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.

Brakeman, Brugger and Simon named to 2016 Rural Builder Hall of Fame

Rural Builder magazine inducted three new members to the Rural Builder Hall of Fame at the Frame Building Expo in Indianapolis on March 11. Named to the Hall of Fame for 2016 were David Brakeman, Alpine / ITW Company; Michael Brugger, Ohio State University; and Jim Simon, Tailored Building Systems, Grand Rapids, Michigan. David Brakeman...

A common mistake in treated wood selection for ground contact

– By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder Magazine – Colin McCown, Executive Vice President of AWPA (American Wood Protection Association), cautions against assuming that all treated wood you purchase off the shelf is suitable for ground contact applications. A particular problem is that most 2×4, 6, -8, -10 and -12 lumber is treated for above...

Quick guide to fasteners for treated wood

By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder Magazine – A surprising amount of science goes in to the making of those small but mighty screws, bolts and connectors used in preservative-treated woods. The science has been standardized by ASTM, with box labeling used to help builders simplify the user process. Joe Stager, vice president for product...

AWC releases Energy UA Calculator app

LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an app which will calculate a code-compliant opaque wall or fenestration U-factor. The app calculation is based upon the Total UA alternative compliance method permitted by the International Code Council’s 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) or International Residential Code (IRC). This new Energy UA Calculator...

Mass Timber Conference set for March 22-24 in Portland

If you are interested in cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction and other mass timber techniques, the Mass Timber Conference will be held March 22–24, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. The conference will explore current opportunities and obstacles for cross-laminated timber, nail-laminated timber, glulam panels, laminated veneer lumber, and other mass timber construction in North America and...

AJ Manufacturing receives patent for EZ-v post-frame window system

A.J. Manufacturing, Inc. (AJ) a manufacturer of doors and windows for the post frame construction industry has been awarded U.S. Patent Nos. 8776460, 8776461 and 9057220 for its vinyl window trim and flashing system – EZ-v®. The AJ trim and flashing system provides the best assurance of leak free window installation in corrugated steel...

Developing a strategy for long span truss installation

– By Kirk Grundahl, P.E. – A truss collapse can be devastating, not only to the immediate health of those on the job site, but to the installers’ confidence going forward. Training a crew in proper bracing techniques in a way that gets them past the negative experience requires more than a little thinking...