FN April 2012

Frame Building News - April 2012 CoverThe April 2012 Issue of Frame Building News introduces the 2011 NFBA Buildings of the Year.

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2011 Buildings of the Year – honorable mention

Nine buildings that received Honorable Mentions in the agricultural storage and/or workshops, commercial and institutional categories of the National Frame Building Association’s 2011 Building of the Year contest are showcased here. Each demonstrates the versatility and creative possibilities of post-frame construction. Feel free to contact the builders or owners to learn...

PFMI Update: A bigger slice

The National Frame Building Association’s Post-Frame Market Initiative is an industry-wide market development program intended to significantly increase the use of post-frame construction systems. Each post-frame builder’s slice of the business pie can be bigger if the industry is successful in increasing the size of the pie itself. And if the...

Can wood be used as a fire wall? Test proves it can

An hourly rated wall — rated as high as 3 hours — may be required to separate building areas or occupancy types to meet the International Building Code requirement for life safety. For architects, builders and engineers, this usually means using a rated 8-inch or 10-inch concrete block wall on a...