Post-Frame Technique

Articles and product profiles highlighting the use of post-frame techniques in buildings, typically utilizing solid-sawn posts or laminated wood wall columns.

BUILDING PROFESSIONALS: WHAT’S YOUR FORECAST FOR 2018?

To better serve your information needs, we would like to know what your industry outlook is for 2018. Please take a few minutes right now to complete this quick survey. Summary data we gather today will appear in the February 2018 issue of Rural Builder. Any information you provide will be...

ASABE Revises Shallow Post Foundation Standard

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its shallow post foundation design standard. The revised standard, ANSI/ASAE EP486.3, Shallow Post and Pier Foundation Design, includes a new procedure for estimating foundation lateral load capacity; adjustments to safety and resistance factors for lateral foundation strength; and updated definitions....

Gotta’-Have-It Solutions for Post-Frame Builders

One of the fun things about the Frame Building Expo is the introduction of new products. Here is a sneak peek. Long-Life Fastener Solutions from Lakeside Lakeside Construction Fasteners will showcase its ZMAX Long-Life and SC SteelGuard at the expo.ZMAX alloy fasteners are engineered for corrosion applications. They offer a larger...

A Post-Frame Planter’s Paradise

Black Creek Greenhouse Inc. is a popular destination for gardeners in the Lancaster County area of Pennsylvania. It has been locally owned and family operated since 1980. This post-frame retail store was built to handle expanding inventory and eager crowds. Because the area can get heavy snows, snow guards were deemed...

Moisture Problems and Solutions

Joseph M. Zulovich, PhD, PE, offers a detailed look at moisture problems in buildings in a five-part series that ran in Rural Builder magazine from mid-2016 to early-2017. The series offers: an overview and strategy a look at protection from subsurface water protection from surface water protecting the exterior building envelope...

Frame Building Expo Returns to Nashville March 8-10

The Frame Building Expo heads back to Nashville March 8-10. Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center will host the 50th anniversary event. Ken Gieseke, NFBA Board Chair, offers the following rundown of activities. Celebrate “Framing the Future at the 2017 Expo” by Ken Gieseke On Thursday night, while we enjoy desserts...

apa moisture resistance

APA Releases Updated Guide on Moisture Resistant Wall Construction

Guide provides detailed information to help builders “Build a Better Home.” APA – The Engineered Wood Association has updated its Build a Better Home: Moisture Resistant Wall Construction, designed to provide builders and homeowners with construction guidelines to protect their homes against damaging moisture infiltration. The publication outlines the primary sources...

BESS Lab

Tests reveal efficiency stalls for some 60-inch ag fans

When it comes to big fans and their benefits for agricultural ventilation, the old logic that bigger is better has hit a snag. Researchers at BESS Lab operated by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have tested a number of 60-inch fans only to discover that, at a certain point, energy...

Registration for 2017 Frame Building Expo Now Open

Registration for the 50th Frame Building Expo is now open.  The Frame Building Expo is the nation’s largest annual trade event for post-frame builders, suppliers, manufacturers, structural engineers and code and design professionals. This year’s Expo consolidates the latest training, workshops and product information under one roof at the Gaylord Opryland...

Foreman of the Month: Steve Allison, A Foreman with Focus

Steve Allison, foreman at Greiner Buildings, lives by the adage that there’s no such thing as a stupid question. While working his way up to be a foreman, he would ask questions to understand how he could improve, and that’s still true today. “He’s not afraid to call the project manager...