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Simpson Strong-Tie concealed post base named to This Old House List of Top 100 products

Pleasanton, Calif. – This Old House has named the Simpson Strong-Tie® CPTZ concealed post base to its 4th annual “The TOH Top 100,” a list of the 100 best new home products of the year. The CPTZ concealed post base … Read more »

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Bradbury Introduces Formed Ridge Cap Bender

MOUNDRIDGE, KS, USA – The Bradbury Co., Inc. is pleased to introduce the Bradbury Formed Ridge Cap Bender. Manufactured in the USA and featuring a hydraulic powered press, the robust bender produces high quality formed ridge caps with pitches up … Read more »

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Research & Technology: Total post-frame building design

Frame Building News November 2014

- By Aaron Halberg, P.E.
 – “Things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” –Albert Einstein As I grow older and our world becomes ever more complicated, I try to follow this maxim from Einstein. Maybe you’re … Read more »

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Envolution brochures highlight company dedication to environment

LEWISVILLE, Texas – Envolution™ by Metl-Span® has produced two brochures illustrating its dedication to the development of energy-efficient and cost-effective architectural panel systems. Environmentally Connected is a LEED v3 and v4 Support Guide to highlight the Envolution insulated metal panels … Read more »

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WoodWorks to host national symposium on taller wood buildings

On November 6 and 7, the Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program will host a National Symposium, “Toward Taller Wood Buildings”, in Chicago, Ill. Intended to give attendees a practical perspective on North America’s evolution toward taller wood buildings, the Symposium … Read more »

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Hydronic Radiant Floor Heat 101

- By Les Graham – With the popularity of radiant floor heat and sales rising each year, more and more concrete contractors and general contractors are selling radiant floor heating systems with their projects. This article explains the key points … Read more »

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Going commercial: best practices and tips for post-frame builders making the transition

As the popularity of post frame spreads beyond its humble roots as the simple pole barn, the possibilities and complexities increase. Whether you’re trying to advance your business into building expansive commercial barns, retail buildings or churches, the path is … Read more »

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Money Talk: Lease or Buy? New rules to impact decision

- By Mark Battersby – Whether to buy or lease is a question facing many rural builders even as credit becomes more readily available. While there is no one correct answer that fits every situation nor every building business, compared … Read more »

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Major insulation manufacturers collaborate to train contractors

Top insulation manufacturers CertainTeed, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation and Owens Corning are working together to create a unified training credential for insulation contractors. The High Performance Insulation Contractor credentials offered through High Performance Insulation Professionals (HPIP) are now available through … Read more »

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AWC statement on recent Biogenic Carbon Review

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the “Forest Carbon Accounting Considerations in U.S. Bioenergy Policy” article recently published in the Journal of Forestry. The article is a review of … Read more »

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