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National Frame Building Association (NFBA)

NFBA is a non-profit trade association that promotes the interests of the post-frame construction industry and its members. 

The association’s members are primarily post-frame builders, suppliers, manufacturers, building material dealers, code and design professionals and structural engineers.

NFBA is the only national trade association that represents post-frame industry professionals. The association exists to support its members and stimulate the growth of the post-frame industry.

To do so, the association helps its members by providing industry tools and code resources, education, access to technical and legal experts, builder accreditation programs, newsletters and post-frame market development updates, and networking opportunities. NFBA member companies provide services or materials to a variety of building types including agricultural (equestrian stables, barns), commercial (retail stores, strip malls), industrial (warehouses, storage facilities), public (firehouses, medical clinics), institutional (schools, churches), residential and remodeling projects. There are approximately 800 NFBA member companies across the country. They meet annually at the Frame Building Expo to network, learn and exchange information. NFBA unifies all members in the spirit of community. NFBA supports its members’ businesses by listing their company description and contact information on NFBA.org’s “Find A Provider" search tool for prospective clients. 

Learn more about our membership benefits.

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What Toolbox Talks Should I Be Teaching? Upcoming Webinar

June 26

National Frame Building Association is excited to announce our upcoming 2024 Safety Webinar Series, aimed at fortifying your knowledge and practices in post-frame construction safety. Designed to equip you with essential insights and strategies, this series will feature industry experts sharing their expertise on crucial safety topics.

Investing in safety is investing in the future of your company. By participating in our webinar series, you'll not only enhance workplace safety but also cultivate a culture of safety within your organization.

Register Here

*$25 per webinar, or $100 for all 6

Our speakers are industry professionals from reputable post-frame companies, ensuring you receive practical, real-world insights to enhance safety within your organization. Don't miss this invaluable opportunity to elevate your safety practices and safeguard your team. Register now to secure your spot!

If you have any questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to reach out to Jack White, jwhite@nfba.org or (800) 557-6957.


Online University!

Architectural Alternatives for Post-Frame Building Systems

When: May 14, 2024, 4:00PM - 5:00PM EDT
Presented by: Dr. Dan Hindman
Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the unique structural features of PFBS
  • Demonstrate the code compliance of PFBS
  • Demonstrate the energy efficiency and sustainability of PF building systems
  • Identify and demonstrate with completed Post-Frame (PF) project case studies the range of applications and architectural features possible with PFBS

Modern Post-Frame Structural Design Practice: An Introduction

When: May 28, 2024, 4:00PM - 5:00PM EDT
Presented by: Dr. Joe Zulovich
Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the primary structural components of post-frame (PF) building systems
  • Learn how to conduct structural design of PF systems without diaphragm action
  • Learn how to conduct structural design of PF systems with diaphragm action
  • Learn how to design isolated post/pier PF foundations
  • Identify post-frame design resources available to architects and engineers

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Strengthen Your Post-Frame Construction Safety Practices with the 2024 NFBA Safety Webinar Series!

National Frame Building Association is excited to announce our upcoming 2024 Safety Webinar Series, aimed at fortifying your knowledge and practices in post-frame construction safety. Designed to equip you with essential insights and strategies, this series will feature industry experts sharing their expertise on crucial safety topics.

Investing in safety is investing in the future of your company. By participating in our webinar series, you'll not only enhance workplace safety but also cultivate a culture of safety within your organization. Our speakers are industry professionals from reputable post-frame companies, ensuring you receive practical, real-world insights to enhance safety within your organization. Don't miss this invaluable opportunity to elevate your safety practices and safeguard your team.

Events included:

  • May 22nd, 2PM EST/1PM CST — "Safety 101: Overview of the NFBA Safety Manual Template, and How to Use it" taught by Todd Meinhold, H&D Quality Builders
  • June 26, 2PM EST/1PM CST — "What Toolbox Talks Should I Be Teaching?" taught by Matt Greiner, Greiner Buildings
  • July 17, 2PM EST/1PM CST — "Ladder Safety and Fall Protection" taught by Justin Rettig, Greiner Buildings
  • August 14, 2PM EST/1PM CST   — "Competent Person Training & What to do when OSHA shows up to a job site" taught by Dave Underwood, FBi Buildings
  • September 4, 2PM EST/1PM CST — "Safety Record Keeping: Administrative Overview" taught by Perry Lynch, Walters Buildings
  • October 2, 2PM EST/1PM CST — "The General Duty Clause - Today" taught by Gary Auman, NFBA General Counsel

It is $25 per webinar, or $100 for all 6. If you have any questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to reach out to Jack White, jwhite@nfba.org or (800) 557-6957.

