Low Rise Construction

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

Covertech wins judgment against TVM

Covertech Fabricating Inc., Ontario, Canada, has won its lawsuit against its former distributor, TVM Building Products, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, for trademark infringements and unfair competition. TVM has been ordered to pay more than $4.7 million in damages to Covertech for sales of insulation products that were improperly identified as its own. Covertech sued TVM in U.S....

Petersen Aluminum Metal Roof, Wall Panels Design Files Available Online

Architects and designers now have multiple options for digitally locating and specifying Petersen Aluminum products during the design phase of any project. The manufacturer of metal roof and wall panels now has its library of BIM, CAD and installation drawings available on design platforms including Autodesk Seek, Arcat and Sweets. Most recently, Petersen Aluminum...

NCCA offers free downloadable “Tool Kits” on coil coating process

Cleveland, Ohio—The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) offers more than 20 free educational “Tool Kits” in PDF format written by industry experts on the coil coating process. The Tool Kits are comprehensive yet easily understood papers that address popular topics related to prepainted metal and the process. Some examples include: “Coil Coating Topcoat Systems,”...

MCA publishes new technical bulletin: Fastener Compatibility with Profiled Metal Roof and Wall Panels

CHICAGO, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has published a new technical resource to assist designers and installers in selecting the proper type of fastener: Fastener Compatibility with Profiled Metal Roof and Wall Panels. Found in the technical resources section of the MCA website at www.metalconstruction.org, the new bulletin includes a convenient table...

MFM Building Products receives ICC Approval for window flashing tapes

Coshocton, OH: MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, is proud to announce that three of the company’s window flashing tapes now have ICC Approval, Evaluation Report ESR-2783. WindowWrap® PSX-20, WindowWrap® PowerBond™ and WindowWrap® White meet the ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria for Flexible...

New Product: Acu-Form Deluxe Perforator

Paint Valley Parts introduces an all-new Acu-Form Deluxe Perforator Double Pass roll former. The Deluxe has profiled center dies to hold material and makes a nice straight perforation. All the perforator dies are designed with D2 steel for longer wear life, as well as the ability to sharpen if the need arises. The dual...

Post-Frame Buildings and the International Building Code

By Timothy R. Royer, PE  – [DOWNLOAD THIS ARTICLE AS A PDF] Building codes in various forms have been around for a very long time. One of them, the Code of Hammurabi, was written in approximately 1775 B.C. near what is now the city of Baghdad. This code included 282 laws, and six of...

Best Practices: the rewarding road to an effective safety program

– By Greg Blosser, National Frame Building Association Communications Manager – Whether your company is a magnet for worksite accidents or an exemplary beacon of safety excellence, conducting a safety audit is a wise first step in determining where your company currently lies on the safety spectrum. It’s a process that, when conducted well,...

Bringing safety to the job site: Ways to keep your crews safe

By Sharon Thatcher – Safety is an issue that builders understand is important, but how to comply with a growing list of safety regulations—and still get the job done efficiently and cost-effectively—is not so clear. So just what is the status of safety in the post-frame industry and how can you have both safety...

RHEINZINK Panels Highlight Design Of Clubhouse

San Francisco’s Tenderloin area is one of the city’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Most of its residents live below the poverty line without access to backyards or green space. The area’s only open space, one-acre Boeddeker Park, had become riddled with problems. The Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit organization headquartered in San...