Low Rise Construction

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

Seven New Wall Panels Add Visual Depth To Building Exteriors

Petersen expands its Precision Series line of metal wall panels with the addition of seven new Highline products. The Precision Series Highline wall panels feature varying rib patterns and widths for creative architectural effects in commercial, institutional, residential or many other applications. The new Highline panels are 1 3/8-in. deep, resulting in dramatic building exteriors and deeper...

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2017 Rural Builder Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

2017 inductees into the Rural Builder Hall of Fame were announced March 9 at the annual Frame Building Expo in Nashville. This year’s inductees include Glen S. Graber, Kenneth J. Guffey and Joseph Zulovich. Glen S. Graber Owner, Graber Post Buildings In 1971, Glen Graber began a carpentry business, and two years later was...

MBMA’s Updated Energy Design Guide for Metal Building Systems Now Available

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association’s (MBMA) Energy Design Guide for Metal Building Systems, Second Edition, is now available in print or PDF at www.techstreet.com/mbma. Through easy online ordering, this resource will put energy code compliance and design information into the hands of anyone involved in construction and interested in increasing energy efficiency. It is...

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A Wing-Roofed Hangar from Sukup Steel Buildings Takes Off

An innovative winged roof that has taken off at airports is helping propel rapid growth by a relative newcomer to the steel buildings manufacturing industry, Sukup Steel Buildings. The Project: Ames, Iowa, municipal airport hangar Building system: Sukup Steel Buildings, Sheffield, Iowa Builder: Story Construction, Ames, Iowa Size: 11,400-square-feet hangar, 120 feet wide by...

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Gotta’-Have-It Solutions for Post-Frame Builders

One of the fun things about the Frame Building Expo is the introduction of new products. Here is a sneak peek. Long-Life Fastener Solutions from Lakeside Lakeside Construction Fasteners will showcase its ZMAX Long-Life and SC SteelGuard at the expo.ZMAX alloy fasteners are engineered for corrosion applications. They offer a larger outer diameter to...

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A Post-Frame Planter’s Paradise

Black Creek Greenhouse Inc. is a popular destination for gardeners in the Lancaster County area of Pennsylvania. It has been locally owned and family operated since 1980. This post-frame retail store was built to handle expanding inventory and eager crowds. Because the area can get heavy snows, snow guards were deemed a must on...

4 Simple Tips for Working With Copper

Copper accents offer a great opportunity to grow your business. Eye-catching dormers, gutters, louvers, spires, finials, chimney pots and cupolas add look and functionality so that even the simplest barn, home, church or office building can stand out from the crowd. While installing fabricated copper products may appear complex, the reality is that copper...

How to handle vinyl windows properly

Vinyl windows continue to grow in popularity for buyers of noncommercial structures. They are less expensive than aluminum, yet have great thermal and energy-saving properties and they can be made in many profiles such as wood grains. But there are proper ways of handling vinyl that are very different than those for aluminum. Todd...

Flack Steel Is Now Flack Global Metals

Effective immediately, Flack Steel has changed its name to Flack Global Metals. This move reflects a consolidation of recent acquisitions that include Consolidated Metal Products (CMP) in Columbia, South Carolina, and JD Steel Products in Toledo, Ohio. In a move toward increasing global reach and expanded product line, Flack Global Metals now offers bare,...

Dan Knight Joins Axalta As VP & GM Of Dura Coat Products

Dan Knight will join Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, in their Industrial Coatings segment as the vice president and general manager for Dura Coat Products. Axalta purchased a majority stake in Dura Coat this past summer and will acquire the remaining outstanding shares by January 2019, subject...