The NFBA is the only national trade association that represents post-frame industry professionals. The association is the country's primary source of post-frame building resources, research, networking, news and education.

2016 Frame Building Expo Call for Presentations

Creativity & Innovation by Design

You are invited to share your expertise and experience with your peers by submitting a proposal for an educational session at the 2016 Frame Building Expo, scheduled to be held in Indianapolis, IN at the Indiana Convention Center March 9-11, 2016.

The Expo Education Sessions grow in popularity every year and are consistently the highest rated offerings by Frame Building Expo attendees. 

For 2016, there are six education tracks available:

  • Management
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Crew-Member Training
  • Safety Training
  • Engineering Training

All proposals must be submitted no later than May 15, 2015 and should have a well-defined focus, clear learning objectives and a practical application for post-frame industry professionals.

Now is your opportunity to be recognized as an industry leader. Submit a proposal today!

BIG NEWS: The new Post-Frame Design Manual is finally here!!! Yes, you read right!!!

PFMI14 BuildingManual FinalThe All-New Post-Frame Building Design Manual—Get Your Copy Today
Introducing the new Post-Frame Building Design Manual! The second edition of the manual—and the first new edition since 2000—is the ultimate tool for post-frame design. Eight chapters, 200 pages, and hundreds of photos, diagrams, illustrations and design tables cover everything you need to know about designing with post frame.  

Chapters include:
Chapter 1 – Introduction to Post-Frame Buildings (download the first chapter for free!)
Chapter 2 – Building Regulations
Chapter 3 – Structural Load and Deflection Criteria
Chapter 4 – Structural Design Overview
Chapter 5 – Post and Pier Foundation Design
Chapter 6 – Diaphragm Design
Chapter 7 – Metal-Clad Wood-Frame Diaphragm Properties
Chapter 8 – Post Design

The Post-Frame Building Design Manual is a must-have for anyone who works with—or is considering working with—post-frame construction.
Download your copy now!

Cost: $75 for NFBA Members and $150 for non-members

Do you prefer a printed copy? Order your copy now!

Cost: $110 for NFBA Members and $185 for non-members
To become an NFBA member and receive a discount on the design manual, as well as many other benefits, complete an application now.

Congratulations on a successful Frame Building Expo!

Despite the frigid cold temperatures, post-frame enthusiastics traveled across the country to attend the 2015 Frame Building Expo in Louisville, Kentucky Feb 18-20.

Look out for website updates and photos, and be sure to pick up the April issue of Frame Building News magazine for full coverage!

Visit the Redesigned Post-Frame Advantage Website

PFA_WebsiteNFBA is thrilled to announce the launch of our new!

As part of the Post-Frame Market Initiative (PFMI) NFBA implemented a revamp and modernization of the former Post-Frame Advantage website. This new, completely redesigned website serves as the ultimate resource for architects, designers and building owners considering post-frame projects.

This new website was designed and built strategically. Unlike the previous site, the messaging that accompanies this new site embraces post frame’s agricultural roots. It demonstrates how post frame's history in the agricultural sector puts post frame in a strengthened position for non-agricultural construction projects.

The website continues to boast a robust lead generation function (“Find a Post-Frame Builder”) that directs website visitors to NFBA member builder companies who construct commercial post-frame buildings.