FN June 2012

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

SUBSCRIBE to Frame Building News

Browse all issues of Frame Building News

NFBA newsletter serves as snapshot of post-frame industry

One year ago the National Frame Building Association introduced a new benefit of membership — a member newsletter. This initiative was inspired by feedback from a group of members. They requested more frequent communication, and in particular, they desired to have more frequent updates on the association and the industry as a whole. A...

Chapter news from post-frame arena

Annual Ohio meeting  focuses on “Modern Frame Building” All were pleased with the program and turnout for this year’s Buckeye Frame Building Association’s annual meeting at the Dutch Heritage in Bellville, Ohio. The focus for this year’s program was “Modern Frame Building from the Ground Up.” Attendee numbers were up as folks came from...

NFBA membership offers stewardship

“And it’s why we’re an industry to be proud of” /  By John Fullerton, Heartland Chapter board member / We in the post-frame industry have a lot to be proud of. We can certainly celebrate the ingenuity of the post-frame building design itself — post frame provides what is usually the most efficient and...

Frame Building News cover June 2012

Research & Technology: Better fall prevention

Testing of fall arrest anchors connected to post-frame trusses /  By Daniel P. Hindman, Ph.D. and Lori M. Koch, M.S., M.F. / Falls are an ever present hazard on construction sites and account for a disproportionate number of fatalities and injuries on jobsites. In 2010, 635 fatalities were caused by falls (U.S. Bureau of...

PFMI — Working for you

Generous support and hard work continue For several years, the Binational Softwood Lumber Council has been a major supporter of NFBA’s Post-Frame Market Initiative, providing 50 percent of the annual funding for the program. In late October 2011, USDA secretary Tom Vilsack appointed 19 directors, all softwood lumber CEOs and industry leaders, to a...

From NFBA Chair: Association excited about opportunities

Working for you, your business, your industry — NFBA  / By Larry Edema, chair, NFBA board of directors The NFBA Board of Directors exists to serve you, our members, and to advance the post-frame construction industry. Whether you are a builder, manufacturer, supplier, distributor or code and design professional, your efforts to promote and...

Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Practices

OSHA’s March 2012 Memorandum By Gary Auman – On March 12, 2012, Richard E. Fairfax, deputy assistant secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum titled “Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Practices” to all regional administrators and whistleblower program managers (see www.osha.gov/as/opa/whistleblowermemo.html). This memo takes OSHA’s enforcement actions...