post-frame construction

Post-Frame Buildings and the International Building Code

By Timothy R. Royer, PE  – [DOWNLOAD THIS ARTICLE AS A PDF] Building codes in various forms have been around for a very long time. One of them, the Code of Hammurabi, was written in approximately 1775 B.C. near what is now the city of Baghdad. This code included 282 laws, and six of...

Frame Building News November 2014

Research & Technology: Total post-frame building design

– By Aaron Halberg, P.E.
 – “Things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” –Albert Einstein As I grow older and our world becomes ever more complicated, I try to follow this maxim from Einstein. Maybe you’re like me, struggling to simplify decisions and situations without oversimplifying them. Finding this balance...

Three complimentary hospitality receptions at the Frame Building Expo

The 2014 Frame Building Expo will boast three lively social events with refreshments, live music and great company. And the news gets better: admission is free and open to all Expo attendees! Plyco ReceptionIt’s that time of the year: Plyco party time! Plyco Corporation hosts its jovial hospitality event, the Plyco Reception—an annual tradition...

NFBA Frame Building Expo to expand trade show due to demand

The National Frame Building Association has announced that the annual Frame Building Expo has SOLD OUT of existing booth space for its trade show in Nashville, Ten. It is subsequently expanding its space to add new booth and floor traffic capacity! The buzz about the 2014 Expo has been in the air for months,...

Redesigned Building of the Year Awards Program for post-frame builders

NFBA builder members will benefit from an expanded, redesigned Building of the Year (BOY) Awards program in 2013. At its summer meeting, the NFBA membership committee identified a need to restructure the BOY categories in order to be able to recognize a greater number of exceptional post-frame buildings. Benefits of winning• Winners are recognized...

Safety update: Hazard Communication Standard deadlines, requirements

– By Gary Auman, Legal Counsel for NFBA – The first compliance deadline for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s new Hazard Communication Standard is fast approaching. All employers are required to have all employees trained on the new label requirements and the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format by December 1, 2013. A fact...

PFMI Update: Post frame’s opportunity continues to grow

NFBA recently commissioned the second annual Post-Frame Market Sizing Model Report from FMI Corporation to assess the U.S. post-frame market. FMI, a market research firm specializing in construction, identified key trends and drivers, evaluated historical and expected growth trends and estimated the current and projected volume of prime building components.    Key findings from...

NFBA Heartland Chapter to hold annual conference Oct. 29-30

The Heartland Chapter of the National Frame Building Association is planning it’s Annual Conference in Kansas City October 29-30 at the Overland Park Convention Center. On Tuesday, October 29 there will be a golf outing and evening reception with a Cornhole tournament, food and drinks. Wednesday, October 30 will be a full day with...