Frame Building News

Frame Building News is the official publication of the National Frame Building Association and has more than 22,000 subscribers, most of which make their living in the post-frame industry. It covers news from the NFBA and its annual trade show and conference, Frame Building Expo. It is published five times a year.

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PERC redesigns, improves buildwithpropane.com

Newly redesigned site makes it possible for professionals to easily find propane products, tools, and resources. WASHINGTON — The Propane Education & Research Council has re-launched buildwithpropane.com, a website specifically designed to help residential and commercial building professionals find propane … Read more »

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Sno Gem celebrates 20 years of innovation

McHENRY, Ill.– As Sno Gem® Inc. celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014, it is an opportunity to reflect on its journey from start-up to the forefront of the snow retention industry. Like many businesses, Sno Gem was born out of … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal Roofing, Products, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Metalmaster Sheet Metal, PV Cube, Smeja, Sno Barracade, Sno Gem, Sno Gem Junior, Wavelock | Leave a comment

AISI publishes new standard for the design of profiled steel diaphragm panels

S310-13 intended for use in the U.S., Canada and Mexico WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new standard: AISI S310-13, North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels. The new … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged acoustic panels, AISI, american iron and steel institute, cellular deck, composite deck with concrete, steel diaphram panels | Leave a comment

AISI publishes new test standards for S900-series

The AISI has revised and published 14 test standards in its S900-series, providing a complete series of updated test methods that supersede the previously published 2008 series. All test standards have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) … Read more »

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Levi’s becomes exclusive distributor for Uplift Plate for post-frame anchoring

Levi’s Building Components is now the exclusive distributor for The Uplift Plate post-frame anchoring system. The Uplift Plate was created by Bill Keller to significantly improve the strength, durability, simplicity of post-frame anchoring. For years, post-frame builders relied on rebar … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged anchoring wood into concrete, Levi's Building Componentns, post frame, post-frame anchoring system, Uplift Plate | Leave a comment

Schweiss Doors now has back-up systems for your door in case of power outage

Before placing an order for a hydraulic or bifold door, have you given any thought to how you would get that big, heavy door open in case of a power outage? This is an important consideration, not only for knowing … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Supplier News | Tagged backup power system for hydraulic door, bi-fold doors, hydraulic doors, schweiss doors | Leave a comment

ABC Economic Update: Construction Materials Prices Flat in July

“The weakening of economies in Europe, Japan and elsewhere has reduced demand for construction materials on a global basis.” —Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu. Overall, construction materials prices inched higher in July and are up 2 percent … Read more »

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Beatles Tribute Band, The Fab 4, to Play Opening Night METALCON Party

2014 marks the 50th anniversary that The Beatles played at the world-famous Red Rocks amphitheater in Colorado so booking a Beatles tribute band seemed like a great idea for the METALCON Denver Welcome Party. Plus, George is played by New … Read more »

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Construction Economists Optimistic About 2014 Commercial and Industrial Growth

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast Monday combining their … Read more »

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American Wood Council statement on USDA’s bio-based final use rule

WASHINGTON - American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued a statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Friday release of a final rule on the BioPreferred program. Among other changes, the new rule deletes the mature market language from … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Frame Building News, Green Building, Green Products, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Products, Recyclable, Renewable, Rural Builder Magazine, Sustainability | Tagged American Wood Council, north american wood products, robert glowinski, USDA BioPreferred | Leave a comment