Low Rise Construction

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

2017 Frame Building Expo call for presentations

The National Frame Building Association is seeking presentations for its 2017 Frame Building Expo. The Expo is scheduled to be held in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, March 7-10, 2017. You are invited to share your expertise and experience with your peers by submitting a proposal for an educational...

Valspar To Be Acquired By Sherwin-Williams For $11.3 Billion

The Sherwin-Williams Co., a U.S. paint company, recently said it agreed to acquire Valspar Corp. for about $11.3 billion, or $113 per share, in an all-cash transaction. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, represented a premium of approximately 41 percent to Valspar’s volume weighted average...

2016 Gold Key voting has started!

Do you have a favorite post-frame or low-rise metal building supplier you’d like to see rewarded for the products and services your business has come to rely on? For the past 34 years, Rural Builder magazine has enlisted the help of builders to help select businesses that deserve some recognition. Companies that receive the...

Schweiss Doors helps manufacturing operation move indoors

Albert E-House manufactures electrical buildings for the petro-chemical industry and for 25 years, assembled modular buildings outdoors in occasionally less than ideal conditions. Schweiss Doors was able to help bring the work indoors by constructing bifold liftstrap doors large enough to extricate assembled portions of Albert E-House buildings. Albert E-House acquired a 3.7-acre plot...

MCA elects 2016 officers and board members

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has elected its 2016 officers and board of directors. Dale Nelson, president of Roof Hugger Inc., Odessa, Fla., was elected chair of the association. Ed Karper, account manager for Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, was elected vice-chair, and Jim Bush, vice president of sales and marketing for ATAS...

MBMA releases Environmental Product Declarations for metal building systems

In order to meet the increasing demand for unbiased data about the environmental impacts of commercial construction, the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for three metal building product categories:  primary rigid framing, secondary framing, and metal cladding for roofs and walls. MBMA partnered with UL Environment (ULE) to...

Green Span Profiles’ IWP Series earns Dade County Approval

Green Span Profiles, a manufacturer of insulated metal panels (IMPs), has received Dade County Approval for its IWP Series of composite wall panels. “Testing for Dade County Approval is, of course, the most rigorous in the nation,” says Brian N. Jaks, P.E., Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Green Span Profiles. “Having that approval...

Sealants, Part 2: your silent partner on the job

Sealants are a hidden part of what goes on inside and outside of a building, but they have become an integral silent partner in the building process. As a builder, you could choose the wrong one or apply it the wrong way, and find yourself kissing your profits goodbye if the sealant fails. Paul...