Industry Honors

Special honors given to individuals and businesses in the construction industry.

U.S. timber supplier positions for future in cross-laminated timber

Cross-Laminated Timber has yet to make a big splash in the U.S. market, but some forward-thinking pioneers are not standing on the sidelines waiting for the needle to move. They’re jumping in and showing people what CLT offers. One of those pioneers is Reinhard Sauter, owner of Sauter Timber in Rockwood, Tennessee. Sauter has...

WoodWorks Now Accepting Nominations for 2016 U.S. Wood Design Awards

National Award Program Celebrates Innovation in the Design and Construction of Non-Residential and Multi-Family Wood Buildings  WASHINGTON, D.C. – WoodWorks, an educational initiative providing free technical support and resources related to the design and construction of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings, is now accepting nominations for its 2016 U.S. Wood Design Awards. The awards...

Haddock of S-5! Receives Swaney Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – S-5! founder and CEO, Rob Haddock, has been named this year’s recipient of the prestigious Larry A. Swaney Award, which honors an individual in metal construction who selflessly fosters the growth and betterment of the industry. The Metal Construction Association (MCA) sponsors the annual award named after the organization’s first...

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...

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...

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2015 Gold Key voting is now open!

Annually for the past 33 years, Rural Builder has sponsored a contest where builders vote for their favorite suppliers. Companies that receive the most votes receive a Gold Key Award, which allows them bragging rights and special advertising privileges. Winners are announced in our July issue. We are once again launching our balloting process....

April 2015 Frame Building News

Frame Building Expo takes Louisville by storm

– By Beth Schaefer – Closed schools across the state. Nine inches of snow. Sub-zero temps. Cancelled flights. Public transportation awry. Unplowed streets and snowed-over sidewalks. That’s right—during the third week of February 2015, the city of Louisville, Kentucky, was eerily empty. So where was everybody? At the Frame Building Expo! Despite Mother Nature’s...

2015 Best on the Block post-frame products named

The ballots are in and the votes have been counted. At the Frame Building Expo in Louisville in February, visitors were given a chance to vote on their favorite post-frame products featured in a special “Builders Block” area of the trade show. Prior to the show, online voters were also given an opportunity to...