Bucket Lists for Structural Engineers and Some Resources for Helping Cross Post-Frame Off Your List

David Finkenbinder

Bucket lists are mentioned regularly today, which got me to thinking – what about a bucket list for structural engineers? ASCE and others have put together lists of engineering wonders of the modern world, so those seem like a good start for sights to see. But for a practitioner, I’d...

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September 2019
Issue #11242
Page 108

Post Frame at a Crossroads—Is This the 11th Hour for the Industry?

Sharon Thatcher

For several years, there has been a foreboding trend in the post-frame industry: the disappearance of post-frame engineers. At once a strong coalition of devoted proponents who worked diligently on both personal and professional time to promote the industry through research, education and...

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July 2019
Issue #11240
Page 56
Mike Momb

Steps to Minimize Snow Load Failures

Mike Momb

Early every year, the National Frame Building Association (NFBA) holds its annual Frame Building Expo—where thousands of post-frame builders, design professionals, and vendors meet for three days filled with break-out sessions, guest presenters, and, of course, a trade show. In...

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April 2019
Issue #11237
Page 44
Mike Momb

A Case for Minimum Post Frame Truss Loads

Mike Momb

In my career, I have done about everything imaginable when it comes to post frame (pole) building trusses. I have been blessed to have been able to spend a better portion of over two decades working within or owning prefabricated MPCWT (metal plate connected wood truss) manufacturing facilities....

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February 2019
Issue #11235
Page 28
Mike Momb

Value Added for Truss Manufacturers

Mike Momb

Not quite 20 years ago I interviewed for a position of managing a metal plate connected wood truss manufacturing plant for Anderson Lumber, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. For several years Anderson had been losing money from their truss operation and higher ups were searching for someone who...

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November 2018
Issue #10232
Page 45
Mike Momb

Increase Your Post Frame Sales

Mike Momb

Nearly every U.S. and Canadian metal plate connected wood truss manufacturer has one or more clients who either construct pole barns or sell kit packages. Not much excitement though in dealing with typical orders of usually anywhere from 4 to 10 trusses per building. Money can certainly be...

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September 2018
Issue #10230
Page 56
Steve Shrader

Making the Connection to Timbers

Steve Shrader

Most people probably do not know that Hundegger USA was formed after Euclid Timber Frames, L.C. became the very FIRST Hundegger customer in North America. Hundegger was well known in the European market, but it was a distinct need in this continental market that brought German technology to the...

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August 2018
Issue #10229
Page 52
Frank Woeste. P.E.

All Things Wood: Safety Information for Post-Frame Truss Installation

Frank Woeste

The recent jobsite installation accident involving truss construction, “Three injured in north Washington County barn collapse,” is a reminder of the incredible value of BCSI-B10 for truss installation contractors who install trusses spanning up to 81-ft. and spaced up to 12-ft....

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February 2018
Issue #10223
Page 75

Fall Protection on Post-Frame Roofs

Daniel Hindman

For the past several years, my research at Virginia Tech has examined the safety of workers who are constructing metal plate-connected wood truss roofs at height. This work can be very hazardous without proper fall protection systems and procedures in place. Falls from height are the result of...

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July 2017
Issue #10216
Page 29

Progressive Roof Collapse Due to CLR Shifting

David Bohnhoff

Overview Progressive roof collapse is a roof collapse in which the failure of a single structural component triggers a chain reaction of failures that result in a large portion of a roof collapsing onto the contents below. The shifting of continuous lateral restraint is well known as a...

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September 2016
Issue #09206
Page 67

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