post-frame construction

2017 Frame Building Expo call for presentations

The National Frame Building Association is seeking presentations for its 2017 Frame Building Expo. The Expo is scheduled to be held in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, March 7-10, 2017. You are invited to share your expertise and experience with your peers by submitting a proposal for an educational...

2015 Buildings of the Year named by NFBA

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 Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 10, 2016, to honor the winners of these prestigious awards for 2015....

The solid safety program

– By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel – At the 2016 Frame Building Expo in Indianapolis, the National Frame Building Association recognized 12 member companies that have demonstrated a serious concern for providing their employees with a safe worksite. These companies recognized that a good safety program is the first step to having a...

Scenes from the 2016 Frame Building Expo

The mood at the 2016 Frame Building Expo was electric for vendors and attendees. It was held in Indianapolis March 8-11 with more vendors and attendees reported since the economy went south in 2008. Staff from Rural Builder and Frame Building News magazines were on hand to record the event. Here is a review in pictures. [VIEW MORE PHOTOS...

List of all NFBA 2015 Building of the Year winners

CLICK ON EACH WINNER TO GO TO MORE INFORMATiON ABOUT THESE PROJECTS 2015 JUDGES’ AWARD Brad Miller, B&B Pole Buildings EXPERTS DIVISION ($0–6 million in annual gross volume) 1st PLACE WINNERS Agricultural Storage/Workshops Tom Greiner, Greiner Buildings, Inc. Commercial Buildings (5,000-10,000 square feet) – TIE Tom Greiner, Greiner Buildings, Inc. Commercial Buildings (5,000-10,000 square feet)...

Post-Frame Crew Foreman of the Month: Roy Palmer II

– By Greg Blosser, NFBA Communications Manager –  Nan Spadacene of Midland, Michigan, calls foreman Roy Palmer II a “superstar.” Spadacene, a retired business development manager who worked at Dow Chemical for 30 years, knows a bit about supervising people and considers herself a good just of character. Palmer, of Wick Buildings, was the...

Building and roofing professionals: what is your outlook for 2016?

Rural Builder and Metal Roofing Magazine are each conducting surveys to help determine the year ahead for professional builders and roofers in the U.S. To better serve your information needs, we would like to discover what trends you are seeing in both industries. Please take a few minutes to answer the questions. The information...

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...

Policies that could affect your bottom line

– By Mark Ward – To contractors erecting a barn or self-storage facility or church in the rural reaches of the American heartland, the world of Washington politics can seem far away. Yet Geoff Burr, vice president of government affairs for the Washington-based Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), reports, “Out of our 21,000 members,...