Research and Technology

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

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 … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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Post-Frame R&T: Fall arrest system testing

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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 … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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Shallow post and pier foundation design: Major revision of standard completed

By David Bohnhoff, Ph.D., P.E.  /  In October 2012 the latest version of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ engineering practice (EP) for the design of shallow post foundations was approved by ANSI. The official designation of this … Read more »

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Rural Builder Hall of Fame alphabetical listing of all recipients

Each year, Rural Builder magazine inducts new members into its Rural Builder Hall of Fame. This tradition began in 1982 to honor individuals who helped advance post-frame building technology through their work and advocacy. Today, all new members are elected … Read more »

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Get in on the action at 29th Buckeye State post-frame expo

January 17th marks the date of the next Buckeye Frame Building Association Expo. The turnout to this Expo has been growing steadily every year, and for good reason. BFBA is bringing the people of the post-frame industry a back-to-basics collection … Read more »

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Research & Technology: Effect of variability on lumber design values

Building designers, registered design professionals should stay up to date / By Don Bender, Ph.D., P.E., and  Frank Woeste, Ph.D., P.E. Properties of all materials vary, as as do structural loads such as snow, wind and occupancy. Building design professionals … Read more »

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Can wood be used as a fire wall? Test proves it can

An hourly rated wall — rated as high as 3 hours — may be required to separate building areas or occupancy types to meet the International Building Code requirement for life safety. For architects, builders and engineers, this usually means … Read more »

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