Industry Experts

“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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Caution: watch that impact driver!

Improper use of impact drivers can lead to paint finish damage and failed connections. -  The Metal Construction Association has developed a technical bulletin on “Proper Tools for Fastening Metal Panels.” In particular, it addresses the improper use of impact … Read more »

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RHEINZINK Announces Training Workshops

RHEINZINK America has announced a series of installation training workshops for contractors and installers. The workshop series includes four separate courses plus a Job Readiness Workshop that provides hands-on assistance and instruction in meeting the requirements of specific jobs. The … Read more »

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APA report: Using wood structural panels with raised heel trusses

Construction method provides simple steps to meeting the lateral and wind uplift load requirements of the IRC. APA–The Engineered Wood Association outlines an efficient, cost-effective construction solution for using wood structural panels with raised-heel (or energy-heel) trusses in a new … Read more »

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Virginia Tech course addresses post-frame design issues

A May 21-22 short course at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., will address a number of wood-frame design topics to include several that directly relate to post-frame building design. “Advanced Design Topics in Wood Construction Engineering” will offer a buffet … Read more »

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Ron Sutton receives Perkins Award

At the 2014 Frame Building Expo in Nashville, the NFBA presented the distinguished Bernon G. Perkins Award to Ron Sutton of Morton Buildings. The award, given annually to an outstanding industry professional, was named after the man who furthered the … Read more »

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Crew Foreman of the Month: Jonathan Fisher

- By Jane Martinsons, NFBA Staff Writer – - Leading the Way in High-Quality Post-Frame Construction: Jonathan Fisher’s work and leadership win recognition – If anyone can spot a trend in post-frame construction, it’s Jonathan Fisher, a crew foreman for … Read more »

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