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Finding What You’re Looking for Just Got a Lot Easier

Wed, 2017-11-01 19:52

The Topical Library system pre-sorts the most valuable resources on a subject and arranges them into four main categories for easy navigation.

8 Tips for Avoiding Fines During Roadside Inspections

Mon, 2017-10-30 11:05

Based on what enforcement officers will be watching for, here are eight tips to help avoid costly fines and citations during Operation Safe Driver Week.

Architects Lobby Against Weakening of the Building Code

Mon, 2017-10-30 11:02

Tthe American Institute of Architects (AIA) has urged policymakers to reject any weakening of the building codes that have made America’s buildings the envy of the world and called for making public buildings a part of infrastructure renewal.

DOC Sec. Ross Supports Tighter Immigration Enforcement

Mon, 2017-10-30 10:57

President Trump's tighter border controls have already reduced greatly the influx of illegal aliens, but he needs legislation to finish the task.

Natural Disasters Plus Labor Shortage Equals Big Trouble

Mon, 2017-10-30 10:53

Given the acute construction labor shortage that was already at play before recent natural disasters, reconstruction and its repercussions in residential real estate could pose yet another disaster.

Economist Predicts High Lumber Prices Likely Here to Stay

Mon, 2017-10-30 10:50

Builders “have no choice” but to pay higher prices for lumber despite the dramatic price hikes in recent months, housing expert Ivy Zelman says.

2016 Multifamily Completions Analyzed in 3 Charts

Mon, 2017-10-30 10:46

The Census Bureau recently released 2016 multifamily completions data from the Survey of Construction. A total of 159,000 housing units, or 49 percent of all multifamily completions, were in buildings with 50 or more units, more than any other building type.

New Homes Sold in September at Fastest Pace in 10 Years

Mon, 2017-10-30 10:43

After hitting a new low in August, new home sales surged in September to their fastest pace in the past decade, according to the latest report released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Simpson Creates New Rod-to-Steel-Beam Connector

Mon, 2017-10-30 10:39

To lower construction cost and streamline installation time on mid-rise wood construction projects, Simpson Strong-Tie has launched the new Strong-Rod Systems rod-to-steel-beam connector (ATS-SBC).

Industry Mourns Loss of Legal Counsel Holt Gwyn

Mon, 2017-10-30 10:30

Allen Holt Gwyn, civic leader and nationally-renowned construction lawyer, arbitrator and mediator, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017.

Bracing Demonstration Focuses on Practicality

Tue, 2017-10-24 15:00

If you’re at the BCMC show, make sure to stop by the bracing demonstration and experience it yourself.

FrameFAST Helps Framer Be “Innovative, Safer, Faster”

Tue, 2017-10-24 14:19

For a framer that builds well over 2,500 units per year, the stakes associated with being buttoned-up in all aspects of the job get higher. 

Wood Framed Wall Insulation Calculator Explained

Mon, 2017-10-23 15:29

by Tim Ahrenholz

37 States See Housing Permit Growth Over Past Year

Mon, 2017-10-23 10:44

Between August 2016 to August 2017, 37 states and the District of Columbia saw a growth in the total number of permits issued.

2 Software Giants Look to Better Link Design & Fabrication

Mon, 2017-10-23 10:35

Project Frog has announced an alliance with Autodesk to develop a transformational cloud-based platform to standardize and simplify data flow between the architecture studio, the factory and the jobsite.

This $32K House Can be 3D Printed in 8 Hours

Mon, 2017-10-23 10:28

A new Ukrainian homebuilding startup called PassivDom uses a 3D printing robot that can print the walls, roof, and floor of PassivDom’s 380-square-foot model in about eight hours

CLT Manufacturer Quadrupling Production Capacity

Mon, 2017-10-23 10:16

SmartLam plans to quadruple its production from about 20,000 cubic meters annually to more than 80,000 cubic meters with the new facility. It also hopes to develop additional engineered wood products.

West Coast Roseburg Buys 158K Acres of SYP Timberlands

Mon, 2017-10-23 10:13

A unit of Roseburg Forest Products recently bought 158,000 acres of timberland in parts of North Carolina and Virginia.

DOC Wants to Eliminate These Unnecessary Regulations

Mon, 2017-10-23 10:10

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has identified 20 sets of regulations and permitting issues as being a top priority for reform and immediate action to begin unleashing of the domestic manufacturing industry.

Potlatch Finalizing Deal to Purchase Deltic

Mon, 2017-10-23 10:06

U.S. forest products company Potlatch Corp is nearing an all-stock deal to acquire smaller peer Deltic Timber Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.