post-frame building

Research & Technology: Building for energy efficiency

Thermal imaging of post frame and other construction methods  /  By John Fullerton /  This article is based upon a May 2010 report prepared for the National Frame Building Association by Double G Consulting (the complete report may be found at nfba.org/technicalarticles). The purpose of this study was to illustrate points of heat transfer...

PFMI Update: Education pays off for post frame

By John Ryan, NFBA Director, Market Development “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin may not have had NFBA’s Post-Frame Market Initiative in mind when he uttered these words in the 1700s, but when applied to PFMI’s core philosophy, they could not ring more true. Education is a...

Heartland Chapter sets annual conference for October 29-30

Post-frame professionals: Mark your calendar to participate in the fourth Annual Heartland NFBA Conference to be held October 29-30 in Overland Park, Kan.  /  The NFBA’s Heartland Chapter represents the post-frame construction industry in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. Heartland’s October conference is free for builders, design professionals and lumberyard personnel who...

PFMI Update: Educate your post-frame customers!

Let the Post-Frame Advantage website work for you  / By John Ryan, NFBA Director, Market Development  / Have you visited the website postframeadvantage.com lately? It’s worth a visit, a bookmark and a link from your company site. Here are some of the resources that can be found on the website, as well as some...

NFBA Chair message: It’s your association

By Larry Edema, Chair, NFBA / In March 2, we wrapped up our 45th Frame Building Expo, again with top-notch presenters and very informative educational breakout sessions in the areas of construction practices, sales and marketing, management, leadership and operations. The Convention Planning Committee needs to be commended on putting together another excellent expo....

Frame Building News April 2012 cover

NFBA 2011 Buildings of the Year

NFBA recognizes ‘best of the best’ for 2011 The announcement of the Buildings of the Year Awards is one of the highlights at the annual National Frame Building Expo. A large audience gathered for the NFBA luncheon at the America’s Center in St. Louis to honor the winners of these prestigious awards for 2011....

Trial over pole barn results in fraction of damages for owner

A difference in expectations of a pole barn led to a recent jury trial in South Dakota, with the customer awarded only a fraction of what he was seeking from the builder. The owner of the pole barn, Doug Altman of Mitchell filed a lawsuit asking for damages against builder Ryan Baker of Baker...

WoodTite fastener from Atlas Bolt & Screw

Atlas Bolt & Screw Company is premiering another addition to their comprehensive product line. This innovative new woodscrew fastener is designed for the Post Frame Market – leading the industry again in fastener advancements. Combining the elements of the Type-17 point and specialized hybrid threads allows for the new #10 WoodTite to penetrate the...