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The Heartland Chapter of the National Frame Building Association (HNFBA) held its annual convention and trade show, the Heartland NFBA Conference, Oct. 25-26, 2012 at the Stonebridge Resort in Branson, Mo. During HNFBA’s special award session on Oct. 26, winners in 7 categories received plaques for the annual HNFBA Building of the Year Contest





The Building of the Year Award in the Residential Housing category went to Quality Structures, Inc., Richmond, Kans. Quality Structures received the Award for the Kuckelman Farm project. The building crew was AY Construction, foreman Abe Yoder.


The structure serves as a secondary residence and equipment storage for the family. The home features a 12”x32” continuous concrete footing with Sturdi-Wall drill-set column anchors and engineered trusses to provide a 30 ft. clear span. An attached shop utilizes foundation-grade treated three-ply laminated columns by Ohio Timberland Products on 4 ft. deep embedded footings and 40 ft. clear span trusses. The climate-controlled areas employed R-19 wall batts and R-38 ceiling batts with fewer breaks in the insulation than conventional construction for exceptional energy-efficiency. The home features brick wainscot and steel siding and roofing by ABC (Omaha), Symington Double-Hung windows, fiberglass doors by Mid-Am Building Supply, and sheetrock for the interior finish. Unique accessories include a 4 ft. cupola with glass sides, flying gables, peak extensions, gable eyebrows and Y-brace columns on the porch. The design represents a classic T-barn style that includes a lofted residential area with full wrap-around porch. The post-frame method allowed for economy on the shop portion and an easier tie-in to the residence structure. The building was erected in 19 days.





The Building of the Year Judges’ Special Award went to Quality Structures, Inc., Richmond, Kans. Quality Structures received the Award for the Stall Barn & Riding Arena project. The building crew was AY Construction, foreman Abe Yoder.


The building serves as a retreat for family and friends to enjoy their passion for horses. The stall barn is a classic lofted alley with raftered lean-to’s. The arena is 80 ft. clear span with ventilation on four sides via 24’x14’ slide doors and a connecting passage to the barn. Post-frame offered the customer a better value compared to other framing methods. It offers more design flexibility to incorporate additional features such as a loft, stalls and stirrup guards. Mr. Brown wrote to us saying “The whole team did a fantastic job!” and rated his satisfaction a 5 on a scale of 5.

The building features foundation-grade treated three-ply laminated columns by Ohio Timberland Products on 4 ft. deep embedded footings. The house employed R-19 wall batts and R-38 ceiling batts with fewer breaks in the insulation than conventional construction for exceptional energy-efficiency. The exterior finish sports a stone wainscot and steel siding. Interior finished walls are of full height 2”x6” tongue-in-groove southern yellow pine wood with a urethane finish. The stall barn features flying gables, and the riding arena features turkey tails. The riding arena includes an air conditioned lounge for arena viewing and a dust control sprinkling system. Stall components provided by Stall Works, wainscot, steel siding and roofing by ABC (Omaha), windows by General Aluminum, and doors by Mid-Am Building Supply. The structure was erected in 21 days.





The Building of the Year Most Unique Post-Frame Application Award went to Quality Structures, Inc., Richmond, Kans. Quality Structures received the Award for the Observation Tower project. Crew foreman was Sam Stoltzfus, a recipient of NFBA’s Foreman of the Year Award in 2007.


The structure serves as a lookout for observing nature, hunting and outdoor recreation. It compliments a weekend retreat cabin built by Quality Structures two years ago. It stands 30 ft. from ground to floor, and 41 ft. to the peak of the roof. There is a 30 ft. spiral staircase from Salter Spiral Stairs leading to a trap door in the floor built on-site by the construction crew. Post-frame was by far the most effective method for designing and erecting a structure of this type. It offers a view of the owner’s property in all directions.

The building features 44-ft. long foundation-grade treated four-ply laminated columns by Ohio Timberland Products on 4 ft. deep embedded FootingPads by Ag-Co. The tower is insulated with R-11 Microfoil by Northwest Ohio Foam. The exterior finish of cedar board and bat siding is affixed to OSB sheathing provided by Trendel Lumber, with steel roofing by ABC Steel Co., and windows by Mid Am Supply. Aaron Halberg of Halberg Engineering provided technical support. The structure was erected in 8 days.



A BIG THANK YOU TO THE NFBA: The National Frame Building Association (NFBA) represents the Post-Frame Construction Industry. The Heartland Chapter is NFBA’s newest regional affiliate, and covers the states of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. For more information, visit www.heartlandnfba.org.


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