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Starting at the top: Trusses – A case for T-bracing

Building failures often start at the top. A strong truss ensures for a stronger building, adaptable to the rigorous winds and rumblings of nature. One method worth considering as today’s buildings grow bigger and more complex is T-bracing (or T-reinforcement). An advocate for T-bracing is David Brakeman, engineering director and vice president for Alpine,...

A technical explanation of T-reinforcement for trusses

– [Article provided by the Structural Building Components Association] – The truss industry maintains that the design of truss roof and floor system permanent restraint/bracing is the responsibility of the building designer. System permanent bracing covers the entire structure and all reinforcing/bracing element interactions. An exception to this is identifying the locations of compression...

Valspar Introduces Fluropon® Pure

New Coating Advances Sustainability in Architecture Industry MINNEAPOLIS – Valspar, an industry leader in architectural coatings products, is introducing the newest addition to its Fluropon® 70 percent PVDF family of coil and extrusion coatings, Fluropon Pure. In making the announcement, Jeff Alexander, Valspar VP of sales, coil and extrusion division, said, “We know the architecture...

Modern Design, Classical Materials For Mariano’s Grocery Chain

The newest stand-alone Mariano’s Fresh Market grocery store in the fast-growing retail chain’s empire has opened in Oak Lawn, Illinois. The store showcases a modern design using classical materials including stone, metal and glass. It is the anchor tenant in Phase II of the Stony Creek Promenade in Oak Lawn, Illinois. The design directives...

2016 Good Scout Award Presented to Dick Bus, ATAS President

Dick Bus was honored with the Good Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America Minsi Trails Council, Trexler District, at a recent breakfast held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. ATAS International, Inc. and Dick have been strong supporters of the local Boy Scouts of America District. He and his...

National Coatings Expands Sales Division in Hawaii

National Coatings Corporation (NCC), a leading manufacturer and supplier of durable, energy efficient, elastomeric roof coatings, welcomes Dennis Yoshimura to the organization. Yoshimura joins NCC as the new technical sales representative for Hawaii. In this position, he will be responsible for increasing sales, providing dedicated client support, cultivating relationships and providing training and technical...

2017 Frame Building Expo call for presentations

The National Frame Building Association is seeking presentations for its 2017 Frame Building Expo. The Expo is scheduled to be held in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, March 7-10, 2017. You are invited to share your expertise and experience with your peers by submitting a proposal for an educational...

2015 Buildings of the Year named by NFBA

The announcement of the Buildings of the Year Awards is one of the highlights of the annual Frame Building Expo. A large audience gathered for the National Frame Building Association awards luncheon at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 10, 2016, to honor the winners of these prestigious awards for 2015....

Roofinox Stainless Steel Now Sold By N.B. Handy

Dave Rowe, vice president of Roofinox America of Eatontown, New Jersey, has announced that N.B. Handy, the Lynchburg, Virginia, based supplier of metals, metal fabricating machinery, and sheet metal for the roofing and HVAC trades, has become a stocking provider of the Roofinox line of stainless steel and tin plated (Terne) stainless metal roofing materials....

Redesigned Petersen Catalog Features Five New PAC-CLAD Products

Petersen introduces five new products in the PAC-CLAD lineup, all beautifully presented in its redesigned corporate catalog. The updated catalog also includes new, enhanced features for an existing product, plus 30 new photographs of inspirational architecture designed using PAC-CLAD roof and wall products. The new catalog is available for viewing or downloading in the...