FN August 2013

/Frame Building News - August 2013 CoverThe August 2013 Issue of Frame Building News looks at installing wide span trusses.

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Crew Foreman of the Month: Yoder … achieving a higher standard

Keeping the customer and the crew informed and happy  /  By Jane Martinsons  NFBA staff writer  /   Clayton Yoder, branch manager at Quality Structures Inc., Haven, Kan., was smart to hire Jerry Yoder (no relation) in 2007 when the branch was just starting up. He knew Jerry to be a motivated and loyal...

Research & Technology: Building for energy efficiency

Thermal imaging of post frame and other construction methods  /  By John Fullerton /  This article is based upon a May 2010 report prepared for the National Frame Building Association by Double G Consulting (the complete report may be found at nfba.org/technicalarticles). The purpose of this study was to illustrate points of heat transfer...

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Wide-span trusses

Designing, installing per code compliance  /  By Jane Martinsons  NFBA staff writer  /  As post-frame construction continues to move into larger agricultural structures, and into the commercial market, it is imperative for those who design and build trusses to stay abreast of and compliant with codes and regulations. “This is particularly important when installing...

Become an NFBA Accredited builder

Enhance your prestige among customers  /  NFBA launched its Accredited Post-Frame Builder Program in 2006 as a vehicle for builder education and marketing. Today more than 55 NFBA member companies are accredited. To qualify for accredited status, builders must document their commitment in the following areas: • safety compliance• ethical and responsible business practices•...

Post-Frame Research: Seeing the forest through the trees

Research guides post frame through complex market  /  Even as the National Frame Building Association undertakes new initiatives to support the growth of post-frame construction, informed association members stand to capitalize the most on the latest post-frame market research. The maturing post-frame industry faces a complex set of issues. Post-frame builders are challenged to...

PFMI Update: Education pays off for post frame

By John Ryan, NFBA Director, Market Development “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin may not have had NFBA’s Post-Frame Market Initiative in mind when he uttered these words in the 1700s, but when applied to PFMI’s core philosophy, they could not ring more true. Education is a...

NFBA in forward motion

Planning and projects under way, including 2014 Expo  /  By Rick Hess  Chair, NFBA Board of Directors  /  The NFBA Board of Directors is moving ahead on several fronts — all with the purpose of serving the needs of NFBA members and advancing the post-frame construction industry. Planning for the 2014 expoThe National Frame...