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ATAS Announces Winners For The Project Of The Year Awards

ATAS International, Inc. honored its 2016 Project of the Year winners at a recent awards banquet. This annual competition recognizes projects in which ATAS products have been incorporated into the design of the building. An independent panel of judges reviewed photos of all the projects submitted throughout the year and chose several winners for...

Join Forces To Support National Roofing Week

To help the National Roofing Contractors Association’s (NRCA) members share in National Roofing Week, which will be held June 4-10, NRCA will be using Thunderclap, a crowdspeaking platform that allows people to Tweet or post a Facebook message on the same day—and at the same time—to achieve the maximum effect and rise above the noise on...

MBMA Releases White Paper on Options for Retrofitting a Metal Roof

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released the white paper, Comparison of Retrofit Systems Over Existing Metal Roofs, by Brian Gardiner FRCI, RRC, CCS. This paper provides a detailed comparison of two options for putting a new roof layer over an existing metal roof: a new metal roof and a...

ASABE to Revise Standard on Structural Foundation Design

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN — The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) announces a new project to revise ANSI/ASAE EP486.2, Shallow Post and Pier Foundation Design. The revision will include a new procedure for estimating foundation lateral load capacity, along with other minor updates. ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization...

2017 Structural Panel and Engineered Wood Yearbook

APA Releases 2017 Structural Panel & Engineered Wood Yearbook

Engineered wood products output projected to increase 5 percent in 2017 The 2017 Structural Panel & Engineered Wood Yearbook has been released by APA–The Engineered Wood Association. The yearbook includes an analysis of the U.S., Canadian, and global economies, focusing on factors that impact demand for engineered wood products across several market segments as...

Award-Winning Federal Building Features Creative Application Of DURANAR Coatings

Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building sheathed in high-performance aluminum skin. DURANAR coatings by PPG help form meet function on the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt (EGWW) Federal Building in Portland, Oregon. Called a “cornerstone of the federal government’s green building portfolio,” the EGWW Federal Building, constructed in 1974, is now sheathed in a high-performance skin of...

2017 NFBA Leadership Team Elected

The National Frame Building Association elected officers for the 2017 year at the Frame Building Expo in March. Todd Carlson, AJ Manufacturing, chairs the organization, with Matt Greiner, Greiner Buildings Inc., serving as Chair Elect. Outgoing chair Ken Gieseke, McElroy Metal, Inc., remains an officer as Past Chair. Mark Billstrom, Lester Building Systems, LLC,...

Morton Buildings, Inc. Becomes 100% Employee-Owned

Morton, IL—Morton Buildings, Inc., the industry leader in post-frame manufacturing and construction, announced that 100% of the company is now owned by its employees.  Prior owners sold their shares to the employees’ Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Trust, giving current and future employees full ownership of the company.  As an employee-owned company, Morton Buildings...