Horse Barn Builder

Articles and features on noteworthy horse barns from the builder’s perspective and horse barn products of interest to the building trade.

Heartland NFBA Chapter announces Building of the Year Award winners

The Heartland Chapter of the National Frame Building Association held its annual convention and trade show, the Heartland NFBA Conference, Oct. 15-16, at the Hard Rock Casino of Tulsa. During a special award session, winners in six categories received plaques for the annual HNFBA Building of the Year Contest. The Building of the Year...

Rural Builder Source Book 2014: Products

  Welcome to the online version of the Rural Builder Source Book. This 6th edition goes beyond metal building construction to include ALL things rural: metal frame, post frame, SIPs, ICFs and tension fabric! This guide provides comprehensive information on the leading products used by the top builders. You will find an extensive guide...

Rural American builders get a government helping hand

The construction industry as a whole appears to be in recovery mode. According to the US Department of Labor, during the first quarter of 2013, 18,000 new jobs were created in the industry and construction spending was up by about 6 percent over the previous year. However, so far these improvements have only been...

Virginia Tech researcher supports campaign to reduce construction falls

Falls in construction represent 14 percent of the fatalities on the job and are estimated to cost construction firms approximately $27,000 in direct costs per incident.  Daniel Hindman, Virginia Tech associate professor of wood engineering in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, has spent the last eight years researching ways to help make...

High-end stable for horses in “Cradle of the Trotter”

Goshen, New York is known as the “Cradle of the Trotter.” Within a 100-mile radius are five major racetracks including Historic Track, and the Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Not surprisingly the area boasts some great equestrian facilities such as the 19,850 square feet Mark Ford Stable, which is a high-end equestrian boarding stable...

RHEINZINK provides key design component for equestrian estate, residence

Located in the greater Vancouver, B.C., area, this 2-1/2-acre equestrian estate includes a striking 9,000 square foot main residence plus three out-buildings totaling 6,000 square feet to accommodate seven horses. Design for the project was provided by Blackwell Architecture Inc., Vancouver.  According to principal Shawn Blackwell, “The owner was concerned with maintenance issues and...

Frame Building News November 2012

Natural ventilation for horse barns

Recommendations to keep horses and customers happy / Proper horse barn ventilation can be difficult to wrap your head around. What’s good for you is not necessarily good for horses. Here are some recommendations for natural ventilation in your horse barn projects.   Permanent openings• Furnish stalls with some sidewall openings that are permanently...

ABC ‘disappointed’ by Supreme Court decision

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. “We are deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the so-called Affordable Care Act,” said 2012 ABC national chairman Eric Regelin, president of Granix, LLC, Ellicott City, Md....

OSHA launches major fall prevention campaign

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a nationwide outreach campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards of falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs. Falls were the leading cause of death in the construction industry in 2010; one in three construction fatalities resulted from falls. The majority of these...

2012 Guide to Horse barn products

Energy Panel Structures Energy Panel Structures has become a respected leader in pre-engineered equestrian buildings. It can design a unique combination of buildings utilizing structural insulated panels and post-frame construction to create a special horse barn, stable or clear span riding arena. Its advanced pre-engineered panels and post-frame construction provides exceptional insulation, long life...