PFMI

NFBA launches new Post-Frame Advantage website

The National Frame Building Association (NFBA) has launched a new iteration of its website, PostFrameAdvantage.com. The NFBA’s Post-Frame Market Initiative (PFMI) created the new PostFrameAdvantage.com to bring its web presence up to current technical standards, and to enhance the positioning of post frame. The new site embraces post frame’s agricultural roots, but illustrates the many...

PFMI surveys reflect progress with key target audiences

The Post-Frame Market Initiative, the market development initiative of the National Frame Building Association, has been working since 2007 to expand the use of post frame in the light-commercial market by targeting architects and building owners with education and marketing programs. PFMI employs a number of metrics to measure the impact of these initiatives...

PFMI Update: Significant impact (January 2013)

NFBA’s Post-Frame Market Initiative employs a number of metrics throughout the year to measure the size and market share of the post-frame industry, identify key trends and drivers, gauge perceptions and awareness of post frame in the design community and measure the impact of PFMI programs. This year PFMI has added a new survey...

PFMI Update: Reaching target audiences, expanding the market

The Post-Frame Market Initiative, now in its fifth year, continues to produce results and promote post frame as the construction method of choice for light-commercial construction. Following are some updates on the program, as well as ways that you can contribute to and benefit from the program. Lunch-and-Learn sessions reach target audiencesPFMI has been...

PFMI Update: A bigger slice

The National Frame Building Association’s Post-Frame Market Initiative is an industry-wide market development program intended to significantly increase the use of post-frame construction systems. Each post-frame builder’s slice of the business pie can be bigger if the industry is successful in increasing the size of the pie itself. And if the entire post-frame industry...

PFMI: Educating the design community

NFBA members work as one to promote post-frame opportunities The National Frame Building Association launched the Post-Frame Market Initiative with generous support from members whose pledges were matched by the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Post-frame builders and suppliers support this initiative, but they also ask, “How will this program help me?” There are many...

PFMI work continues

The Post-Frame Market Initiative, with the support of NFBA members and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, continues to promote the use of post-frame construction in the light commercial market through education, marketing and research. In the August 2011 issue of this publication, NFBA board chair Larry Edema described the many ways in which PFMI...

Plus-size project

Post-frame beats out other building systems for storage facility There’s big … and then there’s big. Earlier this year, CDA Structures completed a rather large post-frame building. In fact, Brian Eiter of CDA believes it may be the largest post-frame building in the Northwest and anywhere along the West Coast. CDA Structures of Coer...

PFMI Update: Life cycle analysis and cost

Quantifying post frame’s sustainability By Daniel Hindman, PhD. Green building is one of the most dynamic market forces in construction today. Post-frame buildings are considered sustainable, but until very recently little documentation existed on the energy efficiency and the reduced impact on the environment created by post-frame buildings. However, members of the Technical and...