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MiTek’s Marriott Receives Bowman Industry Enthusiast Award

Mon, 2017-11-13 12:16

MiTek today announced that its outgoing president, Dick Marriott, has won the 2017 Dick Bowman Industry Enthusiast award, a prestigious honor awarded annually by the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA). 

Simpson Starts Blog for Construction Professionals

Mon, 2017-11-13 12:13

Simpson Strong-Tie has developed the new blog to discuss issues of special interest or importance to building professionals.

Report: Your City May be Entering a Housing Bubble

Mon, 2017-11-13 12:05

We think of a housing bubble as house price growth that isn’t sustainable because it isn’t consistent with underlying fundamentals, like income and job growth. To determine whether a bubble exists, we must look at both factors.

Maps: Population Distribution Highlights Housing Opportunity

Mon, 2017-11-13 11:50

Using data from the country’s 3,142 counties (and county equivalents), these five maps show the extreme variance in U.S. population distribution.

Researchers Develop Earthquake Resistant Concrete

Mon, 2017-11-13 11:43

Researchers from the university of British Columbia have developed a new fiber-reinforced concrete treatment that can “dramatically [enhance] the earthquake resistance of seismically vulnerable [structures].”

Pine Beetle Kill Spreading in Western States

Mon, 2017-11-13 11:39

Over the past two decades, more than 120,000 acres of the Weminuche Wilderness — Colorado’s largest designated wilderness area at 488,210 acres — have fallen prey to the destructive spruce beetle.

BMC Doubles Net Q3 Income on 7.3% Growth in Sales

Mon, 2017-11-13 11:36

BMC Stock reported its net income doubled to $18.4 million in Q3 from a year-earlier $9.2 million, thanks to a 7.3% increase in net sales to $881 million.

Kodiak to Buy Florida’s American Builders Supply

Mon, 2017-11-13 11:27

Kodiak Building Partners has signed an agreement to acquire American Builders Supply based in Orlando.

CMs Can Be Optimistic After AD/CVD Announcement

Tue, 2017-11-07 21:16

On November 2, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of softwood lumber from Canada.

CLP Systems Reports on Import v. Domestic Steel Premium

Tue, 2017-11-07 21:02

US steel wire rod import prices are now selling at a roughly $60-per-ton premium to domestic rod, inverting longtime trends, market participants said.

Charts: Residential Construction Spending Up in Sept

Mon, 2017-11-06 12:38

Single-family construction spending inched up 0.2%, while multifamily spending rebounded by 0.6% in September.

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Component Manufacturing?

Mon, 2017-11-06 10:44

The potential for AI to infuse business and value chains across various industries is greater than ever before—but where should companies start?

BC Wildfires Decrease Lumber Exports by 14%

Mon, 2017-11-06 10:14

Damage that the worst forest-fire season in B.C. has done to the province’s forest industry is showing up in trade statistics that show overall exports down 14 per cent to the end of August, according to B.C. Stats.

Lennar to Buy CalAtlantic and Become Largest Homebuilder

Mon, 2017-11-06 10:10

Lennar Corp. agreed to buy CalAtlantic Group Inc. for $5.7 billion, creating the country's largest home builder by revenue in the latest affirmation of a U.S. economic expansion now in its ninth year.

Opinion: How U.S. Small Businesses Win Under Tax Plan

Mon, 2017-11-06 10:08

The Trump tax plan that has now been drafted in the House includes the biggest small business tax cut in at least 15 years.

DOC Issues Final Trade Duties on Canadian Softwood Lumber

Thu, 2017-11-02 23:50

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of softwood lumber from Canada.

Photos: BCMC Numbers Reflect Growing Industry

Thu, 2017-11-02 10:26

By the numbers, it was certainly a show where the show floor size, number of attendees and participation in the events off the show floor underscored the role BCMC plays in helping the industry grow.

SBCA Homepage Gets a User-Focused Facelift

Wed, 2017-11-01 21:51

SBCA’s primary mission is to be the voice of the structural building components industry. In today’s world, one of the most powerful tools the association has to accomplish that mission is its website: sbcindutry.com.

Bracing Demonstration Makes Impactful Statement

Wed, 2017-11-01 20:36

Traffic through the BCSI bracing demonstration was continuous and s showed that web-member-plane-only restraint/bracing has the potential to save time and provide better installation safety. 

Video: Why It’s Great to Work in Component Manufacturing

Wed, 2017-11-01 20:10

SBCA staff have worked with component manufacturers around the country to gather together workforce development best practices and create tools to attract new people to the industry.