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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Mill Steel to move Steel Structural Products Louisville operation to Indiana

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – Mill Steel Co., one of the nation’s largest distributors of flat-rolled carbon steel, has decided to consolidate its Steel Structural Products Louisville steel framing manufacturing operations and related corporate office to its Ports of Indiana, Jeffersonville service center footprint. Once complete it is expected that all 40 jobs will relocate...

A common mistake in treated wood selection for ground contact

– By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder Magazine – Colin McCown, Executive Vice President of AWPA (American Wood Protection Association), cautions against assuming that all treated wood you purchase off the shelf is suitable for ground contact applications. A particular problem is that most 2×4, 6, -8, -10 and -12 lumber is treated for above...

Quick guide to fasteners for treated wood

By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder Magazine – A surprising amount of science goes in to the making of those small but mighty screws, bolts and connectors used in preservative-treated woods. The science has been standardized by ASTM, with box labeling used to help builders simplify the user process. Joe Stager, vice president for product...

OSHA’s new standard for construction work in confined spaces

– By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new standard for construction work in confined spaces has been in the works for several years. The standard was published as a final rule on May 4, 2015, with an effective date of August 3, 2015. Although this rule may...

Developing a strategy for long span truss installation

– By Kirk Grundahl, P.E. – A truss collapse can be devastating, not only to the immediate health of those on the job site, but to the installers’ confidence going forward. Training a crew in proper bracing techniques in a way that gets them past the negative experience requires more than a little thinking...

Work on your business, not in it: a blueprint for change, Part 1

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series originally published in Frame Building News. – By K.P. Persaud – When I hear the expression “work on a business,” I envision a business owner in full control. I see a person connected to the business yet making strategic decisions from a healthy and...

Technical resources on post frame now available online!

Here at the Construction Magazine Network, the online home of Frame Building News, Rural Builder and Metal Roofing Magazine, we’ve opened up the vaults and pulled out our treasure trove of technical articles on post frame.   The articles have been written by industry experts and published over the years in Frame Building News....

Fabral expands Lancaster, PA manufacturing capacity

Metal Panel System Expansion Increases Choice and Flexibility. Lancaster, Pa. – Fabral, a premier supplier of roofing and wall panel systems, has expanded its architectural solutions outreach through its Lancaster, Pennsylvania, manufacturing plant.  The Lancaster location now offers Fabral’s Stand ‘N Seam®, Hefti-Rib®, Slim Seam® and Thin Seam panel systems in the full architectural...