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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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...

PFA revises free online university courses on post frame

Newly revised courses for the Post-Frame Advantage Online University are now available. The new courses reflect the most up-to-date information about the post-frame building system broken down into two distinct curricula — one for engineering design and one for architectural design. The Post-Frame Advantage Online University is a FREE educational opportunity for architects and...

2016 Frame Building Expo for post-frame builders

Mark Your Calendar! – Don’t forget about the Frame Building Expo!  2016 National Frame Building Expo March 9-11, 2016 Indianapolis Convention Center Indianapolis, Indiana Sponsored by the National Frame Building Association, the Frame Building Expo is open to all builders who wish to network, learn and exchange information about post-frame construction.   The Expo represents a...

Best Practices: the rewarding road to an effective safety program

– By Greg Blosser, National Frame Building Association Communications Manager – Whether your company is a magnet for worksite accidents or an exemplary beacon of safety excellence, conducting a safety audit is a wise first step in determining where your company currently lies on the safety spectrum. It’s a process that, when conducted well,...

Bringing safety to the job site: Ways to keep your crews safe

By Sharon Thatcher – Safety is an issue that builders understand is important, but how to comply with a growing list of safety regulations—and still get the job done efficiently and cost-effectively—is not so clear. So just what is the status of safety in the post-frame industry and how can you have both safety...

Plyco now offers Attic Access Door for post frame

For contractors looking for a cost-effective solution to attic access in post-frame buildings, Plyco Corporation now offers the Series 10 Attic Access Door. It’s the perfect finish for post-frame buildings with an interior ceiling and is designed for installation into buildings with an interior ceiling liner. The Attic Access Door is available in 24”x36”...

Leland Industries sponsors inaugural NASCAR event in Ontario

You may know Leland Industries for its North American made fasteners, but NASCAR fans in Canada also know the company’s fondness for racing. The company has been a sponsor for a number of years, and on June 20, it was the primary sponsor for an inaugural Canadian Tire Series event at Sunset Speedway at...

What every post-frame builder should know about laminated columns

The single most important element to a building’s foundation is its columns. They’re the legs that hold the building upright. As post frame has evolved, it’s only natural that methods to improve the strength of those legs would be part of its evolution. For a comprehensive explanation of laminated columns, the new edition of...