Rural Builder Magazine

Rural Builder provides the news, features, products and how-to’s geared towards builders and suppliers of primarily low-rise agricultural and small retail and municipal structures. Published seven times annually, Rural Builder serves a horizontal market targeting all types of low-rise construction in cities of 250,000 or less population.

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Schweiss Doors now offers a Build Your Own Door Kit

Schweiss Doors has designed a simple way for customers to build their own hydraulic doorframe without sacrificing Schweiss quality and unique design features.   “We realized the great demand for the popular Schweiss hydraulic door design and figured out a … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, Products, RB May 2015, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs | Tagged Build Your Own Door, hydraulic doorframe, hydraulic doors, schweiss doors | Leave a comment

Nonresidential Construction Employment Ticks up Despite Dismal Overall Jobs Report

Source: Associated Building Contractors “Today’s jobs report was a stunner and construction was not spared as the sector lost jobs for the first time in 15 months.” —ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. Nonresidential construction added 5,000 net new jobs in March, … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Anirban Basu, Associated Building Contractors, nonresidential construction | Leave a comment

The peculiar thing about a roof-only steel building

– By Eric Beavers – Kings were crowned because of it and cultures have been defined by it; history’s been made by it and wars have been started because of it; it’s shaped the borders of nations and today, TV … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, RB March 2015, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Armstrong Steel Buildings, Eric Beavers, metal building, roof-only structure | Leave a comment

Liability insurance for rural builders: Is it really necessary?

– By Mark Ward, Sr. – Someone slips on the icy front stoop of your home. Your injured visitor sues but your liability is covered by your homeowners insurance. The ultimate irony, however, might be if you’re building a home … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged ComplyAbility, lliability insurance for rural builders, Loretta Worter, risk management for builders, Tom Knight | Leave a comment

Don’t fly by the seat of your pants: What you should know before building an aircraft hangar

Pre-engineered metal buildings are a popular choice for airport hangars, but not just any metal building is the right choice. Rural Builder turned to Erect-A-Tube, a company that designs and fabricates general aviation facilities of all sizes, for tips on … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged airport hangar, Erect-a-Tube, metal building | Leave a comment

MCA working with IBHS on wind test research

In its most recent newsletter, the Metal Construction Association reports that the organization is working with the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) to provide design and materials for roof/building wind-load testing that was scheduled for late March. … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged mca, metal construction, metal construction association, metal roofing, standing seam metal, wind load testing | Leave a comment

IMETCO acquires Martin Fireproofing

NORCROSS, Ga. – IMETCO (Innovative Metals Company, Inc.) announced acquiring Martin Fireproofing Corp., a leading manufacturer of specialty metal roof deck systems with a strong reputation for performance in the building envelope arena. Martin Fireproofing will merge with IMETCO, and … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged IMETCO, Innovative Metals Company, Martin Fireproofing | Leave a comment

DBCI launches 3000 Series Door for moderate to high-wind loads

Douglasville, GA – Rollup door manufacturer DBCI announces the launch of the new 3000 Series door this April. The 3000 was developed for moderate to high wind loads and is immediately available throughout the U.S. and Canada. The big advantage … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, RB May 2015, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs | Tagged DBCI 3000 Series door, rollup door | Leave a comment

Let it breathe: The importance of ventilation in the wood-framed structure

– By Mark Mullins, Fabral Applications Engineer/Product Training Manager – Ventilation is a critical contributor to the life cycle performance of a building. Pole barns and post-frame buildings can, in many cases, allow moisture to the interior of these buildings, … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, FN April 2015, Frame Building News, RB March 2015, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Fabral, pole barns, post-frame, ventilation | Leave a comment

Metal to the rescue for refugees

Metal once again rises to the occasion with quick and affordable shelters for refugees. The shelters are temporary in nature but allow for use on average of three years as compared to tents that are only good for a few … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, RB December 2014, RB February 2015, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged metal buildings, metal refugee housing, metal roofing | Leave a comment