FN November 2011

Frame Building News - November 2011 CoverThe November 2011 Issue of Frame Building News looks at the escalating costs of safety’s legal aspect.

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Engineering doesn’t cost — it pays!

By Ronald Sutton, PE —— In the post-frame industry it is widely held that engaging the services of an engineering consultant is a big expense that should be avoided if at all possible. After all it is an additional expense … Read more »

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The excalating costs of safety’s legal aspects

November 2011

By Gary Auman, Legal counsel for NFBA —— Last issue, in the first of a series of articles, I discussed the current status of fall protection as it applies to post-frame contractors. The article addressed many of the more practical … Read more »

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PFMI work continues

The Post-Frame Market Initiative, with the support of NFBA members and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, continues to promote the use of post-frame construction in the light commercial market through education, marketing and research. In the August 2011 issue of … Read more »

Posted in Energy Efficiency, FN November 2011, Frame Building News, Green Building, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Sustainability | Tagged PFMI, post-frame education, post-frame research, post-frame testing | Leave a comment

An argument for fully engineered post-frame buildings

By David Bohnhoff, PE, PhD, University of Wisconsin —— In December 16, 2010, I met 66-year old dairy farmer Cyril Myren. He was sitting in an armchair in his house. He could barely move. Four days earlier he suffered two … Read more »

Posted in FN November 2011, Frame Building News, Green Building, Horse Barns, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame | Tagged engineered posts-frame buildings, post-frame, post-frame ag buildings | 3 Comments

What makes a good post-frame crew member?

With the current economic woes comes a high unemployment rate. Tom Flynn of Lynnman Construction says, “We have people stopping by our offices asking for work right now.” However, just because someone wants a job doesn’t mean he will make … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, FN November 2011, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame | Tagged employee retention, pole barns, post-frame | Leave a comment