Industry Experts

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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NFBA Chair Message: Planning for the future with confidence

  -By Rick Hess, Chair, NFBA Board of Directors-    The year 2013 is now in the history books, and 2014 brings us challenges to face—and goals to achieve—in both our businesses and our organization. NFBA has in place a … Read more »

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Unique Gutter Manufacturer

By Sharon Glorioso Hard work, motivation and superior products are what keep this company profitable. Back in 1991, after getting laid off by a large commercial construction company, Dave Garrety went to work for a friend who ran his own … Read more »

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What’s New with Metal Shingles?

Metal Roofing Magazine Feb/March 2014 cover

By Sharon Glorioso – With the proliferation of metal roofing companies, today there are more metal roofing materials, styles, colors and manufacturers to choose from than ever before. To hold their own in the industry, companies are producing additional kinds … Read more »

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Lessons learned for builders from the Joplin tornado: Government report released

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the final report  for its technical investigation of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo.—the deadliest tornado in the United States in the 64 years that official records … Read more »

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