Post Frame

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A common mistake in treated wood selection for ground contact

– By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder Magazine – Colin McCown, Executive Vice President of AWPA (American Wood Protection Association), cautions against assuming that all treated wood you purchase off the shelf is suitable for ground contact applications. A particular problem is that most 2×4, 6, -8, -10 and -12 lumber is treated for above...

Quick guide to fasteners for treated wood

By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder Magazine – A surprising amount of science goes in to the making of those small but mighty screws, bolts and connectors used in preservative-treated woods. The science has been standardized by ASTM, with box labeling used to help builders simplify the user process. Joe Stager, vice president for product...

AJ Manufacturing receives patent for EZ-v post-frame window system

A.J. Manufacturing, Inc. (AJ) a manufacturer of doors and windows for the post frame construction industry has been awarded U.S. Patent Nos. 8776460, 8776461 and 9057220 for its vinyl window trim and flashing system – EZ-v®. The AJ trim and flashing system provides the best assurance of leak free window installation in corrugated steel...

Developing a strategy for long span truss installation

– By Kirk Grundahl, P.E. – A truss collapse can be devastating, not only to the immediate health of those on the job site, but to the installers’ confidence going forward. Training a crew in proper bracing techniques in a way that gets them past the negative experience requires more than a little thinking...

Post frame or SIPs? Minnesota brothers have both

To the Stevermer brothers near Wells, Minnesota, buildings are a lot like potato chips: you can’t have just one. They now have six newer buildings, but each one is uniquely built to fit its function. Their similarity is the builder, Denny Morgan, Morgan Builders of Wells. As a dealer for Energy Panel Structures (EPS), Graettinger,...

Wood products industry releases Reuse Wood website

The American Wood Council (AWC) and Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have partnered with Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA) to develop an online North American directory outlining reuse and recycling options for wood and wood products. The website can be found at: ReuseWood.org. “For wood products, there has historically been a lack of awareness of the...

Technical resources on post frame now available online!

Here at the Construction Magazine Network, the online home of Frame Building News, Rural Builder and Metal Roofing Magazine, we’ve opened up the vaults and pulled out our treasure trove of technical articles on post frame.   The articles have been written by industry experts and published over the years in Frame Building News....

John Fullerton named new GM for Astro Buildings

Oklahoma City, OK – Astro Buildings, Inc. of Omaha, a post-frame building subsidiary of Cedar Creek LLC,  has named John Fullerton as the new General Manager for Astro Buildings. Fullerton previously served as General Manager of Heartland Perma-Column in Lawrence, Kansas, a regional producer and distributor of pre-cast concrete Perma-Columns and Sturdi-Wall steel post...