FN April 2014

Frame Building News - April 2014 CoverThe April 2014 Issue of Frame Building News introducesthe 2014 NFBA Buildings of the Year.

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PFMI surveys reflect progress with key target audiences

The Post-Frame Market Initiative, the market development initiative of the National Frame Building Association, has been working since 2007 to expand the use of post frame in the light-commercial market by targeting architects and building owners with education and marketing programs. PFMI employs a number of metrics to measure the impact of these initiatives...

Virginia Tech course addresses post-frame design issues

A May 21-22 short course at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., will address a number of wood-frame design topics to include several that directly relate to post-frame building design. “Advanced Design Topics in Wood Construction Engineering” will offer a buffet of topics often faced by wood design professionals, yet background data and references on...

Ron Sutton receives Perkins Award

At the 2014 Frame Building Expo in Nashville, the NFBA presented the distinguished Bernon G. Perkins Award to Ron Sutton of Morton Buildings. The award, given annually to an outstanding industry professional, was named after the man who furthered the pole building’s evolution from a temporary structure into a long-lasting one. The award is...

Crew Foreman of the Month: Jonathan Fisher

– By Jane Martinsons, NFBA Staff Writer – – Leading the Way in High-Quality Post-Frame Construction: Jonathan Fisher’s work and leadership win recognition – If anyone can spot a trend in post-frame construction, it’s Jonathan Fisher, a crew foreman for 13 years at Kauffman Metals, Bedford, Pa. Fisher, known for his strong leadership skills,...

Frame Building Expo Review

-By Beth Schaefer  NFBA Marketing Manager- Connecting People, Products and Purpose: Mission Accomplished! Yes, record-breaking. Things looked promising last fall: For the first time ever, we needed to expand the space on the trade-show floor to accommodate the number of new exhibitors. But nobody guessed the Nashville trade show would be this successful. More...

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NFBA 2013 Buildings of the Year announced

The National Frame Building Association has presented its Building of the Year Awards at the annual National Frame Building Expo in Nashville on March 6. The 2013 contest inaugurated two divisions for the award entries: the Experts Division (for companies with $0–6 million in annual gross volume) and the Masters Division (for companies with...