RB March 2012

Rural Builder – March 2012 CoverThe March 2012 Issue of Rural Builder explains the benefits of working with architects.

This issue also includes an introduction to the 2012 Hall of Fame inductees.

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Rural Builder Hall of Fame inducts three new members

Three more inductees were welcomed into the Rural Builder Hall of Fame at the National Frame Building Expo in St. Louis on March 1. They were nominated and elected by their Hall of Fame peers and now join an elite rank of builders, suppliers and educators. John R. Darrah, Sr. Vice...

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Post frame with panache: Working with architects

An architect isn’t generally one of those positions every post-frame builder has tucked away in their arsenal of professional consultants but there are arguments for why they should be. One contractor who uses architects on a regular basis is Bob Lotspeich of SL Construction, Archie, Mo. He says architects have saved...

Enabling windows to work as solar panels

A major obstacle with solar power is an inability to be cost-competitive with traditional mainstream energy sources. Now a Chicago company says it has taken a major step forward with the development of a new semiconductor material that would affordably enable windows to act as solar panels. Polyera Corporation reports that...