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 more about the...

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 entire post-frame industry...

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 concrete foundation. But...