SBC Industry News
If you live in an area that’s prone to flooding—or will be soon—getting off the ground is the best way to avoid recurring, expensive, and heart-rending damage to your house. That’s why Harris County, TX overhauled its flood rules after Hurricane Harvey.
New Berlin-based construction supply distributor Brock-White Co. of Wisconsin Inc. has been acquired by Denver-based construction materials distributor Construction Supply Group LLC, which is owned by Houston-based private equity firm The Sterling Group.
Entekra is a company you likely haven’t heard of before, but their approach to componentized framing may change that quickly. Based in Ireland, they opened operations in Ripon, California this past July.
MiTek Industries today announced that Rachel Seward has joined MiTek as the Vice President of Enterprise Communications and Philanthropy
Simpson Strong-Tie will showcase new construction planning technologies and innovative time-saving structural engineering products at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) January 9–11 in Orlando, FL.
CalAtlantic Homes, Arlington, Va., itself on the verge of being combined with Lennar Corp., Miami, late Wednesday said it had acquired the home building operations of Atlanta, Georgia-based Home South Communities, one of the largest privately-held home builders in the Atlanta metro market.
Lumber costs in 2018 have not followed normal seasonal patterns for component manufacturers. This is on top of lumber costs steadily increasing since 2012.
From technical and legal issues to design and production best practices, there will be a webinar for everyone before the year is over.
We firmly believe trade policy should exist to ensure that all parties — domestic and international — are competing on a level playing field. This fosters an economic system where companies thrive because of their own ingenuity, efficiency and skill.
Atlas Engineered Products Ltd. (“Atlas”) a leading supplier of trusses and engineered wood products, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a letter of intent with Clinton Roof Truss Ltd. ("Clinton") whereby Atlas has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Clinton.
A family team known for launching and selling home-construction companies is rolling out its newest venture, Hanover Family Builders, with nine communities in Osceola and Lake counties.
Researchers discovered that concrete facing a harsh environment – for example heavy rainfall or high winds – deteriorates slower when a crystallising material is added to the fresh mixture, followed by a wax-based curing agent.
The Top 20 most-read SBC Industry News headlines of 2017 focused heavily on the softwood lumber agreement, lumber costs, lumber supply and the truss bracing demonstration at BCMC.
To provide more options for multi-family construction builders, the new Simpson Strong-Tie® DGH fire wall hanger can now be ordered with a skewed or offset option. This hanger is part of the new DG fire wall hanger series designed for connecting floor trusses and joists to wood stud walls.
The need for truss bracing guidance that is easier to install and still sufficient to resist buckling was made very clear when three framers were injured this past Monday as the pole barn they were building in Minnesota collapsed on them.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.