Research and Technology

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

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 … Read more »

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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) … Read more »

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O.K. city amends building codes to require more wind-resistant construction

- Building Code Now Includes More Continuous Sheathing – The City of Moore, Oklahoma, recently adopted an ordinance that amends the city’s building code provisions to require more wind-resistant construction systems that will better withstand the punishing force of tornadoes … Read more »

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“Behind the Hammer” with Mike Momb: Common post-frame failures and how to prevent them

One of the more sickening events for a post-frame building contractor is being on the receiving end of a call advising that some or all of one of your buildings has collapsed. Déjà vu all over againI was one of … Read more »

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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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