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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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...

Schweiss Doors now offers a Build Your Own Door Kit

Schweiss Doors has designed a simple way for customers to build their own hydraulic doorframe without sacrificing Schweiss quality and unique design features.   “We realized the great demand for the popular Schweiss hydraulic door design and figured out a way for customers who are willing to weld their own steel doorframes together to...

Nonresidential Construction Employment Ticks up Despite Dismal Overall Jobs Report

Source: Associated Building Contractors “Today’s jobs report was a stunner and construction was not spared as the sector lost jobs for the first time in 15 months.” —ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. Nonresidential construction added 5,000 net new jobs in March, with nonresidential specialty trade contractors leading the way by contributing 4,400 new jobs, according...

Liability insurance for rural builders: Is it really necessary?

– By Mark Ward, Sr. – Someone slips on the icy front stoop of your home. Your injured visitor sues but your liability is covered by your homeowners insurance. The ultimate irony, however, might be if you’re building a home (or other structure) and not protected when someone is injured. For homeowners, potential liabilities...

IMETCO acquires Martin Fireproofing

NORCROSS, Ga. – IMETCO (Innovative Metals Company, Inc.) announced acquiring Martin Fireproofing Corp., a leading manufacturer of specialty metal roof deck systems with a strong reputation for performance in the building envelope arena. Martin Fireproofing will merge with IMETCO, and its products will continue to be sold under the Martin Fireproofing brand name. “This...

DBCI launches 3000 Series Door for moderate to high-wind loads

Douglasville, GA – Rollup door manufacturer DBCI announces the launch of the new 3000 Series door this April. The 3000 was developed for moderate to high wind loads and is immediately available throughout the U.S. and Canada. The big advantage of the new 3000 series door will be it’s ease of installation. It features...

Randy Ridenour: Winner of the 2014 Bernon G. Perkins Award

Each year, the National Frame Building Association bestows its highest honor—the Bernon G. Perkins Award—on one individual. The name of the award recognizes a pioneer of the post-frame industry, Bernon G. Perkins, who furthered the pole building’s evolution from a temporary structure into a long-lasting one. At the 2015 Frame Building Expo in Louisville,...

NFBA recognizes 2014 Buildings of the Year

The announcement of the Buildings of the Year Awards is one of the highlights of the annual Frame Building Expo. A large audience gathered for the National Frame Building Association awards luncheon at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky., on February 19, 2015, to honor the winners of these prestigious awards for...