Frame Building News

Frame Building News is the official publication of the National Frame Building Association and has more than 22,000 subscribers, most of which make their living in the post-frame industry. It covers news from the NFBA and its annual trade show and conference, Frame Building Expo. It is published five times a year.

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Timber Technologies LLC Achieves AITC Certification

COLFAX, WISCONSIN – Timber Technologies LLC has achieved certification by the American Institute of Timber Construction (AITC). | Certification distinguishes this Glue Laminated Manufacturer from many other manufacturing facilities by providing the highest quality glue laminated beams and columns to the agricultural and commercial markets as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation....

Union Corrugating introduces exclusive metal roof system warranty

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Union Corrugating has launched a new MetalProTECTION™ System Warranty available to the marketplace. This warranty is now available to homeowners when purchasing a new metal roofing system installed by a Union factory trained MetalPro contractor. When installation requirements are met, this warranty guarantees homeowners 10 years of labor protection covering 100%...

Big Ass Fans introduces Black Jack: “Airflow on the Go”

LEXINGTON, KY. – Customers said they wanted a portable fan big enough to provide serious airflow, but small enough to go wherever they need a breeze – indoors or out. Big Ass Fans® answered with Black Jack. Black Jack and its 6.5-ft (2-m) frame fits through standard interior doorways and plugs into any 110V...

The power of team: life lessons from former baseball pro Dave Dravecky

It’s baseball season and there isn’t anything about baseball that can’t be compared to life, be it personal or professional. Below are excerpts from keynote speaker Dave Dravecky at the 2015 Frame Building Expo in Louisville. He shared his journey from becoming a pro baseball pitcher to his career-ending battle with cancer, and life-lessons...

Money Talk: Managing Cyber Security Risks

by Mark Battersby – The recent headlines about Internet “hacking” and security breaches have focused on large retailers such as Target, Neuman Marcus and Home Depot and big banks like JPMorgan Chase. Unfortunately, fraud and financial data losses are not limited to retailers nor to one industry. Small rural building operations and businesses are...

AWC awarded USDA grant to research market for tall wood construction

LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct research on the fire performance of mass timber buildings. AWC will partner with the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Protection Research Foundation and the Property Insurance Research Group. The AWC proposal...

McElroy Metal releases updated Max-Rib brochure

BOSSIER CITY, La. – McElroy Metal has updated the brochure on one of its most popular through-fastened metal roofing panel profiles, Max-Rib. Available in four options, Max-Rib provides the best choice for project needs, depending on desired longevity, aesthetic appeal and budget. Max-Rib Ultra is manufactured from a Galvalume substrate with a PVDF coating...

Introduction to Structural Design of Wood Buildings offered at Virginia Tech

Introduction to Structural Design of Wood Buildings per the 2015 NDSVT Virginia Tech University September 30 – October 2, 2015 This course (15-hours, 1.5 CEUs), co-sponsored by American Wood Council, Virginia Building Code Officials Association, and Virginia Tech University, was designed for individuals who have never had the opportunity to learn wood design basics in...

Announcing the 2015 SIPA Building Excellence Award Winners

The 13th Annual Structural Insulated Panel Association Building Excellence Awards were announced during the association’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference in Tucson, Arizona. Winning submissions demonstrated exceptional performance in quantifiable energy efficiency using structural insulated panels (SIPs); design and structural engineering innovation; creative use of SIP construction; and environmental sustainability. The 2015 winning projects...