Low Rise Construction

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

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...

Plyco now offers Attic Access Door for post frame

For contractors looking for a cost-effective solution to attic access in post-frame buildings, Plyco Corporation now offers the Series 10 Attic Access Door. It’s the perfect finish for post-frame buildings with an interior ceiling and is designed for installation into buildings with an interior ceiling liner. The Attic Access Door is available in 24”x36”...

U.S. timber supplier positions for future in cross-laminated timber

Cross-Laminated Timber has yet to make a big splash in the U.S. market, but some forward-thinking pioneers are not standing on the sidelines waiting for the needle to move. They’re jumping in and showing people what CLT offers. One of those pioneers is Reinhard Sauter, owner of Sauter Timber in Rockwood, Tennessee. Sauter has...

Former Harley-Davidson VP, Clyde Fessler, to keynote at METALCON

Clyde Fessler, former Harley-Davidson vice president of marketing and business development, has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 25th annual METALCON. This year’s event will be held Oct. 14-16 in Tampa, Florida. On the verge of bankruptcy in the early 1980’s, Harley-Davidson found itself facing severe market conditions and heavy foreign competition....

MBMA grants to introduce metal construction to engineering & architectural students, staff

CLEVELAND, OHIO – In a groundbreaking educational initiative, the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) is providing faculty fellowships in cooperation with the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). These awards will expedite development of a model program that partners the metal building industry with undergraduate engineering and architectural faculty and students. The fellowships will...

Dura Coat Products Expands Huntsville Factory

Dura Coat Products Inc.’s president and CEO Dr. Mike Hong, announced that the expansion of the Huntsville, Alabama, manufacturing plant is now complete. The factory has been undergoing construction recently to add 35,000 square feet of paint manufacturing capability. The plant was originally built in 2002, designed from the ground up specifically for paint...