Low Rise Construction

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

DBCI launches 3000 Series Door for moderate to high-wind loads

Douglasville, GA – Rollup door manufacturer DBCI announces the launch of the new 3000 Series door this April. The 3000 was developed for moderate to high wind loads and is immediately available throughout the U.S. and Canada. The big advantage … Read more »

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Metal to the rescue for refugees

Metal once again rises to the occasion with quick and affordable shelters for refugees. The shelters are temporary in nature but allow for use on average of three years as compared to tents that are only good for a few … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, RB December 2014, RB February 2015, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged metal buildings, metal refugee housing, metal roofing | Leave a comment

Randy Ridenour: Winner of the 2014 Bernon G. Perkins Award

Each year, the National Frame Building Association bestows its highest honor—the Bernon G. Perkins Award—on one individual. The name of the award recognizes a pioneer of the post-frame industry, Bernon G. Perkins, who furthered the pole building’s evolution from a … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Events, Frame Building Expo, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Industry Honors, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Profiles, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Atlas Bolt and Screw Co., frame building expo, national frame building association, nfba, post frame, Randy Ridenour | Leave a comment

NFBA recognizes 2014 Buildings of the Year

The announcement of the Buildings of the Year Awards is one of the highlights of the annual Frame Building Expo. A large audience gathered for the National Frame Building Association awards luncheon at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, … Read more »

Posted in Buildings of the Year, Construction Industry News, Events, Frame Building Expo, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Industry Honors, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged BOY awards, national frame building association, nfba, post frame, post-frame | Leave a comment

2015 Gold Key voting is now open!

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Annually for the past 33 years, Rural Builder has sponsored a contest where builders vote for their favorite suppliers. Companies that receive the most votes receive a Gold Key Award, which allows them bragging rights and special advertising privileges. Winners … Read more »

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Frame Building Expo takes Louisville by storm

April 2015 Frame Building News

- By Beth Schaefer – Closed schools across the state. Nine inches of snow. Sub-zero temps. Cancelled flights. Public transportation awry. Unplowed streets and snowed-over sidewalks. That’s right—during the third week of February 2015, the city of Louisville, Kentucky, was … Read more »

Posted in Buildings of the Year, Construction Industry News, Events, Featured Magazine, Frame Building Expo, Frame Building News, Industry Honors, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Products | Tagged frame building expo, national frame building association, nfba, post frame | Leave a comment

2015 Best on the Block post-frame products named

The ballots are in and the votes have been counted. At the Frame Building Expo in Louisville in February, visitors were given a chance to vote on their favorite post-frame products featured in a special “Builders Block” area of the … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Industry Honors, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News, Top Products | Tagged frame building expo, Marco LP2, McElroy IMP, Novaflex, perma column, post frame, post-frame, Rural Builder Best on the Block, Valspar WeatherXL | Leave a comment

SnoBlox-Snojax announces release of the SS Ventsaver for standing seam roofs

The SS Ventsaver, from SnoBlox-Snojax, is an adjustable-fit mounting plate that secures to the seams of standing seam roofs with four non-penetrating RCT seam roof clamps. It allows the use of all Ventsaver models to be used on standing seam … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Post Frame, Products, Roofing Products, Supplier News | Tagged metal roofs, SnoBlox, Snojax, standing seam roofs, ventsaver | Leave a comment

Fall Protection Distributors Releases Standing Seam Roof Anchor SSRA1

Engineered to revolutionize fall protection anchorage attachment on standing seam roofs, this patented, non-penetrating design of this life saving device is unlike anything currently available. The SSRA1 consists of a solid 6061-T6 aluminum body with 12 stainless steel set screws. … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Fasteners, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing News, Products, Supplier News | Tagged 12 stainless steel, 6061-T6, aluminum body, d-ring, Fall Protection Distribution, set screws, single-man attachment, standing seam roof anchor SSRA1 | Leave a comment

Big Crowds Attend the 2015 IRE In The Big Easy

Industry professionals full of energy and excitement filled the halls of the Morial Convention Center to take part in three days of education, networking and a bustling tradeshow floor at the 2015 International Roofing Expo [IRE]. Taking place from February … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Construction Industry News, Events, Fasteners, Green Building, Green Products, Industry Experts, International Roofing Expo, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing News, Metal Shingles, New Products, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Roll Formers, Roofing Products, Solar, Supplier News, Tools and Jobsite Equipment, Underlayments, Vertical Panels | Tagged International Roofing Expo, IRE 2015, metal roofing, NRCA | Leave a comment