Low Rise Construction

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

When the job requires doors for dogs

The pet industry is exploding and more and more contractors are involved with building kennels, boarding facilities and other dog-related businesses. So where do you go when you need a doggy door? GoPet LLC, which shares the same owner as … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, Products, RB July 2015, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged dog doors, Dog Vue Door, doors for dogs, GoPet LLC, Raytec Manufacturing | Leave a comment

New Honeywell arrest system designed for working at heights on or above elevated machinery

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND — Honeywell has introduced the new Miller® Rigid Rail Fall Arrest Systems to provide workers with exceptional mobility and fall protection while working at heights on or above vehicles or elevated machinery. Featuring an open track design, … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Post Frame, Products, RB July 2015, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Tools and Jobsite Equipment | Tagged construction safety system, fall protection, Honeywell safety, Rigid Rail Fall Arrest System | Leave a comment

McElroy Metal releases updated Max-Rib brochure

BOSSIER CITY, La. – McElroy Metal has updated the brochure on one of its most popular through-fastened metal roofing panel profiles, Max-Rib. Available in four options, Max-Rib provides the best choice for project needs, depending on desired longevity, aesthetic appeal … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Post Frame, Products, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Leave a comment

Announcing the 2015 SIPA Building Excellence Award Winners

The 13th Annual Structural Insulated Panel Association Building Excellence Awards were announced during the association’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference in Tucson, Arizona. Winning submissions demonstrated exceptional performance in quantifiable energy efficiency using structural insulated panels (SIPs); design and structural … Read more »

Posted in Buildings of the Year, Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Frame Building News, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, In the Industry, Industry Honors, Low Rise Construction, Recyclable, Renewable, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Sustainability | Tagged enercept, Energy Panel Structures, EPS, premier sips, sips, structural insulated panels | Leave a comment

Schweiss Doors now offers a Build Your Own Door Kit

Schweiss Doors has designed a simple way for customers to build their own hydraulic doorframe without sacrificing Schweiss quality and unique design features.   “We realized the great demand for the popular Schweiss hydraulic door design and figured out a … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, Products, RB May 2015, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs | Tagged Build Your Own Door, hydraulic doorframe, hydraulic doors, schweiss doors | Leave a comment

MBMA-sponsored research looks into how metal buildings react to seismic activity

The demand for safer buildings that aren’t prone to topple in face of natural disaster continues to motivate engineers in the metal building industry. Jerry Hatch, P.E., offers Rural Builder readers an update on research projects that the Metal Building … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Products | Tagged MBMA, metal building manufacturers association, metal buildings | Leave a comment

Dynamic Fastener Releases New Tool & Fastener Hand Guide

Dynamic Fastener just released the newest version of its popular Tool and Fastener Hand Guide. This one-of-a-kind gem provides many answers to common and uncommon issues that arise in the metal building industry. The 132-page full color publication, provides clear … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Fasteners, In the Industry, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, New Products, Product Guides, Products, Supplier News | Tagged dynamic fastener, metal building, metal roofing, tool and fastener hand guide | Leave a comment

The peculiar thing about a roof-only steel building

- By Eric Beavers – Kings were crowned because of it and cultures have been defined by it; history’s been made by it and wars have been started because of it; it’s shaped the borders of nations and today, TV … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, RB March 2015, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Armstrong Steel Buildings, Eric Beavers, metal building, roof-only structure | Leave a comment

Liability insurance for rural builders: Is it really necessary?

- By Mark Ward, Sr. – Someone slips on the icy front stoop of your home. Your injured visitor sues but your liability is covered by your homeowners insurance. The ultimate irony, however, might be if you’re building a home … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged ComplyAbility, lliability insurance for rural builders, Loretta Worter, risk management for builders, Tom Knight | Leave a comment

Don’t fly by the seat of your pants: What you should know before building an aircraft hangar

Pre-engineered metal buildings are a popular choice for airport hangars, but not just any metal building is the right choice. Rural Builder turned to Erect-A-Tube, a company that designs and fabricates general aviation facilities of all sizes, for tips on … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged airport hangar, Erect-a-Tube, metal building | Leave a comment