FN August 2011

Frame Building News - August 2011 CoverThe August 2011 Issue of Frame Building News tells how to work with horse owners

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Plus-size project

Post-frame beats out other building systems for storage facility There’s big … and then there’s big. Earlier this year, CDA Structures completed a rather large post-frame building. In fact, Brian Eiter of CDA believes it may be the largest post-frame building in the Northwest and anywhere along the West Coast. CDA Structures of Coer...

Frame Building News August 2011

Appeasing horses — and their owners

Working together results in award winning projects By Sue Marquette Poremba When it comes to barns, horse owners know exactly what they want. For example, William Rudolph of Morton Buildings in Lake Wales, Fla., says a horse owner came to his office with a picture of a barn she saw in South Africa. “She...

PFMI Update: Life cycle analysis and cost

Quantifying post frame’s sustainability By Daniel Hindman, PhD. Green building is one of the most dynamic market forces in construction today. Post-frame buildings are considered sustainable, but until very recently little documentation existed on the energy efficiency and the reduced impact on the environment created by post-frame buildings. However, members of the Technical and...

Educating the masses … on post-frame

Growing post frame’s marketshare with PFMI By Larry Edema, Chair, NFBA Board of Directors I believe that educating the design community about post-frame construction — and reaching out to these professionals in every possible way — is the right direction for our industry. The Post-Frame Market Initiative, through the collective efforts of the National...

Getting in compliance

Adjusting to changing safety requirements for fall protection By Gary Auman, Legal counsel for NFBA This is the first of a series of articles on various business related legal topics for all contractors, but which should provide important information for small post-frame contractors. While many of us would like to ignore the myriad regulations...