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Developing a strategy for long span truss installation

– By Kirk Grundahl, P.E. – A truss collapse can be devastating, not only to the immediate health of those on the job site, but to the installers’ confidence going forward. Training a crew in proper bracing techniques in a way that gets them past the negative experience requires more than a little thinking...

Work on your business, not in it: a blueprint for change, Part 1

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series originally published in Frame Building News. – By K.P. Persaud – When I hear the expression “work on a business,” I envision a business owner in full control. I see a person connected to the business yet making strategic decisions from a healthy and...

PFA revises free online university courses on post frame

Newly revised courses for the Post-Frame Advantage Online University are now available. The new courses reflect the most up-to-date information about the post-frame building system broken down into two distinct curricula — one for engineering design and one for architectural design. The Post-Frame Advantage Online University is a FREE educational opportunity for architects and...

2016 Frame Building Expo for post-frame builders

Mark Your Calendar! – Don’t forget about the Frame Building Expo!  2016 National Frame Building Expo March 9-11, 2016 Indianapolis Convention Center Indianapolis, Indiana Sponsored by the National Frame Building Association, the Frame Building Expo is open to all builders who wish to network, learn and exchange information about post-frame construction.   The Expo represents a...

The Gail Miller Recognition Program for Excellence in Safety

By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel – The National Frame Building Association has long had a commitment to helping its members provide a safe place of employment for their employees. As a way to strengthen that effort, NFBA redesigned the Gail Miller Safety Award in 2014, transforming the award into the Gail Miller Recognition...

For Frame Building News readers only

Are you a reader of Frame Building News, the official publication of the National Frame Building Association? If so, we invite you to take our Readership Survey. The survey is designed to gauge what our readers want and need to help them thrive in the post-frame building industry. The survey will take only a...

Randy Ridenour: Winner of the 2014 Bernon G. Perkins Award

Each year, the National Frame Building Association bestows its highest honor—the Bernon G. Perkins Award—on one individual. The name of the award recognizes a pioneer of the post-frame industry, Bernon G. Perkins, who furthered the pole building’s evolution from a temporary structure into a long-lasting one. At the 2015 Frame Building Expo in Louisville,...

NFBA recognizes 2014 Buildings of the Year

The announcement of the Buildings of the Year Awards is one of the highlights of the annual Frame Building Expo. A large audience gathered for the National Frame Building Association awards luncheon at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky., on February 19, 2015, to honor the winners of these prestigious awards for...

April 2015 Frame Building News

Frame Building Expo takes Louisville by storm

– By Beth Schaefer – Closed schools across the state. Nine inches of snow. Sub-zero temps. Cancelled flights. Public transportation awry. Unplowed streets and snowed-over sidewalks. That’s right—during the third week of February 2015, the city of Louisville, Kentucky, was eerily empty. So where was everybody? At the Frame Building Expo! Despite Mother Nature’s...