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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 »

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New Englert Brochure Offers 67 Reasons To Choose Its Coil

Englert has announced the availability of its new, color, two-page brochure on coating quality titled “Why Choose Englert?” The new brochure outlines the 67 different steps Englert takes in testing and quality control to ensure customers of the highest metal … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing News, Supplier News | Tagged brochure, Englert, metal coating, Why Choose Englert? | Leave a comment

Palram Announces Logan Lumber to Distribute PALIGHT Trimboard

Palram Americas, a manufacturer of polycarbonate and PVC sheets, has partnered with Logan Lumber Co., a division of Weekes Forest Products, Inc. and recognized leader in the Florida building material market, to distribute the full line of PALIGHT Trimboard products. … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing News, Supplier News | Tagged Logan Lumber Co., Palight Trimboard products, Palram Americas, polycarbonate, PVC sheets, Weekes Forest Products | Leave a comment

2016 IRE Issues Call for Presentations Proposals

The 2016 International Roofing Expo (IRE) is seeking researchers, educators, consultants, technical experts and industry leaders to share their knowledge and business expertise as presenters for the educational conference program. Taking place February 17-19, 2016, at the Orange County Convention … Read more »

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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 »

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Nonresidential Construction Employment Ticks up Despite Dismal Overall Jobs Report

Source: Associated Building Contractors “Today’s jobs report was a stunner and construction was not spared as the sector lost jobs for the first time in 15 months.” —ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. Nonresidential construction added 5,000 net new jobs in March, … Read more »

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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 »

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