Industry Experts

Sno Gem Inc. introduces PV Cube standing seam attachment system

- Innovative WaveLock™ technology offers strength unparalleled in the industry – McHENRY, Ill. (July 8, 2014) – Sno Gem® Inc. recently introduced the PV Cube™ standing seam attachment system, a clamp-to-seam solar panel racking and mounting system that provides unparalleled … Read more »

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SIPA reports 5% SIP production growth

Results from the Structural Insulated Panel Association’s (SIPA) annual production survey show a five percent increase in structural insulated panel (SIP) production in 2013 among the association’s manufacturing membership, consisting of 28 manufacturing locations in the U.S. and Canada. Industry-wide … Read more »

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Therm-All Insulation provides commercial energy code assistance through new blog

On June 2nd, Therm-All Insulation’s new blog, “The Code Man”, went live. The blog, written by Therm-All’s resident code expert and District Manager Bill Beals, aims to provide metal building industry players with tips for better understanding commercial energy codes, … Read more »

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O.K. city amends building codes to require more wind-resistant construction

- Building Code Now Includes More Continuous Sheathing – The City of Moore, Oklahoma, recently adopted an ordinance that amends the city’s building code provisions to require more wind-resistant construction systems that will better withstand the punishing force of tornadoes … Read more »

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PFMI Update: Making Sure Your “Online House” is in Order

- By John Ryan  NFBA Director of Market Development – “Seventy percent of a sale is over before a salesperson ever gets involved.” According to Tiffany Sauder, president of Element Three, a marketing agency based in Indianapolis, Ind., this fact … Read more »

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Current safety issues for the construction industry

-By Gary Auman, Legal Counsel for NFBA- Rather than focusing on a specific safety issue important to the construction industry, in this article I discuss a range of current safety topics, including the areas in which the most frequent safety … Read more »

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“Behind the Hammer” with Mike Momb: Common post-frame failures and how to prevent them

One of the more sickening events for a post-frame building contractor is being on the receiving end of a call advising that some or all of one of your buildings has collapsed. Déjà vu all over againI was one of … Read more »

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Money Talk: Newer new rules for repair costs

IRS issues final regulations for builder expenses -  – By Mark Battersby – Since the inception of the Internal Revenue Code, the IRS and rural building businesses have been at odds over whether expenditures are deductible repairs or a capital … Read more »

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The history and evolution of building fasteners

- By Tom Hulsey, Sealtite – Fasteners and fastening systems have evolved steadily over time.  History has led us from the use of nails as the fastener of choice to today’s self-drilling screws as the most versatile means of securing … Read more »

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Fascinating Fasteners: The science of holding things together only gets better

May 2014 Rural Builder cover

- By Mark Ward – The fastener industry will soon celebrate 175 years of service in North America. Tom Hulsey, vice president of engineering and technical services for Sealtite Building Fasteners of Tyler, Texas, has seen firsthand the last 50 … Read more »

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