Register now to secure your spot!


Mark your calendar for the 2025 NFBA 57th Annual Conference & Expo!

We are excited to see you  you on April 2-4th, 2025, in Knoxville, TN!

We wilk be at the Knoxville Convention Center (701 Henley St, Knoxville, Tenessee 37902). For more information on the venue, visit their website.

*NOTICE
NFBA does not use a 3rd-party company to book hotel reservations for conference. NFBA has been made aware of scammers trying to get credit card information from NFBA members. Please do not give out your info to unauthorized callers. Additionally, Some NFBA exhibitors have been receiving communications from companies soliciting the NFBA attendee list. Please note that these companies are posing as official representatives of the NFBA Frame Building Expo to sell unofficial attendee data lists. These companies are unrelenting and are known to constantly change their company and domain names, but they have no affiliation with the NFBA, and we cannot recommend purchasing a list through them. Exhibitors are advised to beware of anyone soliciting on behalf of the NFBA. Please contact us at  NFBA@heiexpo.com with questions.

Interested in sharing your expertise and experience?

The National Frame Building Association (NFBA) represents post-frame construction, manufacturing and marketing companies, as well as code and design professionals. It is the only trade association representing the interests of the post-frame construction industry throughout the United States.

NFBA is committed to delivering educational programs that enhance the technical and business skills of its members. The educational programming at the Frame Building Expo offers practical and cutting-edge information presented by qualified speakers. Educational workshops and seminars cover a broad array of specialty areas to meet the needs of industry professionals at all levels of experience.

You are invited to share your expertise and experience with your peers by submitting a proposal for an educational session at the 2025 Frame Building Expo.

Learn more and fill out the proposal form!

Interested in being an exhibitor?

You can check out the digital map of the floor to see who else is attending! For any questions related to exhibiting, contact Patrick Filippelli at 630-929-7960.

Sign up today!


MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

NFBA Member Value Proposition: Members working together to help build your post-frame business.

As a Member of NFBA, you will receive:

Educational Benefits

  • Educational opportunities specific to our industry
  • Tools to educate Prospective Customers, your local Design Community, and Code Officials on the benefits of post-frame construction
  • Use of industry information to help you stay ahead of the competition
  • Access to a large library of post-frame specific technical documentsthat can help you avoid costly mistakes and discover new ways to achieve greater efficiency and profitability

Growth Benefits

  • Networking opportunities, including the annual NFBA Conference and Expo, to build new business relationships
  • Business referrals from customers who want to "Find a Builder," "Find a Supplier," or "Find a Designer" through NFBA's online search
  • Business referrals from architects, engineers and building owners who want to "Find a Builder" 
  • Chapter MembershipNFBA members have the opportunity to influence the post-frame industry locally and regionally through chapter involvement

Advocacy Benefits

  • Use of the NFBA logo to establish increased prestige and confidence among customers
  • NFBA Accredited Post-Frame Builder Programto demonstrate your industry knowledge and business integrity to your customers
  • Participation in the Excellence In Safety Awards Program recognizes the importance of your company’s safety culture
  • Crew Foreman Awards allow you to nominate the best members of your team for the recognition they deserve
  • The Post Frame Advantage Program serves to evolve the Industry through the development of services, education, and research specifically designed to improve business for NFBA Members

Join today!


Accredited Builder New Logo FinalAccredited Post-Frame Builder Program

Are you looking for a way to set your company apart from your competition? Would you like to prove your professionalism to your customers? Become an Accredited Post-Frame Builder and demonstrate your commitment to key areas of corporate responsibility, including ethical business practices, safety, and education.The Accredited Post-Frame Builder program publicly honors post-frame builders for their business integrity and industry knowledge.

Accredited Post-Frame Builders demonstrate they have policies and programs in place that will ensure quality and guarantee customer satisfaction. Post-frame builders that meet the criteria set forth within the Accredited Builder program are entitled to full privileges that come with the designation including:

  • Accredited Post-Frame Builder logo for all marketing materials

  • Highlighted entry in the membership directory and NFBA website

  • Acknowledgment in Frame Building News magazine

  • Authorized language to use in all bid documents

  • An office plaque

Learn more on our website!


NFBA Education

These are meant to be a quick reference for everyday technical issues post-frame builders may encounter. This month's topic: Important Changes to the International Building Code for Post-Frame Construction. Check out the previous Tech Bulletins below:

  1. EducationWhat is DAFI and how does it help with post frame design

  2. Safely installing edge-mounted purlins

  3. Corrosion – what is it and why care?

  4. Fire rated wall assemblies and post spacing

  5. Why is engineering design so important?

  6. Post-frame design webinar series

Read the Newest Tech Bulletin. 


