Research and Technology

Technical articles on research and technology dedicated to the post-frame industry.

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...

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...

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...

Post-Frame Buildings and the International Building Code

By Timothy R. Royer, PE  – [DOWNLOAD THIS ARTICLE AS A PDF] Building codes in various forms have been around for a very long time. One of them, the Code of Hammurabi, was written in approximately 1775 B.C. near what is now the city of Baghdad. This code included 282 laws, and six of...

Frame Building News November 2014

Research & Technology: Total post-frame building design

– By Aaron Halberg, P.E.
 – “Things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” –Albert Einstein As I grow older and our world becomes ever more complicated, I try to follow this maxim from Einstein. Maybe you’re like me, struggling to simplify decisions and situations without oversimplifying them. Finding this balance...

WoodWorks to host national symposium on taller wood buildings

On November 6 and 7, the Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program will host a National Symposium, “Toward Taller Wood Buildings”, in Chicago, Ill. Intended to give attendees a practical perspective on North America’s evolution toward taller wood buildings, the Symposium will focus on how designers are increasing density at lower cost by designing taller...