RB October 2012

/Rural Builder - October 2012 CoverThe October 2012 Issue of Rural Builder offers tips on how to build against Mother Nature’s fury.

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Rural Builder October 2012

Bracing for the storm: Tips on how to build against Mother Nature’s fury

By Oliver Witte – Floods, ice, snow, sleet, downpours, wind, hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, mudslides, stifling heat, bitter cold … Arrrgh! Builders have a fighting chance to defeat all but the worst storms if they pay attention to recent research in building techniques and materials. Rural builders who can address the weather-related concerns of owners...

MBMA releases 2012 Metal Building Systems Manual

An Industry Resource for Achieving Technical Excellence  CLEVELAND, OHIO – www.mbma.com: The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) announces the release of the new 2012 edition of the Metal Building Systems Manual. Since the manual’s first publication in 1959, this nationally recognized reference manual has been the primary resource for the metal building industry for...

Rigid Global Buildings upgrades website with interactive features

The new Rigid website www.rigidbuilding.com now features an interactive building color selector to allow customers the opportunity to try out different Energy Star rated wall and roof colors before ordering a metal building or metal roof. Other improvements include easier navigation throughout the site, updated photos in the photo gallery, and an overall fresh...

Facebook’s LEED Gold Certified building features Metal Sales panels

LOUISVILLE, KY… Facebook’s new data center in Prineville, Oregon features more than 65,000 square feet of metal wall panels from Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation. Data centers have become key corporate assets in today’s data intensive economy. They come in many forms—be it a freestanding structure like Facebook’s in Prineville, an in-house server room or...

Sukup Metal Buildings Division earns AC472 quality certification

SHEFFIELD, Iowa — Sukup Manufacturing Co.’s new Metal Buildings Division has been certified by the International Accreditation Service for meeting rigorous quality standards of the AC472 metal buildings design and manufacturing accreditation program. The certification, which was awarded in late June following a three-day audit in May, verifies that the company has the personnel,...