Low Rise Construction

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

Largest CFS simulated earthquake testing at UC San Diego

The University of California San Diego along with its partners were preparing for the largest simulated earthquake testing for mid-rise cold-formed steel building systems (CFS) less than a week after a recorded 5.2 real earthquake took place in San Diego. Months of design and planning went into preparation for the June 15 testing. It included erecting the tallest ever CFS-framed test...

TFC Launches Complete Line of Zinc Cap Head Screws

Triangle Fastener Corp., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce the launch of a complete line corrosion resistant zinc head screws. Available on their high performance BLAZER Drill Screws, these fasteners are available in large variety of lengths and diameters. They are a preferred screw for use in many warranted roof systems. Features and benefits include:...

HENRY GETZ Winner of the 2015 Bernon G. Perkins Award

Each year the National Frame Building Association presents its highest honor to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary service to the post-frame industry. The Bernon G. Perkins Award, named after a pioneer of the post-frame industry who furthered the pole building’s evolution from a temporary structure into a long-lasting one, was presented to Henry...

Boral doubling manufacturing capacity to keep up with demand

Boral is doubling the manufacturing capacity for its TruExterior® Siding & Trim to help fulfill rapidly increasing demand for these exterior product lines. The poly-ash siding and trim are manufactured in Salisbury, N.C., where Boral recently added a 120,000-square-foot finishing facility. The expansion will ensure the company can keep up with the current pace of...

Developing A Sales System

When it comes to selling, what is your “Holy Grail?” Do you dream of that “perfect system,” which maximizes your chances of closing deals? Successful contractors follow defined systems and processes that lead them to higher sales. Considerable commitment is required to implement these systems but it is these systems that separate high-growth, high-quality...

McElroy Metal redesigns Wave Panel to be installed fixed or floating

BOSSIER CITY, La. – McElroy Metal’s redesigned Wave Panel is now available as a fixed or floating panel. The Wave Panel is a 16-inch concealed fastener wall panel with 3/4-inch deep ribs, designed to be installed horizontally or vertically over a solid substrate or sub-framing to provide clean, visually appealing lines for both new...

Technology article examines seismic design coefficients for steel-clad wood-frame shear walls

A new technology article has been added to the Technical Resources library on ConstructionMagNet.com. The article, “Development of Seismic Design Coefficients for Steel-Clad Wood-Framed Shear Walls” examines the results of a study funded by the National Frame Building Association to test and analyze steel-clad wood-framed shear walls to develop seismic design coefficients needed by...

McElroy Metal relaunches McElroyMetal.com

McElroy Metal, a metal roof and wall systems manufacturer serving the construction industry, has relaunched its website at www.McElroyMetal.com. McElroy Metal has dedicated sections of the new site to the specific markets it serves: residential, architectural/commercial, post frame, retrofit/recover, green building/solar and insulated metal panels. The new site also contains many animations highlighting installation sequences...

Heritage Building Systems Launches Consumer-Focused Website

Heritage Building Systems recently launched its new website at www.heritagebuildings.com. Designed to provide an exceptional customer experience, the site offers a clean and modern appearance and is responsive and easily navigable for desktop, mobile and tablet users. New and enhanced features on the website include a robust product section related to our many building...

Free guide on sound isolation and noise control for steel buildings

In designing and constructing modern buildings, sound control is vital in ensuring acoustical comfort and productivity for occupants. A new resource, “Facts for Steel Buildings #4: Sound Isolation and Noise Control,” available as a free download from AISC, provides building owners and designers with a basic understanding of these issues and useful tools for...