Post Frame News

News, features and technical information directly related to the post frame industry.

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,...

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...

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...

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...

John Fullerton named new GM for Astro Buildings

Oklahoma City, OK – Astro Buildings, Inc. of Omaha, a post-frame building subsidiary of Cedar Creek LLC,  has named John Fullerton as the new General Manager for Astro Buildings. Fullerton previously served as General Manager of Heartland Perma-Column in Lawrence, Kansas, a regional producer and distributor of pre-cast concrete Perma-Columns and Sturdi-Wall steel post...

2017 Frame Building Expo for post-frame builders

Mark Your Calendar! – Don’t forget about the Frame Building Expo!  2017 National Frame Building Expo March 8-10, 2017 Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center Nashville, Tennessee Sponsored by the National Frame Building Association, the Frame Building Expo is open to all builders who wish to network, learn and exchange information about post-frame construction. The Expo...

TFC releases Market Specific Product Catalogs

Triangle Fastener Corporation has released three Market Specific Product Catalogs that provide details on a full line of products for specific construction applications. The new line-up of catalogs include: Metal Roofing/Building; Low Slope (Flat) Roofing; and Interior/Drywall construction industries. Each catalog provides product details on a wide variety of fasteners, sealants, tools, and accessories,...