combining rich content with use-tomorrow tools that focus on how best to...

Post-Frame Building of the Year Entry Deadline is Dec. 1

Entries are being taken now through Dec. 1 for the 2016 Building of the Year contest sponsored by the National Frame Building Association. The contest, open to NFBA member companies, consists of 24 award categories plus a Judges’ Award. NFBA’s awards program allows builders to compete against builder member companies of comparable size. Each...

Registration for 2017 Frame Building Expo Now Open

Registration for the 50th Frame Building Expo is now open.  The Frame Building Expo is the nation’s largest annual trade event for post-frame builders, suppliers, manufacturers, structural engineers and code and design professionals. This year’s Expo consolidates the latest training, workshops and product information under one roof at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention...

Dec. 1 Deadline for Post-Frame ‘Building of the Year’ Applications

Applications are being accepted now through December 1 for the 2016 Building of the Year competition sponsored by the National Frame Building Association. Only post-frame buildings are eligible. The 2016 Building of the Year contest consists of 24 award categories plus a Judges’ Award. NFBA’s redesigned awards program allows builder member companies to compete...

PPG To Highlight New DURASTAR ULTRA-COOL Coatings

PPG (NYSE:PPG) will debut its newly reformulated DURASTAR ULTRA-COOL silicone-modified polyester (SMP) coatings and exhibit its flagship line of DURANAR high-performance coatings during METALCON 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Oct. 26-28. PPG also will host an “Oktoberfest Around the World” celebration at its booth during the event. Reformulated to meet the increasingly rigorous...