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Are Raised Floor Codes an Opportunity for Floor Trusses?

Sun, 2018-01-07 20:39

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.

Sterling Group Broadens Material Supply Empire

Sun, 2018-01-07 20:10

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.

Ireland’s Entekra Takes U.S. Framing to the Next Level

Sun, 2018-01-07 20:07

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 Creates Position to Focus on Philanthropy

Sun, 2018-01-07 19:47

MiTek Industries today announced that Rachel Seward has joined MiTek as the Vice President of Enterprise Communications and Philanthropy

Simpson Promoting BIM and Hardware to Builders

Sun, 2018-01-07 19:35

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 Still Buying Even as it Merges with Lennar

Mon, 2017-12-18 13:53

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.

What's Behind the Recent Softwood Lumber Cost Surge?

Mon, 2017-12-18 13:01

Lumber costs in 2018 have not followed normal seasonal patterns for component manufacturers. This is on top of lumber costs steadily increasing since 2012.

BCMC Education Continues All Year

Mon, 2017-12-18 12:11

From technical and legal issues to design and production best practices, there will be a webinar for everyone before the year is over.

2 Former Senators Voice Support for Softwood Lumber Duties

Mon, 2017-12-18 12:00

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.

B.C.'s Atlas Engineered Products Buys Ontario CM

Mon, 2017-12-18 11:51

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.

Florida Family to Compete with Production Homebuilders

Mon, 2017-12-18 11:46

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.

New Concrete Treatment Slows Deterioration in Harsh Conditions

Mon, 2017-12-18 11:40

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.

Top 20 Most-Read Industry News Headlines of 2018

Mon, 2017-12-18 11:37

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.

Simpson Releases Skewable Fire Wall Hanger for Trusses

Mon, 2017-12-18 10:38

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.

Truss Collapse Underscores Need for New Bracing Guidance

Mon, 2017-12-18 10:28

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 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.