Industry Experts

OSHA’s new standard for construction work in confined spaces

– By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new standard for construction work in confined spaces has been in the works for several years. The standard was published as a final rule on May 4, 2015, with an effective date of August 3, 2015. Although this rule may...

2015 Code Conforming Wood Design now available for download

The 2015 Code Conforming Wood Design (CCWD), a joint publication of the American Wood Council (AWC) and the International Code Council (ICC), is now available. The free download, along with 2012 and 2009 versions, is available here: www.awc.org. CCWD concisely summarizes provisions related to the use of wood and wood products as they appear...

ASTM International Roofing Committee honors Rob Haddock with ‘Cash Award’

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—Consultant Rob Haddock of the Metal Roof Advisory Group Ltd. and Metal Roof Innovations Ltd. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has received the Carl G. Cash Award from ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing. The committee noted Haddock’s “distinguished research contributions, outstanding publications, dedication and leadership to advancing building envelope technology,...

Developing a strategy for long span truss installation

– By Kirk Grundahl, P.E. – A truss collapse can be devastating, not only to the immediate health of those on the job site, but to the installers’ confidence going forward. Training a crew in proper bracing techniques in a way that gets them past the negative experience requires more than a little thinking...

Work on your business, not in it: a blueprint for change, Part 1

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series originally published in Frame Building News. – By K.P. Persaud – When I hear the expression “work on a business,” I envision a business owner in full control. I see a person connected to the business yet making strategic decisions from a healthy and...

Policies that could affect your bottom line

– By Mark Ward – To contractors erecting a barn or self-storage facility or church in the rural reaches of the American heartland, the world of Washington politics can seem far away. Yet Geoff Burr, vice president of government affairs for the Washington-based Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), reports, “Out of our 21,000 members,...

Hall of Fame: Class of 2015

Alfred Dunlop & Robert Scichili: Top Leaders In The Industry. By Sharon Glorioso It’s that time of year again—Metal Roofing Magazine’s Hall of Fame issue! Metal Roofing Magazine announced the inaugural class of the Metal Roofing Hall of Fame in 2007 by inducting four industry pioneers. Since then, 11 more prominent members of the...

New SMDI website dedicated to steel building construction

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has launched a new website that focuses on using steel for building construction. The new site, located at www.buildusingsteel.org, provides information for engineers, architects, owners, building contractors, code officials and other construction professionals; allows...

Technical resources on post frame now available online!

Here at the Construction Magazine Network, the online home of Frame Building News, Rural Builder and Metal Roofing Magazine, we’ve opened up the vaults and pulled out our treasure trove of technical articles on post frame.   The articles have been written by industry experts and published over the years in Frame Building News....