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  • ‘Built in America’ TV Show to Feature Simpson Strong-Tie on April 27 ‘Built in America’ TV Show to Feature Simpson Strong-Tie on April 27Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, will be featured on the television show Built in America on the FOX Business Network on Sunday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific/1:30 p.m. Eastern. The American-owned-and-operated television show is a documentary series hosted by John Holden that turns the spotlight on ...
  • Roll-Kraft honored by visit from Ohio Supreme Court Justice Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon L. Kennedy visited Roll-Kraft on her recent trip to northeast Ohio.  She met with Roll-Kraft president, Chuck Gehrisch, and several other of the company’s management team.  She toured the Roll-Kraft headquarters facility in Mentor, Ohio, and closely observed the operation of the twenty-first century manufacturing plant.  Owning a small business ...
  • Advanced Architectural offers new product line and redesigned website Advanced Architectural has a new product line and a re-designed website. Newly offered are snap lock panels, radius and u-panels. Snap Lock Panels is a great choice for commercial and some residential structures.  Numerous choices make for installation in almost any situation. Panels feature an artistic architectural look as well as a structural panel performance. The Batten Cap ...
  • MFM Ultra HT Wind & Water Seal receives Miami-Dade approval Coshocton, OH: MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, recently announced that its Ultra HT Wind & Water Seal™ high temperature roofing underlayment has been formally approved by Miami-Dade to comply with the Florida Building Code including the High Velocity Hurricane Zone. A ...
  • Fort Lauderdale SIP Conference offers AIA credits Architects, contractors, and other building industry professionals can learn the latest technology in high performance and net zero energy construction with a series of free training seminars on April 30 at the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Annual Meeting & Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Six AIA Continuing Education HSW hours are available by attending ...
  • New hangers install over two layers of drywall -Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced new drywall hangers that can be installed over two layers of gypsum board (drywall) into a wood stud wall. The new DU/DHU face-mount hanger and the DHUTF top-mount hanger are designed to carry joist floor loads to a wood stud ...
  • LMCurbs reaches 20-year milestone as strategic distributor for S-5! COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. — S-5!®, the well-respected authority on attachment technology for the metal roofing industry, is proud to announce its twenty-year association with LMCurbs®, the single-source supplier of top-of-the-line metal roofing accessories. Impressively, LMCurbs has sold over eight million S-5! product components during that time.According to S-5! CEO, Rob Haddock, when it comes to ...
  • 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 of topics often faced by wood design professionals, yet background data and references on the ...
  • Ashland to increase global prices of powders used in construction materials WILMINGTON, Del. – Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), is increasing the price of its Aquapas™ redispersible powders globally. Aquapas redispersible powders are used in a wide variety of construction applications, including external insulating foam systems, construction and tile adhesives, plasters, mortars and grouts. The Aquapas redispersible powders price increase ...
  • Frame Building Expo Review -By Beth Schaefer  NFBA Marketing Manager- Connecting People, Products and Purpose: Mission Accomplished! Yes, record-breaking. Things looked promising last fall: For the first time ever, we needed to expand the space on the trade-show floor to accommodate the number of new exhibitors. But nobody guessed the Nashville trade show would be this successful. More than 1,600 building professionals—from ...
  • 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 strategic plan to help us all meet our goals and be a part of the construction growth ...
  • Metalmaster Roofmaster success story featured The story of how Metalmaster Roofmaster began as a small gutter and downspout business and grew into one of the largest commercial sheet metal and roofing contractors in North America is told in a six-page article in the March issue of Business in Focus Magazine. The business was started in 1977 by George and Gloria Smeja ...
  • A Nashville hit! View the Best of the Frame Building Expo 2014 ipads_FBEsamp2014 The Frame Building Expo is the only national tradeshow and education event devoted exclusively to post-frame builders. Nashville has always been a popular venue for the event, and this year did not disappoint. Attendance was strong and the mood was optimistic. Didn’t make it to the Expo? Or if you did, would you like to return for a few ...
  • S-5! unveils two new attachment systems COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. —  S-5!®, the well-respected international authority on ancillary attachment technology for the metal roofing industry, is proud to announce its two newest innovations: The X-Gard™ pipe snow retention system and the S-5! Utility System. Both systems can be attached to every major standing seam metal roof profile without damaging the roof and ...
  • MFM WindowWrap receives registered trademark status Coshocton, OH: MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, is pleased to announce that the company’s WindowWrap® line of window and door flashing tapes has received registered trademark status, as recognized on Registration #4490110. WindowWrap® was first introduced to the construction marketplace in 1994 ...
  • DBCI launches Curl-Lok door for easy on-site repair Douglasville, GA – Rolling sheet door manufacturer DBCI has announced a revolutionary new door product called Curl-Lok.  The new Curl-lok door is constructed out of removable panels with engineered curls along the edges that lock into place instead of seam together, making it the first rolling sheet door that can be quickly repaired on site ...
  • When is a metal building a pimple? In Ingelside on the Bay, Texas, along Corpus Christi Bay, residents are questioning the issue: when is a metal building a pimple? According to an article on aransaspassprogress.com, an increasing number of large metal buildings in residential areas are popping up and arousing controversy. How they are being defined prior to construction and how they fall ...
  • UNA-CLAD Delta Panels Now Come in Perforated Options INDIANAPOLIS – Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops” portfolio of products, announced today its existing UNA-CLAD™ Delta Concealed Fastener Panels are now available in perforated profiles. The Delta Series, an established high-performance cladding line, currently includes 11 concealed fastener panel profiles. Those panels are now ...
  • Bigger and better: Nothing about this metal building project was small - By Sharon Thatcher - When Tri-M Construction got its first opportunity to general contract a project in a high-end air community near Benton, Kan., it did so in a big way.  What resulted was the largest project thus far in Stearman Estates: a 7,577 square foot home with attached hangar/garage/woodworking shop/pool area measuring another 8,305 ...
  • Safety first: How to select fire rated systems for your clients - By Charles Praeger – It’s not always easy to check every box on a client’s check list. Some customers  need guidance to understand what is feasible, as well as reassurance to validate decisions. For those with safety as the top project priority, a solid solution is to suggest a metal building system. Recent testing ...