Low Rise Construction

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

Test Drive Englert’s New App at METALCON

METALCON attendees visiting Englert Booth #806 at can stop by and download our new Roofing App developed to assist metal roofing and gutter professionals. The Englert App provides PDFs of all Englert product brochures, installation animations of every Englert roofing … Read more »

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Going commercial: best practices and tips for post-frame builders making the transition

As the popularity of post frame spreads beyond its humble roots as the simple pole barn, the possibilities and complexities increase. Whether you’re trying to advance your business into building expansive commercial barns, retail buildings or churches, the path is … Read more »

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Major insulation manufacturers collaborate to train contractors

Top insulation manufacturers CertainTeed, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation and Owens Corning are working together to create a unified training credential for insulation contractors. The High Performance Insulation Contractor credentials offered through High Performance Insulation Professionals (HPIP) are now available through … Read more »

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AWC statement on recent Biogenic Carbon Review

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the “Forest Carbon Accounting Considerations in U.S. Bioenergy Policy” article recently published in the Journal of Forestry. The article is a review of … Read more »

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Petersen Aluminum Hires Director of Communications

Petersen Aluminum has named Rob Heselbarth as director of communications. Heselbarth will be responsible for overall marketing communications including public and media relations, promotional material, social media, website content, and print and online advertising. Heselbarth has significant experience in the … Read more »

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MCA Welcomes Five New Member Cos.

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) welcomes five additional companies to its membership. Byrne Metals Corporation, DECRA Roofing Systems, D.I. Roof Seamers, S-5! and TopHat Framing have joined the ranks of about 74 member companies with specialties in the metal construction … Read more »

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5th Annual Heartland NFBA Conference set for Oct. 15-16 in Tulsa

Post-frame builders: mark your calendar and participate in the 5th Annual Heartland NFBA Conference. The event, featuring educational seminars, fun events and industry trade show, will be held Oct. 15-16 at the Tulsa Hard Rock Casino. The Heartland Chapter represents … Read more »

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Mid-year 2014 U.S. construction machinery exports decline 17.3 percent

U.S. construction machinery exports dropped 17.3 percent during the first half of 2014 compared with midyear 2013: $8.93 billion in exports were shipped to global markets compared to $10.8 billion for first-half 2013, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers … Read more »

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Butler Mfg. debuts RetroLite daylighting system for retrofit

Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 3, 2014 — Building owners can now incorporate daylighting into existing buildings to minimize lighting-related electricity costs, with the introduction of the RetroLite™ daylighting system from Butler Manufacturing™. Implementing daylighting technology can provide significant savings, as … Read more »

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Archie, Mo., business helps with national 9/11 commemoration

SL Construction & Lester Buildings Join Forces to Help Rebuild Oklahoma Non-Profit Sept. 4 – 7, 2014 LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Tornados can have devastating consequences. But the tornado that struck Central Oklahoma on May 19, 2013, was no match … Read more »

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