Industry Experts

Hydronic Radiant Floor Heat 101

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 of radiant floor heat and … Read more »

Posted in Frame Building News, Industry Experts, Products, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged hydronic floor heat, Les Graham, radiant floor heat, Radiant Outfitters | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, FN August 2014, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Products | Tagged commercial post frame, post frame churches, post-frame builder, post-frame construction | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, RB September 2014, Rural Builder Magazine, Tools and Jobsite Equipment | Tagged lease construction equipment, mark battersby, money talk | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing Magazine, Post Frame, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged CertainTeed, High Performance Insulation Professionals, HPIP, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation, Owens Corning | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Frame Building News, Green Building, Green Products, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame News, Post Frame Products, Post-Frame Technique, Products, Recyclable, Renewable, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Sustainability | Tagged American Wood Council, AWC, bioenergy policy, forest carbon | Leave a comment

Ken Schmidt to Provide the Keynote Address at the 2015 IRE

Ken Schmidt, former director of communications at Harley-Davidson Motor Company, will provide the Keynote Address during the International Roofing Expo (IRE), February 24-26, 2015, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. During the Keynote Address, “Make Some Noise: … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Metal Builder, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing News | Tagged former director of communications, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Ken Schmidt, Keynote, the International Roofing Expo (IRE) | Leave a comment

Metal Construction Association welcomes five new member companies

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association welcomes five additional companies to its membership. Byrne Metals Corporation, DECRA Roofing Systems, D.I. Roof Seamers, S-5!, and TopHat Framing have joined the ranks of about 74 member companies with specialties in the … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Events, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Metalcon, Reroofing, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine, Solar, Supplier News | Tagged Byrne Metals, D.I. Roof Seamers, DECRA, mca, metal construction association, S-5!, TopHat Framing | Leave a comment

METALCON 2014: new location, new learning opportunities, new exhibits

- By Marge O’Connor  – The 24th annual METALCON holds true to the event’s tradition of offering new features while maintaining the high quality education and products consistent with what the metal industry offers. This year’s event takes place October … Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Events, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Metalcon, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine, Solar | Tagged metal buildings, metal roofing, METALCON | Leave a comment

AISI publishes new test standards for S900-series

The AISI has revised and published 14 test standards in its S900-series, providing a complete series of updated test methods that supersede the previously published 2008 series. All test standards have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Post Frame, Post-Frame Technique, Products, Research and Technology, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs | Tagged AISI, American National Standards Institute, S900 series test standards | Leave a comment

Construction Economists Optimistic About 2014 Commercial and Industrial Growth

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast Monday combining their … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Post Frame, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs | Tagged ABC, AIA, American Builders and Contractors, American Institute of Architects, Anirban Basu, David Crowe, Kermit Baker, NAHB | Leave a comment