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Framers and CMs can make for a powerful partnership, but it takes work.

What level, if any, of responsibility does a CM assume if the contractors on the jobsite use our layout plans to do more than just put the walls together? Specifically on the job in question, the panel layout was used to place plumbing for a kitchen island. Unfortunately, the layout had the pony wall for that island out of place by 11”. As a result, there is additional work needed to relocate the plumbing.

A framer shares how wall panels grew his business.

Lay-On Gables are an opportunity for component manufacturers.

Open web trusses are the ideal match with a sprinkler system, maximizing use of space and making installation easy.

Bruce Jones, a turnkey contractor in Hanover, Pennsylvania, has been in the wall panel industry for over 30 years. He estimates that in 2017 his company built over 80 miles of walls. That experience has taught Bruce a number of ways to make a better panel

An unusual project with an uncommon shape presented the kind of design challenge truss technicians don’t see every day.
 

A family team known for launching and selling home-construction companies is rolling out its newest venture, Hanover Family Builders, with nine communities in Osceola and Lake counties.

NFC Executive Director Chris Tatge and SBCA staff member Jim Vogt demonstrated on the BCMC show floor just how quickly a structure comes together with wall panels.

When Jim’s Apple Barn, the largest candy store in Minnesota, wanted to expand by way of adding a confection-filled planetarium to the end of a blazing yellow barn already bursting with sweets, it had a difficult time finding a truss company willing to take on the project. “We were the only ones that said yes,” recalled Trevor Ebinger, a member of the Manion Lumber & Truss sales staff. “It was quite an undertaking.”