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Top 5 Reasons Why Post-Frame Businesses Fail

I’ve had the opportunity to work with many post-frame businesses, as well as businesses in similar industries. In the process, I’ve observed problems that many of these businesses share in common. If not properly addressed, these problems can lead to failure. When I say “failure,” I’m referring to several possible scenarios. Failure might mean...

New APA guide offers advantages of raised-heel trusses

A new guide published by APA – The Engineered Wood Association describes how builders can increase the structural and energy performance of a home with a raised-heel truss construction system. Building with raised-heel trusses results in both savings for the builder and an energy-efficient, structurally superior residence for the homeowner. Click here to instantly...

Free guide on sound isolation and noise control for steel buildings

In designing and constructing modern buildings, sound control is vital in ensuring acoustical comfort and productivity for occupants. A new resource, “Facts for Steel Buildings #4: Sound Isolation and Noise Control,” available as a free download from AISC, provides building owners and designers with a basic understanding of these issues and useful tools for...

This project used foam for backfill

How to cost-effectively nestle a building into a hillside was a problem facing Peter Sherrer, owner of PSG, a Wisconsin based firm specializing in real estate and construction. The building in question was a new 55,000 square foot office and distribution center for Wisconsin Vision Associates of Burlington. Early design investigations into different structural...

Money Talk: New rules to impact the lease/buy decision

– By Mark Battersby- Even as credit becomes more readily available, whether to buy or lease is a question facing many builders and contractors. While there is no one correct answer that fits every situation, nor every rural building business, compared to the simplicity of buying, leasing is far more complicated and may be...

New Metal Roof Installation Training Program Launches at METALCON

The metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions, together with the Metal Construction Association (MCA), announce its new Metal Roof Installation Training at METALCON 2016, scheduled for October 26-28 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore. Top experts in the metal roofing industry will lead this two-day, eight-hour certification...

CertainTeed Unveils Its IDreamBook

In a bold step for the industry, CertainTeed Corp., a North American leading brand of building products, has unveiled a new marketing and reference tool that harnesses the power of the Apple iPad to deliver interactive content. Dubbed iDreamBook, the feature-packed, easy-to-use, interactive book enables contractors to help homeowners find just the right combination of...

NRCA Launches Online Career Center

The roofing industry is in immediate need of hardworking, highly skilled talent to fill positions in all sectors of the industry. To help meet this need, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has launched its online NRCA Career Center. The NRCA Career Center is a comprehensive roofing industry-specific resource that will enable all industry...

Triangle Fastener Offers A New Mobile Site For Fastener Selection

Triangle Fastener Corporation (TFC) provides the first mobile site designed to help you select a fastener based on your specific application requirements. It provides a fast and easy way to choose the best fastener for your application. It works with mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers. The site prompts you to select a substrate,...