FN November 2013

Frame Building News - November 2013 CoverThe November 2013 Issue of Frame Building News looks at award winning horse barns.

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Construction Backlog Indicator remains unchanged in 3rd Quarter

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the economy gradually recovers, nonresidential construction spending remains unchanged—a good sign the downturn in the industry has stopped, according to the Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) produced by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), which remained nearly unchanged between the second and third quarters of 2013. CBI Map of Regions and Backlog...

NFBA Frame Building Expo to expand trade show due to demand

The National Frame Building Association has announced that the annual Frame Building Expo has SOLD OUT of existing booth space for its trade show in Nashville, Ten. It is subsequently expanding its space to add new booth and floor traffic capacity! The buzz about the 2014 Expo has been in the air for months,...

Crew Foreman of the Month: Making clients want you back

– BY LINCOLN BRUNNER – He might not have known it at the time, but TJ Moen got a rare gift one day during his high school building trades class: the knowledge that he was good at something. One day on a building site during class, another student asked the instructor a question. The...

Redesigned Building of the Year Awards Program for post-frame builders

NFBA builder members will benefit from an expanded, redesigned Building of the Year (BOY) Awards program in 2013. At its summer meeting, the NFBA membership committee identified a need to restructure the BOY categories in order to be able to recognize a greater number of exceptional post-frame buildings. Benefits of winning• Winners are recognized...

Safety update: Hazard Communication Standard deadlines, requirements

– By Gary Auman, Legal Counsel for NFBA – The first compliance deadline for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s new Hazard Communication Standard is fast approaching. All employers are required to have all employees trained on the new label requirements and the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format by December 1, 2013. A fact...

PFMI Update: Post frame’s opportunity continues to grow

NFBA recently commissioned the second annual Post-Frame Market Sizing Model Report from FMI Corporation to assess the U.S. post-frame market. FMI, a market research firm specializing in construction, identified key trends and drivers, evaluated historical and expected growth trends and estimated the current and projected volume of prime building components.    Key findings from...