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.

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 efficiency does not...

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 Resort and Convention...

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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 and say there’s...

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NFBA Members Spotlight: Wayne Wingard of Master Steel Roofing

-By Kathy Jonas – Although metal roofs are becoming ever more popular atop schools, commercial buildings, agricultural structures and homes, they are not really a new invention. The Romans placed copper on the Pantheon in 27 BC, and metal roofs were used on barns in the United States in the late 1800s. Wayne Wingard...

Design of Post-Frame Gyms and Multipurpose Buildings

By Timothy Royer, PE, and Amanda Stauffer- Post-frame construction is ideal for non-code-exempt buildings of many shapes and sizes. One category of such structures that is often overlooked by post-frame builders is gymnasiums and multipurpose recreational buildings. Gymnasiums and multipurpose recreational buildings are a perfect fit for post-frame construction for several reasons. Post-frame walls...

Dec. 1 Deadline for Post-Frame ‘Building of the Year’ Applications

Applications are being accepted now through December 1 for the 2016 Building of the Year competition sponsored by the National Frame Building Association. Only post-frame buildings are eligible. The 2016 Building of the Year contest consists of 24 award categories plus a Judges’ Award. NFBA’s redesigned awards program allows builder member companies to compete...

Perma-Column

Perma-Column Team Continues Expansion

Perma-Column, Inc. of Ossian, Indiana, continues expansion of its network of Precasting Distributors. Perma-Column Precast, and Graber Post Buildings are the two newest to join the team. This expansion brings the total number of Precasting Distributors to nine across the U.S. and Canada. Perma-Column Precast is located in Post Falls, Idaho, and is owned...

Permanent bracing of wood trusses an ongoing education

In the July 2107 issue of the Component Manufacturing Advertiser (download the article here) Professor Frank Woeste suggested the use of the 2015 BCSI Book (111 pages) as a tool for providing a practical path for design professionals to complete their bracing designs. In the spiral bound book, permanent truss bracing design for conventional...

Best Practices: Customer Service 101 Exceed Expectations

By Kathy Jonas – In 2014 CNN reported a story about a Southwest Airlines pilot who made a decision to hold a flight, contrary to company policy. The pilot was not reprimanded. In fact, he was praised by the company, and his decision resulted in positive publicity for the airline, which, as we all...

Progressive Roof Collapse Due to CLR Shifting: Summary

[The following is a summary of a more comprehensive article on the topic available for download under our Technical Resources tab.] -By David R. Bohnhoff, PhD, PE – Continuous lateral restraint (CLR) is a continuous line of bracing used to provide lateral support to a series of structural elements. By preventing lateral movement, CLR...