Research and Technology

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

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...

AISI publishes new test standards for S900-series

The AISI has revised and published 14 test standards in its S900-series, providing a complete series of updated test methods that supersede the previously published 2008 series. All test standards have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and are available for downloading free of charge at www.aisistandards.org. “These AISI test standards,...

PFMI Update: Post frame’s opportunity continues to grow

NFBA recently commissioned the second annual Post-Frame Market Sizing Model Report from FMI Corporation to assess the U.S. post-frame market. FMI, a market research firm specializing in construction, identified key trends and drivers, evaluated historical and expected growth trends and estimated the current and projected volume of prime building components.    Key findings from...

NFBA Heartland Chapter to hold annual conference Oct. 29-30

The Heartland Chapter of the National Frame Building Association is planning it’s Annual Conference in Kansas City October 29-30 at the Overland Park Convention Center. On Tuesday, October 29 there will be a golf outing and evening reception with a Cornhole tournament, food and drinks. Wednesday, October 30 will be a full day with...

Research & Technology: Building for energy efficiency

Thermal imaging of post frame and other construction methods  /  By John Fullerton /  This article is based upon a May 2010 report prepared for the National Frame Building Association by Double G Consulting (the complete report may be found at nfba.org/technicalarticles). The purpose of this study was to illustrate points of heat transfer...

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Post-Frame R&T: Fall arrest system testing

By Daniel P. Hindman  Ph.D., P.E., LEED Green Associate  / A fall is one of the most traumatic events that can happen on a jobsite. The effects of a fall, much like those of a wave spreading from a pebble dropped in a pond, can radiate through the work crew, the construction company, the...

WoodWorks offers Wisconsin workshop on multi-story wood buildings

– Workshop on Building Bigger and Taller Multi-Story Wood Buildings in Milwaukee  –  UPDATE: this workshop will also be in Madison on May 15. See additional info below. The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program is hosting a workshop May 14 focused on how to build taller and bigger multi-story wood buildings. The seminar offers a...