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Start Training Now for BCMC’s “Triathlon” of Fun

Mon, 2018-08-13 20:37

It wouldn’t be BCMC time without numerous opportunities for exercise and competition.

Treasury Proposes 20% Tax Reduction on Pass-Through Entities

Mon, 2018-08-13 13:45

The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday proposed tax regulations for a new 20 percent income tax deduction for owners of businesses organized as pass-through entities, including rules to prevent the measure from becoming a tax loophole for wealthy Americans.

Are You Letting Your Supply Chain Harm Your Profitability?

Mon, 2018-08-13 13:16

On the heels of record cost increases for North American softwood lumber (and a recent precipitous drop downward), we’ve been sharing a number of perspectives regarding the importance of recouping lost margins.

SBCA Agrees with Design Value Concepts by APA’s Dr. Yeh

Mon, 2018-08-13 12:49

SBCA believes that the concepts advocated by Dr. Yeh would provide the reliability he acknowledges are expected by all buyers. It is clear that OSB and lumber mill specific sealed design values would provide confidence in OSB and lumber engineering so that safe and reliable building designs are the outcome.

After CEO Exit, Is BMC's Transformation Paying Off?

Mon, 2018-08-13 12:32

Last January, the CEO of the second largest full-service lumberyard, BMC, left the company and executives have since re-developed their strategies. According to a recent article in ProSales Magazine, their new approach seems to be paying off.

Home Construction Materials Costs Level Out

Mon, 2018-08-13 11:50

The prices of residential construction materials were unchanged in July, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Increases in prices paid for OSB and gypsum products were offset by declines in softwood lumber and ready-mix concrete.

How Katerra is Marketing Its Approach to Housing

Mon, 2018-08-13 11:39

What makes Katerra’s approach different from other building material suppliers? One builder customer provides some perspective.

Survey: More Builders Plan to Use Trusses, Panels

Mon, 2018-08-06 21:59

A recent survey asked builders which labor-saving technologies they are most likely to use in the near future. The results shouldn’t surprise any component manufacturer.

D.R. Horton Plans for Housing Market Strength Through 2020

Mon, 2018-08-06 21:21

Despite signs that headwinds are on the horizon, homebuilder D.R. Horton issued some rather ambitious guidance numbers, not just for the next fiscal year but for fiscal 2020 as well.

GP Announces New $150M SYP Mill in Georgia

Mon, 2018-08-06 21:09

Georgia-Pacific announced today plans for a $150 million, 320,000-square foot, technologically advanced lumber mill, which is targeted to begin in 2018 with an anticipated startup in late fall 2019.

Simpson Offers 30 Construction Management Scholarships

Mon, 2018-08-06 20:53

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, hosted more than 30 college students awarded with a Simpson Strong-Tie® Student Scholarship for the 2018–2019 academic year.

BMC Sees Significant Growth in Component Sales in Q2

Mon, 2018-08-06 20:47

BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., one of the leading providers of diversified building products, services and innovative solutions in the U.S. residential construction market, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. 

SBCA Agrees With APA’s Dr. Yeh Regarding Design Values

Mon, 2018-08-06 20:37

SBCA’s hope is that all CMs begin to ask their OSB and lumber suppliers for mill specific sealed design values for each grade they purchase, as Dr. Yeh suggests they should expect.

The Ugliest Building in Every State According to Residents

Mon, 2018-07-30 16:41

A recent Building Insider article whimsically looked at the “ugliest” buildings in each state, according to a survey of the people who live there.

6 Structural Performance Myths of CFS Steel Framing

Mon, 2018-07-30 16:22

When some building owners consider structural systems for their construction projects, they overlook cold-formed steel (CFS) framing. Why? There are many common misconceptions about the effectiveness of CFS as a structural material.

Foreign Investment in U.S. Homes Drops Sharply

Mon, 2018-07-30 15:52

Total international sales totaled $121 billion during April 2017 to March 2018, a 21 percent decline from the previous 12-month period, according to an annual survey of from the National Association of Realtors.

How Well Does Modular Construction Compete with CMs?

Mon, 2018-07-30 15:43

With the shortage of construction labor, builders are exploring a wide range of options for reducing the number of workers required on the jobsite. While components have proven to be a viable and valuable option for doing so, other innovative forms of prefabricated housing are gaining attention.

14% of U.S. Adults Plan to Buy a House Soon

Mon, 2018-07-30 13:23

This post releases the second edition of the Housing Trends Report (HTR), a research product created by the NAHB Economics team with the goal of measuring prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale in their markets. 

Canfor Has Paid $51.7M in CVD Tariffs Since Enacted

Mon, 2018-07-30 13:18

Canfor Corporation says it paid $51.7 million in countervailing duties in the second quarter, the result of U.S. tariffs that went into force in 2017.

Menards Opening Mega Store Outside Cleveland

Mon, 2018-07-30 12:59

A new Menards Mega Store is scheduled to open Tuesday, July 24 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.