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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Video: Making of the new Galaxy FBO at the Lone Star Executive Airport

A time lapse video published Jan 13, 2014 on YouTube by GalaxyFBO. This incredible video shows the year-long construction process of the new Galaxy FBO at the Lone Star Executive Airport (KCXO) in Conroe, Texas.

Posted in Construction Videos, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged airport hangar, Galaxy FBO, Lone Star Executive Airport, metal building | Leave a comment

A Nashville hit! View the Best of the Frame Building Expo 2014

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The Frame Building Expo is the only national tradeshow and education event devoted exclusively to post-frame builders. Nashville has always been a popular venue for the event, and this year did not disappoint. Attendance was strong and the mood was optimistic. Didn’t make … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Construction Industry News, Construction Videos, Doors & Windows, Fasteners, Featured News, Frame Building Expo, Frame Building News, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Products, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged frame building, Frame Building Expo 2104, post frame | Leave a comment

Lessons learned for builders from the Joplin tornado: Government report released

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the final report  for its technical investigation of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo.—the deadliest tornado in the United States in the 64 years that official records … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Post Frame, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs | Tagged building disasters, building failures, national institute of standards and technology, nist | Leave a comment

S-5! unveils two new attachment systems

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. —  S-5!®, the well-respected international authority on ancillary attachment technology for the metal roofing industry, is proud to announce its two newest innovations: The X-Gard™ pipe snow retention system and the S-5! Utility System. Both systems can … Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Events, Industry Experts, International Roofing Expo, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Rob Haddock, S-5!, S-5! Utility System, X-Gard snow retention system | Leave a comment

MFM WindowWrap receives registered trademark status

Coshocton, OH: MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, is pleased to announce that the company’s WindowWrap® line of window and door flashing tapes has received registered trademark … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Industry Experts, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged door flashing tape, MFM Building Products, window flashing tape, WindowWrap | Leave a comment

DBCI launches Curl-Lok door for easy on-site repair

Douglasville, GA – Rolling sheet door manufacturer DBCI has announced a revolutionary new door product called Curl-Lok.  The new Curl-lok door is constructed out of removable panels with engineered curls along the edges that lock into place instead of seam … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Frame Building News, Industry Experts, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Curl-Lok, dbci, rolling sheet door | Leave a comment

UNA-CLAD Delta Panels Now Come in Perforated Options

INDIANAPOLIS – Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops” portfolio of products, announced today its existing UNA-CLAD™ Delta Concealed Fastener Panels are now available in perforated profiles. The Delta Series, an … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Products, RB March 2014, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged concealed fastener panels, Firestone Building Products, una-clad | Leave a comment

Something Old, Something New: Rural Builders Enhance Historic Properties

Rural Builder March 2014

- By Sharon Thatcher – Historic restoration isn’t something most rural builders want to tackle, but there are occasional opportunities to build something new or to enhance something old in a way that preserves a property’s historic integrity. Featured are … Read more »

Posted in Featured Magazine, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Profiles, RB March 2014, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged barn recovers, new buildings to compliment old buildings, rural builders | Leave a comment

Bigger and better: Nothing about this metal building project was small

- By Sharon Thatcher – When Tri-M Construction got its first opportunity to general contract a project in a high-end air community near Benton, Kan., it did so in a big way.  What resulted was the largest project thus far … Read more »

Posted in Doors & Windows, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Products, RB March 2014, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs | Tagged GBS Enterprises, Greg Soelter, Miles Millspaugh, PowerLift Hyrdraulic Doors, Stearman Estates, Tri-M Construction | Leave a comment

Safety first: How to select fire rated systems for your clients

- By Charles Praeger – It’s not always easy to check every box on a client’s check list. Some customers  need guidance to understand what is feasible, as well as reassurance to validate decisions. For those with safety as the … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Products, RB March 2014, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged charles praeger, fire rated buildings, MBMA, metal building manufacturers association, metal buildings | Leave a comment