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MiTek Develops Heavy Duty Fire Wall Hanger for Beams

Tue, 2017-12-12 16:01

MiTek USA, a leading manufacturer of code-approved structural connectors, anchors, and epoxy, and a developer of software tools for design and workflow, today announced the national availability of a new FWH Fire Wall Hanger connector: FWHBP, for Fire Wall Hanger for Beams and Purlins.  

CM Professional Development Options Throughout 2018

Mon, 2017-12-11 11:35

A new SBCA initiative will keep the spirit of BCMC’s educational sessions going all year: SBCA webinars are free, weekly professional development sessions and discussions on a wide range of topics.

Driver Electronic Logging Device Rules Go Into Effect Dec 18

Mon, 2017-12-11 10:55

Beginning December 18, 2017, inspectors and roadside enforcement personnel will be looking for driver records of duty status (RODS), also known as hours of service logs, to be captured using an electronic logging device (ELD).

Oct. Construction Spending Falls, but Single-Family Stays Strong

Mon, 2017-12-11 10:43

New construction starts in October dropped 9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $742.9 billion, pulling back after a 14% jump in September, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

Simpson Develops News Epoxy Anchor Adhesive

Mon, 2017-12-11 10:37

Formulated to yield superior performance in threaded rod anchor and rebar dowel installations in cracked and uncracked concrete at elevated temperatures, the new SET-3G high-strength anchoring adhesive is the latest innovation in epoxy anchoring adhesives from Simpson Strong-Tie.

Toll Brothers Reports $191.1M Profits, Orders Up 15%

Mon, 2017-12-11 10:29

Toll Brothers Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings (ending October 31, 2017) of $191.9 million. This compared to net income of $114.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.

First-Time Homebuyer Purchase Rate Highest Since 2000

Mon, 2017-12-11 10:15

A new report focuses on the number of homes sold to first-time homebuyers. Using 21 million first-time homebuyer records from mortgage origination data, this report spans two housing cycles over the past 24 years.

2017 Was a Strong Year for Entry-Level Housing Market

Sun, 2017-12-10 22:16

While many economists expect U.S. housing market growth trends to continue next year, homebuilders that focus on entry-level buyers could be the safest bet for further gains.

Top 10: Trulia’s Picks for 2018 Housing Market Growth

Sun, 2017-12-10 22:12

Trulia identified 10 housing markets to watch in 2018 among the 100 biggest markets, based on five key metrics: strong job growth over the past year, low vacancy rates, high starter-home affordability, more inbound than outbound home searches on Trulia and a large share of people under age 35.

Idaho Forest Group Buys Canadian Stud Mill

Sun, 2017-12-10 22:08

One of the nation’s largest lumber producers based in Coeur d’Alene is acquiring Tricon Timber’s stud mill in St. Regis. The Idaho Forest Group, a family owned wood products company, announced the acquisition last week.

Tax Reform Bill Good for Small Business, but Negotiations Ahead

Mon, 2017-12-04 12:46

Shortly before 2am on Saturday, the Senate passed "the most sweeping rewrite of the U.S. tax code in three decades, slashing the corporate tax rate and providing temporary tax-rate cuts for most Americans" handing Republicans a badly needed legislative and political victory.

Charts: Homebuilders Finding it Easier to Get Financing

Mon, 2017-12-04 12:30

Builders and developers responding to NAHB’s AD&C Financing Survey continue to report easing credit conditions for acquisition, development, and single-family construction loans

Company 3D Prints Structural Steel Studs for Homes

Mon, 2017-12-04 12:22

3D printed structures, like houses, office buildings, and bridges are much more common than they were even a few years ago, and a construction company in Vancouver is introducing new disruptive technology that can accelerate the building process exponentially.

Canfor to Invest $28M to Expand Former Beadles Mill

Mon, 2017-12-04 12:09

Canfor Southern Pine announced today that it will make a $28 million expansion to its Moultrie facility.  Formerly Beadles Lumber Co., Canfor, a Canadian-based firm, purchased 50 percent of the Beadles operation in Moultrie and Thomasville in 2014 and now owns 100 percent.

Canada Files Softwood Lumber Trade Suit with WTO

Mon, 2017-12-04 12:03

Canada is taking its softwood lumber case to the World Trade Organization, setting in motion a potentially years-long fight against the United States before the international commercial body.

AWC’s 2018 NDS Approved as an ANSI Standard

Mon, 2017-12-04 11:50

The American Wood Council(AWC) 2018 National Design Specification (NDS)for Wood Construction has been approved as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

After Nursing Home Fire, Fire Marshall Wants to Review Model Code

Mon, 2017-12-04 11:48

An eastern Idaho nursing home destroyed by fire met all applicable fire codes, the Idaho state fire marshal says, but he's going to recommend those codes be reviewed on a national level.

New Video Showcases Simpson Structural Wood Screw

Mon, 2017-12-04 11:33

Designed to provide an easy-to-install, high-strength alternative to through-bolting and traditional lag screws, the Strong-Drive SDWS Timber screw is ideal for the contractor and do-it-yourselfer alike.

OSHA Moves Electronic Injury Reporting Deadline to Dec 15

Mon, 2017-11-27 11:56

OSHA has issued a final rule delaying the electronic reporting compliance date of the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule from July 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017.

CFS Framing Going After Student Housing Market

Mon, 2017-11-27 09:52

Cold-formed steel construction has been increasingly used as a safe, sustainable, and cost-effective way to meet the complex challenges of student housing environments.