Frame Building Expo schedule

Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27
Monday, 1 – 5 p.m., and Tuesday,
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Building Post-Frame Profit: Focus on Strategic Planning — Gerry Richardson and Ken Kistler
Will cover marketing, planning and budgeting, pricing, employee manuals, incentive programs, and forms that help plan and monitor profit margin.

Tuesday, February 27
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
OSHA 10-Hour Course
Tim Roberts, The Safety Alliance
Individuals completing the class will receive a certificate and 10-hour OSHA card.

Wednesday, February 28
7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Fasteners Direct

8 – 9:30 a.m.
Opening Session/Keynote Address
“Why Most Marketing Stinks — and How Yours Can Smell Like Money!”
“Most marketing stinks” is a strong statement, but unfortunately it’s the truth, and sometimes the truth hurts! Jack Sims’ observations are based on his experience founding two successful national companies.

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Morning Beverage Break
Sponsored by Arch Wood Protection

9:45 – 10:35 a.m.
Post-Frame Sales and Marketing Strategies
Don Nelson of Wick Buildings will discuss successful strategies to sell post-frame buildings.
The Effect Soil Backfill has on Post-Foundation Strength and Stiffness
Find out what effects particle size and distribution, moisture content, density, and depth below grade have on the long-term performance of buildings.
Exhibitor Showcase Sessions
Metal Roofing Panel Options and Installation Practices — Metal Sales
Structural Insulated Panels and Building Packages — Energy Panel Structures

10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Build Your Post-Frame Business Name into a Big Brand
Based on Jack Sims’ book, this session will help those who want to move their products, goods, and services to become the brand leader in their category.
Designing for Energy Efficiency
Prof. Bob Fehr of the University of Kentucky will discuss factors that affect energy efficiency, as well as energy standards and related codes.
Exhibitor Showcase Sessions
An Overview of Paint Warranties — Akzo Nobel Coatings
Production, Application and Performance of Hot-Dipped Galvanized and Galvalume Panels — Central States Mfg.

11:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Awards Luncheon (Ticketed Event)
NFBA will present the Building of the Year Awards, the Bernon Perkins Industry Award, Honorary Member Award, and Gail Miller Safety Award. Also, find out who will next be placed in the Rural Builder Hall of Fame.

2 – 6 p.m.
Trade Show Open
Prize drawings every day on the show floor — you must be present to win!

2 p.m.
Applications for Post-Frame
Architects, engineers, building code officials, students, and others unfamiliar with post-frame can earn 1 AIA CES continuing education learning unit by attending this course presented by Dave Caudill.

5 p.m.
Best Booth Contest
Hand in your ballot for the best booths on the trade show floor before 5 p.m., and qualify to win the day’s big prize!

6 – 8 p.m.
The Builder Brothers Musical Comedy Show
Sponsored by P-2000 Insulation, Perka Building Frames, Fasteners Direct, H&H Metals, Metal Sales Manufacturing, and MWI Components
Enjoy a special hospitality function open to all Expo attendees, featuring a high-energy, good clean comedy act that will keep you laughing!

8 p.m.
Plyco Hospitality
Sponsored by Plyco
Enjoy entertainment, food, and beverages from your friends at Plyco.

Thursday, March 1
7:30 – 8 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Fabral

8 – 8:50 a.m.
NFBA Annual Business Meeting

9 – 9:50 a.m.
Markup and Profit
Construction business expert Michael Stone is a regular columnist for Rural Builder magazine. Based on his book, “Markup and Profit: A Contractors Guide,” this session includes how to determine overhead and profit margins.

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Morning Beverage Break
Sponsored by Advanced Post Frame Systems

10 – 10:50 a.m.
Risk Management and OSHA Standards Applicable to Post-Frame
Gary Auman will discuss how to identify and control your liability.
Recommended Post Embedment Techniques
Find out which methods are recommended for post-frame buildings from Prof. David Bohnhoff of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Exhibitor Showcase Sessions
Cool Metal Roofing: Why it’s important to you — Fabral
Computerized Design and Estimating for Post-Frame Buildings — Luxwood Corp.

11 – 11:50 a.m.
R-Values and Thermal Performance of Reflective Insulation, Radiant Barriers and IRCCs
Learn about R-Values and their test methods, and how thermal performance of insulation products and systems can impact energy efficiency.
Use of Structural Steel in Post-Frame
Find out how to successfully integrate post-frame and heavy steel.
Exhibitor Showcase Sessions
Creating a Strong Business Partnership to Grow Your Business — Wick Buildings
Metal Wall and Roofing Panel Warranties — McElroy Metal

Noon – 4:30 p.m.
Trade Show Open
Prize drawings every day on the show floor — you must be present to win!

3 p.m.
Nail Pounding Competition
Sponsored by Maze Nails

3:30 p.m.
Screw Driving Competition
Sponsored by Atlas Bolt & Screw

4:30 – 6 p.m.
Christians in Construction
Sponsored by Borkholder Buildings and Supply, FBi Buildings, Hanover Building Systems, Kistler Buildings, McElroy Metal, National Barn Company, Rigidply Rafters, and Timber Tech Engineering
Friends of all faiths are welcome for this event, featuring The Needhams.

6 – 9 p.m.
Wheeling Jamboree
Sponsored by Wheeling Corrugating
Rock on with live music, food, and beverages compliments of Wheeling.

Friday, March 2
7:30 – 8 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by American Building Components

8 – 8:50 a.m.
Using Engineering Expertise in Your Business
Prof. Doug Overhults of the University of Kentucky will describe how your company may most efficiently use engineering professionals to avoid building failure and stay profitable.
Analyzing Diaphragm Test Data for Advanced Design
Find out about the latest in NFBA-funded diaphragm research by Prof. Gary Anderson of South Dakota State University.
Exhibitor Showcase Sessions
Practical Roofing Applications and Marketing Strategies — Decra Roofing Systems
Exhibitor Showcase Introduction to Roll Forming — ASC Machine Tools

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.
Morning Beverage Break
Sponsored by American Building Components

9 – 9:50 a.m.
Bidding and Managing Commercial and Public Projects
The commercial market holds great promise for the post-frame industry, and NFBA will be conducting a marketing program to encourage growth of post-frame further in the sector.
New TPI Truss Bracing Standard
Aaron Halberg of Halberg Engineering and Brent Leatherman of Timber Tech Engineering represented post-frame industry interests in creating the new Truss Design Standard ANSI/TPI 1-2005.
Small Builder Forum
Small builders share many of the same problems. Learn some new solutions and ask you own questions at this panel discussion. Those interested in serving on the NFBA Board of Directors or an NFBA committee will also find out how they may get involved.
Exhibitor Showcase Session
Differences in 29-Gauge Painted Steel Roofing and Siding Products — American Building Components

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Trade Show Open
There are prize drawings every day on the show floor, and we’re saving the best for last — you must be present to win!

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