Low Rise Construction

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

APA report: Using wood structural panels with raised heel trusses

Construction method provides simple steps to meeting the lateral and wind uplift load requirements of the IRC. APA–The Engineered Wood Association outlines an efficient, cost-effective construction solution for using wood structural panels with raised-heel (or energy-heel) trusses in a new … Read more »

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Fort Lauderdale SIP Conference offers AIA credits

Architects, contractors, and other building industry professionals can learn the latest technology in high performance and net zero energy construction with a series of free training seminars on April 30 at the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Annual Meeting & … Read more »

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LMCurbs reaches 20-year milestone as strategic distributor for S-5!

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. — S-5!®, the well-respected authority on attachment technology for the metal roofing industry, is proud to announce its twenty-year association with LMCurbs®, the single-source supplier of top-of-the-line metal roofing accessories. Impressively, LMCurbs has sold over eight million … Read more »

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Virginia Tech course addresses post-frame design issues

A May 21-22 short course at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., will address a number of wood-frame design topics to include several that directly relate to post-frame building design. “Advanced Design Topics in Wood Construction Engineering” will offer a buffet … Read more »

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Ron Sutton receives Perkins Award

At the 2014 Frame Building Expo in Nashville, the NFBA presented the distinguished Bernon G. Perkins Award to Ron Sutton of Morton Buildings. The award, given annually to an outstanding industry professional, was named after the man who furthered the … Read more »

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Crew Foreman of the Month: Jonathan Fisher

- By Jane Martinsons, NFBA Staff Writer – - Leading the Way in High-Quality Post-Frame Construction: Jonathan Fisher’s work and leadership win recognition – If anyone can spot a trend in post-frame construction, it’s Jonathan Fisher, a crew foreman for … Read more »

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Frame Building Expo Review

-By Beth Schaefer  NFBA Marketing Manager- Connecting People, Products and Purpose: Mission Accomplished! Yes, record-breaking. Things looked promising last fall: For the first time ever, we needed to expand the space on the trade-show floor to accommodate the number of … Read more »

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NFBA Chair Message: Planning for the future with confidence

  -By Rick Hess, Chair, NFBA Board of Directors-    The year 2013 is now in the history books, and 2014 brings us challenges to face—and goals to achieve—in both our businesses and our organization. NFBA has in place a … Read more »

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Video: Making of the new Galaxy FBO at the Lone Star Executive Airport

A time lapse video published Jan 13, 2014 on YouTube by GalaxyFBO. This incredible video shows the year-long construction process of the new Galaxy FBO at the Lone Star Executive Airport (KCXO) in Conroe, Texas.

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A Nashville hit! View the Best of the Frame Building Expo 2014

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The Frame Building Expo is the only national tradeshow and education event devoted exclusively to post-frame builders. Nashville has always been a popular venue for the event, and this year did not disappoint. Attendance was strong and the mood was optimistic. Didn’t make … Read more »

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