NFBA Crew Foreman of the Month Nominations

How would you like to hand your exceptional crew foreman a check for $250 or even $500 while receiving wide-reaching no-cost promotion for your company?  All you have to do is nominate them for the NFBA Crew Foreman of the Month Award.Each Crew Foreman of the Month Winner not only receives $250 but is also featured in an article in the official magazine of NFBA: National Frame Builder Magazine.And that's not all - a Crew Foreman of the Year will be selected from the pool of monthly winners and receive $500 as well as be honored at the annual Frame Building Expo. Give your crew foreman the recognition they deserve.

Nominate your Crew Foreman today!


Latest Awards

NFBA - Crew Foreman of the Year

Who should be recognized as the next NFBA Crew Foreman of the Month?

How would you like to hand your exceptional crew foreman a check for $250 or even $1000 while receiving wide-reaching no-cost promotion for your company? All you have to do is nominate them for the NFBA Crew Foreman of the Month Award. Each Crew Foreman of the Month Winner not ...
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Latest Podcasts

NFBA - Podcast on Expo

Megan Pope, Robyn Ommen, Joe Shimp & Josh Nowlin - NFBA’s 2024 Expo

S1:E29 In this MetalCast episode, Karen Edwards visits with NFBA Executive Director Megan Pope, Assocation President Robyn Ommen of Sherwin-Williams along with NFBA executive board members, Mark Billstrom, president of Lester Building Systems, Joe Shimp, president of Conestoga Buildings and Josh Nowlin, business development manager of Burrow’s Supply, to discuss NFBA’s ...
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Meet the New National Frame Building Association President – Robyn Ommen

Robyn Ommen – Meet the New National Frame Building Association President

S1:E3 Heidi J. Ellsworth meets up with Robyn Ommen of Sherwin Williams and Megan Pope Miller of NFBA about the National Frame Building Association (NFBA) on this MetalCast. NFBA, a premier partner with MetalCoffeeShop, is a non-profit trade association that promotes the post-frame construction industry. Robyn, Megan and Heidi will ...
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Latest Webinars

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Diaphragm Design of Post Frame Using Sway & Shear Modifiers - Engineering Details

Wednesday, December 13th - 3:00 pm CST / 4:00 pm EST Learning Objectives: Determine required sidewall post sizes in PF systems using Sway and Shear Modifiers (mD and mS) (Principles + Example) Identify how diaphragm design reduces the structural loads carried by sidewall posts in PF systems Identify and access the PF design resources ...
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Safety Directors Webinar Series with Gary Auman

NFBA - Safety Directors Webinar Series with Gary Auman

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 1:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Central Gary Auman is the president of the law firm of Auman Mahan & Furry. He has the reputation of being a thoughtful management advocate before OSHA and has worked with OSHA at all levels regarding several issues including possible standards for ...
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NFBA - PFAOU

Diaphragm Design of Post Frame Using DAFI - Engineering Details

Make sure your Architects and Building Code Officials understand the versatility and economic benefits that Post Frame Construction will offer for their upcoming projects. Learning Objectives: Learn how to conduct 2-D design of a post-frame (PF) system (Principles + Design Example) Learn how to conduct diaphragm design of a PF system (Principles + ...
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Latest Classifieds

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NFBA 2024 Conference & Expo

The annual NFBA Conference and Expo is the premier event for ALL Post-frame Industry Professionals! From an expansive list of exhibitors ready to demonstrate the newest innovations to educational sessions led by knowledgeable presenters and industry leaders, you can expect to make all of the connections necessary to make smarter ...
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Latest Videos

NFBA 2023 Conference Survey

NFBA's Video Playlist

To learn more about NFBA, visit their RCS directory, their MCS directory, and visit their YouTube Channel! NFBA President Robyn Ommen interviews Kyle Stumpenhorst of @RRBuildings Why NFBA was Right for Him! 2022 NFBA Building of the Year Award Winners and Runner Ups NFBA Conference 2024
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Weekly Blend episode 56

Episode 56 - Get Ready for IRE, Gen Z Takeover Coffee Conversation and Take Part in Free MetalVue Training

Join Heidi and Karen every Friday to hear about the latest updates in the roofing industry. The 56th episode of The Weekly Blend is here! Join Coffee Shops’ President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen L. Edwards for an exciting new episode of this Coffee Shop original web series. This ...
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