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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Sealed “N” Safe provides thermal bridging solution

Metal buildings able to make code with continuous insulation system EPHRAIM, Utah – SNS Thermal Spacers from Sealed “N” Safe are a cost-effective and easy-to-implement thermal bridge system between the outer shell and the inner frames of a metal building. … Read more »

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MCA elects officers and board of directors at 2015 Winter Meeting

The Metal Construction Association held annual elections for its officers and board of directors at the 2015 Winter Meeting in Indian Wells, California. The 2015 Officers and Board of Directors include: •    Chair: Karl Hielscher, Metl-Span •    Chair Elect: Norbert … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Reroofing, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine, Solar, Supplier News | Tagged metal buildings, metal roofing, metal roofing suppliers | Leave a comment

Schweiss Doors part of winning Ontario municipal building

Municipal building awarded for innovation, environmentally friendly features HECTOR, Minn. – In a perfect world, the construction of a municipal building would be highlighted by both form and function. Most times, because the budget is determined by taxpayer dollars, the … Read more »

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Strong jobs report boosted by construction

The U.S. construction industry added 39,000 jobs in January, including 12,700 net new nonresidential jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) preliminary estimate released Feb. 6. December’s estimate was revised downward from 48,000 to 44,000 net new jobs. … Read more »

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MBMA 2014 Annual Report now available for free download

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its 2014 Annual Report, which highlights the technical research, sustainability innovations, industry advocacy, safety preparation and educational programs the association has undertaken over the past year.  The report, titled First Choice, is … Read more »

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Top 10 Products for rural builders

February 2015 Rural Builder

In every issue of both Rural Builder and Frame Building News we have a section called “Product Profile”. There, we showcase products for rural builders. Information and photos are sent to us by suppliers and manufacturers for free exposure in … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Fasteners, Featured Magazine, Frame Building News, Horse Barn Products, Industry Honors, Products, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Top Products | Tagged aj manufacturing, Cannonball:HNP, Graber Post, Levi's Building Components, MWI, palram, Plyco, rural builders, Sno Gem, SnoBlox SnoJax | Leave a comment

Top e-Guide Products for rural builders

Requests for more information from our online e-Guides determine the winners of our annual Top eProducts. In 2014 the most requests were received for equestrian planning and construction from Wick Buildings; Retro-Pan insulation system from TVM Building Products; and the … Read more »

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Battling Condensation: Determining the Best Method of Control

- By Mark Mullins, Fabral – As suppliers and installers of metal roofing, we have all likely dealt with the issue of condensation. There are several control methods available so the first consideration must be towards looking at the building … Read more »

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General intro to wall bracing featured in new APA video

Video highlights the importance of code-required wall bracing as a component of resilient wall construction The Engineered Wood Association  (APA) has produced a new online video designed to educate builders and designers about the wall bracing requirements of the International … Read more »

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Connect, learn & discover at the 2015 Frame Building Expo

January 2015 Frame Building News

- Ken Gieseke, Chair, NFBA Board of Directors With hopes that you, your coworkers, and your families enjoyed a wonderful holiday, I now join members of the NFBA staff and board of directors in wishing you all a richly satisfying … Read more »

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