Low Rise Construction

Information for the building professional on buildings above ground level, less than three stories in height, generally non-residential in nature.

The Importance of Snow Retention Layout

Metal Roofing Magazine Oct.-Nov. 2014

Education is key when installing a well-designed layout to prevent failure A snow retention system is an important factor in preventing damage to metal roofs from the buildup of ice and snow. Today’s most popular metal roofs are manufactured to … Read more »

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Simpson Strong-Tie concealed post base named to This Old House List of Top 100 products

Pleasanton, Calif. – This Old House has named the Simpson Strong-Tie® CPTZ concealed post base to its 4th annual “The TOH Top 100,” a list of the 100 best new home products of the year. The CPTZ concealed post base … Read more »

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Bradbury Introduces Formed Ridge Cap Bender

MOUNDRIDGE, KS, USA – The Bradbury Co., Inc. is pleased to introduce the Bradbury Formed Ridge Cap Bender. Manufactured in the USA and featuring a hydraulic powered press, the robust bender produces high quality formed ridge caps with pitches up … Read more »

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Research & Technology: Total post-frame building design

Frame Building News November 2014

- By Aaron Halberg, P.E.
 – “Things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” –Albert Einstein As I grow older and our world becomes ever more complicated, I try to follow this maxim from Einstein. Maybe you’re … Read more »

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Heartland NFBA Chapter announces Building of the Year Award winners

Heartland Awards_National Barn

The Heartland Chapter of the National Frame Building Association held its annual convention and trade show, the Heartland NFBA Conference, Oct. 15-16, at the Hard Rock Casino of Tulsa. During a special award session, winners in six categories received plaques … Read more »

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Online Registration Open for the 2015 IRE

Online registration is now open for the 2015 International Roofing Expo [IRE], taking place February 24-26, 2015, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., USA. Online registration is available at www.TheRoofingExpo.com, where information is accessible 24-hours a day, … Read more »

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New Petersen Aluminum App Launches With Smartphone Giveaway

The comprehensive metal product resource app from Petersen Aluminum Corp. is now available for smartphones. This newest version of the app complements the existing tablet version to provide anytime access to metal product information wherever and whenever building professionals need … Read more »

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Varco Pruden Appoints New District Manager – Alan Johnson

MEMPHIS – Varco Pruden Buildings has named Alan Johnson district manager. His territory includes the majority of the Colorado market as well as part of Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota and Wyoming. In this position, Johnson will be responsible … Read more »

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Varco Pruden Launches Utility Built™

New Micro-building Product Strengthens Company Product Offering MEMPHIS – Varco Pruden Buildings, one of the nation’s largest building-solutions companies, has announced the latest addition to its extensive line of steel building products. In conjunction with Parkline, Inc., Varco Pruden is … Read more »

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MBCI introduces new metal wall panel, Masterline 16

HOUSTON – MBCI premiered its latest addition to their product line, MasterLine 16, a metal wall panel with concealed fasteners. The new panel’s strong, monotonous design provides an interesting shadow line and its width covers 16 inches, making “MasterLine 16” … Read more »

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