Rural Builder Green

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Check out the newly updated Rural Builder Buyers’ Guide – Free online!

An annual tradition here at Rural Builder is the release of the newest edition of the Rural Builder Buyer’s Guide. The Rural Builder Buyers’ Guide is a go-to source for all things post-frame and steel-frame construction supplies for builders in … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Business and Management, Doors & Windows, Fasteners, Gutter Products, Horse Barn Products, Horse Barns, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Shingles, New Products, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Product Guides, Products, RB October 2013, Roll Formers, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Supplier News, Tools and Jobsite Equipment, Top Products, Underlayments, Vertical Panels | Tagged construction supplies, metal buildings, post frame, rural builder buyers guide | Leave a comment

MCA offers new Environmental Product Declaration for IMPs

An Environmental Product Declaration for Insulated Metal Panels is now available from the Metal Construction Association. This is the first of three different EPD documents to be released in 2013 by MCA, an organization of manufacturers and suppliers whose metal … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Products, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Metal Builder, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Products, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News, Sustainability, Vertical Panels | Tagged Environmental Product Declaration, IMP, insulated metal panels, mca, metal construction association | Leave a comment

Solar Decathlon residence boasts Metal Sales roof

Metal Sales Supports Team Kentuckiana’s Sustainable, Post-Disaster House in Competition LOUISVILLE, KY…Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation is a proud sponsor of Team Kentuckiana in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. The Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design and … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Industry Honors, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, Recyclable, Renewable, Residential, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News, Sustainability | Tagged Metal Sales, solar decathlon 2013, team kentuckiana | Leave a comment

Second quarter construction backlog jumps 3.9 percent

Nonresidential construction recovery gains momentum  /  Associated Builders and Contractors reports its Construction Backlog Indicator rose 3.9 percent during the second quarter of 2013 and now stands at 8.2 months, up from 7.9 months the previous quarter. Construction backlog is … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Gutter Opportunities, Metal Builder, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Associated Builders and Contractors, Construction Backlog Indicator | Leave a comment

Fi-Foil third-party verifies recycled content of its products

Fi-Foil Company has independently verified the recycled content of its reflective insulation and radiant barriers for project teams seeking certification under a green building rating system. Project teams can now download this required third-party report for LEED for New Construction … Read more »

Posted in Energy Efficiency, Frame Building News, Green Building, Green Products, Metal Builder, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Recyclable, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Fi-Foil, Green Globes, LEED, reflective insulation | Leave a comment

Modified grain bins from Sukup Mfg Co providing unique homes to Haitians

One of the communities of Safe T Homes® at the Village of Hope in Haiti. - Photo supplied by Global Compassion Network

Grain bins supplied by Sukup Manufacturing Co. are being distributed by a global relief organization to serve as uniquely modified homes for displaced families in Haiti. The modified grain bins, called Safe T Homes, are being distributed by Global Compassion … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Featured News, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Products, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News, Sustainability | Tagged Global Compassion Network, grain bins, metal building, Safe T Home, Sukup Manufacturing, Village of Hope | Leave a comment

Top 10 Products of 2012 for rural builders

Let’s face it, in many ways, 2012 was a year to forget. No need to go back over the fiscal cliff to talk about all the gloom and doomsday predictions. Let’s focus on a few of your favorite things from … Read more »

Posted in Doors & Windows, Fasteners, In the Industry, Industry Honors, Low Rise Construction, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Products, RB February 2013, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News, Top Products | Tagged aj manufacturing, dynamic fastener, enercept, Energy Panel Structures, extrutech, graber, just ducky, Metal Sales, orenco, top 10 products for rural builders | Leave a comment

NAWIC installs 2012-2013 national president, new board members

The National Association of Women in Construction installed Cindy Johnsen, CBT, CDS, CIT, as its 58th National President during NAWIC’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Denver, Colo. on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Johnsen, an office administrator III for Granite Construction … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal Roofing Magazine, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Cindy Johnsen, National Association of Women in Construction, NAWIC | Leave a comment

MBCI celebrates IMP plant opening in Illnois

MBCI, an industry leading manufacturer of metal roof and wall systems, held the Grand Opening celebration of its new 116,000 square foot insulated metal panel manufacturing facility in Mattoon, Ill. in late June. The event included a program, lunch and … Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Rural Builder Green, Supplier News, Sustainability | Tagged Ill., insulated metal panel, Mattoon, MBCI | Leave a comment

ABC ‘disappointed’ by Supreme Court decision

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. “We are deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the so-called Affordable Care Act,” … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Green Building, Gutter Opportunities, Horse Barn Builder, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Metal Builder, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged ABC, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court | Leave a comment