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Two 2011 'Building of the Year' winners present their cutting-edge projects
How to Be Cutting Edge in Post Frame (602)
Friday, Feb. 22
9:45—10:45 a.m.

2011 "Building of the Year" Winner
Commercial Under 5,000 sq. ft.
Morton Buildings
On Friday, Feb. 22, two NFBA member contractors will present their techniques on how to produce a cutting-edge post-frame building. This breakout session, "How to be Cutting Edge in Post Frame," will be moderated by Greg Lehman, FBi Buildings.

Jason Blair, Morton Buildings, and Bill Murray, Fingerlakes Construction, will explain how their 2011 award-winning projects enhanced curb appeal, maximized design capabilities, expanded post-frame market share and offered their customers a cost-effective building solution.

Expo Express asked both contractors to define "cutting edge":

"A cutting-edge post-frame building is not just a roof with four walls. It's a structure that stands out and catches your eye because of the shine of painted steel, steep roof pitches and overhangs. Stone wainscot, turkey tails and cupolas can make anyone appreciate the aesthetic value that today's post-frame market has evolved into."
Jason Blair, Morton Buildings
1st place winner in the 2011 "Building of the Year" Commercial (under 5,000 sq. ft.) category

2011 "Building of the Year Winner
Judges' Award: Commercial Unique
Fingerlakes Construction
"I would define a cutting-edge post-frame building as one that meets at least one of the following criteria:
  1. a building that leads the way into a new market that is not usually associated with post frame, and
  2. a building with a design and/or materials that are not commonly associated with post-frame buildings."
Bill Murray, Fingerlakes Construction
1st place winner in the 2011 "Building of the Year" Judges' Commercial Unique category

Other interesting, industry-informative sessions offered during this breakout time include:

Use of NFBA-Approved Fire Walls (603)
Presented by Leo Shirek, Wick Buildings

Fall Arrest Systems Attached to Roof Trusses (601)
Presented by Daniel Hindman, Virginia Tech

NFBA to present its first-ever Membership Demo on the trade show floor
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NFBA Membership Demo
Thursday, Feb. 21
2–2:30 p.m.

Dan Nyberg promotes
NFBA membership at Expo
Are you a member of the National Frame Building Association (NFBA)? If not, and you would like to learn about the value of NFBA membership — and trade association memberships in general — you won't want to miss this presentation.

Dan Nyberg, Sales Analysis and Training Manager, Morton Buildings, will present this demo, which will also include brief interviews with real NFBA members. These members will describe how NFBA membership has had a direct impact on their organizations' reputation, management practices, project integrity and subsequent growth. They will spotlight select NFBA member benefits such as Post-Frame Builder Accreditation, Code Resources, Business Lead Generation, Free Access to Technical and Safety Information and more.

Here's a sample of the presentation's introduction:

There are currently over 90,000 trade and professional associations in the United States. Guess how many of these 90,000+ associations represent — on a national scale — post-frame professionals? One. That's right. There is only one national association whose mission is to advance the post-frame industry and grow post frame business for its members. That association is, of course, the National Frame Building Association.

So, if you or your company are active in the post-frame industry in any capacity — be it designing the specs, supplying the nails, getting out there and constructing that building — NFBA is the association for you.

Be sure to attend this demo session on the trade show floor and stop by the NFBA Membership Booth (#439) to introduce yourself!

"How Well Do You Know Your Expo" Quiz?

What university took its building/design students on a tour of the 2011 Frame Building Expo?
  • Department of Engineering Technology, Indiana/Purdue University
  • Department of Architecture, Ball State University
  • ITT Technical Institute, Indianapolis
  • Pre-Engineering Program, Eastern Illinois University

Click here to give your answer.

Answer to last issue's quiz: In what year was the Expo's tagline "America, Discover Columbus ... at the Frame Building Expo!" Answer: 2005

Ways to Register
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If you are an exhibitor, click here to register your booth personnel. Exhibitors receive 4 complimentary passes per 10x10 booth.

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This photo shows Leo Shirek, Wick Buildings, accepting the respected Bernon G. Perkins award at the 2012 Expo Awards Luncheon. The Bernon G. Perkins award is one of NFBA's highest honors. It is presented each year to an individual giving exemplary service to the post-frame industry.

A 2012 Bernon G. Perkins award winner has been selected! Attend the Awards Luncheon and find out who it is! Three 2013 Rural Building Hall of Fame inductees will also be honored!

It's not too late to purchase tickets for the Awards Luncheon! To secure your tickets
click here to register online, or download this registration form which you can fax to NFBA at 847.375.6495, or call NFBA at 800.557.6957.

NFBA Expo Express

Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
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