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Simpson to Increase Connector Plate Production

Mon, 2017-10-23 09:59

Simpson Strong-Tie announces that it has expanded production of its truss connector plates as part of the company’s strategy to better serve its customers with increased efficiencies in product manufacturing and delivery.

Industry Mourns the Loss of Phyllis Chambers

Mon, 2017-10-23 09:44

Phyllis Caroline Schwartz (February 23, 1922-September 25, 2017) was born in Chicago just one year and six months after the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.

BCMC Showcases Bracing Demo, Hope You Can Attend

Tue, 2017-10-17 09:02

At the BCMC show in Omaha, SBCA will be setting up two roof truss systems comprised of five identical 50-foot trusses.

SBCA & TPI Meet, Agree Upon Association Realignment

Tue, 2017-10-17 08:50

On September 28 and 29 three members of Structural Building Component Association’s (SBCA) Executive Committee and three members of the Truss Plate Institute’s (TPI) Board of Directors met in Atlanta to discuss realigning various scopes of work and responsibilities.

OSB Product Costs Up Almost 20% in Last Year

Mon, 2017-10-16 21:21

The price of OSB increased 4.4% in September and has risen 19% and 38% since September and January 2016, respectively. The surge was in contrast with moderate increases in prices paid for gypsum and ready-mix concrete.

Hunter Panels Appoints Matt Peterson as Next GM

Mon, 2017-10-16 17:38

To help drive continued business growth and customer service, Hunter Panels will promote Matt Peterson to general manager, effective January 1, 2018, succeeding Jim Whitton who will retire at the end of the year.

A CM's Checklist for Getting the Most Out of BCMC

Mon, 2017-10-16 12:41

If you’re coming to the BCMC show next week in Omaha, SBCA has put together a “checklist for success” just for you.

Focused on Youth: CM Promotes Industry's Innovative Side

Mon, 2017-10-16 12:26

Once the industry bounced back and Jared Dix found himself looking to start a career, he decided the industry actually looked like a lot of fun and also needed some youthful perspective.

Architects Lobby Against Weakening of the Building Code

Mon, 2017-10-16 12:03

The 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.

1M Sq Ft Housing Project Benefits from CFS Panelization

Mon, 2017-10-16 12:00

A Texas A&M 3,400-bed facility stretches 2.2 million sq ft, including one eight-story central “Texas-wrap” structure with a parking garage, called the B building.  It is framed with cold-formed steel, and covers 1 million sq ft.

Simpson to Demonstrate Design Software at BCMC

Mon, 2017-10-16 11:39

To illustrate their complete light-frame construction product offering for component manufacturers, Simpson Strong-Tie will be showcasing truss design and project management software solutions at the BCMC show.

Economists Predict Stronger Economy in 2018

Mon, 2017-10-16 11:29

The U.S. economy these days is like an old and reliable car. It’s not going to set any speed records but it’s also not going to break down and leave people stranded.

Graphs: Oct. 2017 Scrap, U.S. CRC and China CRC Steel Costs

Mon, 2017-10-16 11:11

Metal connector plates and cold-formed steel components are manufactured from galvanized cold-rolled sheet steel (for a quick reference on cold-rolled versus hot-rolled, click here).

Steel Trade Decision to Come After Tax Reform

Mon, 2017-10-16 11:09

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the Trump administration has decided to defer a decision on steel tariffs as it focuses on getting tax reforms through Congress.

Do You See Anything Wrong with These Pictures?

Mon, 2017-10-16 10:54

At the BCMC show in Omaha, SBCA will be setting up two roof truss systems comprised of five identical 50-foot trusses.

Will New Health Care Initiative Create an Affordable Option for CMs?

Mon, 2017-10-16 10:28

President Trump signed an executive order that should ease rules on small businesses banding together to buy health insurance, through what are known as association health plans and ease restrictions on HRAs.

Mike Rowe Helps Iowa CM Promote Industry Careers

Mon, 2017-10-16 10:17

The formula that works for new companies and products might be key to workforce recruitment, too: Call in the celebrities and break out the t-shirts!

Prestressed (Pre-Compressed) Walls Using the QuickTie System

Tue, 2017-10-10 14:16

Conventional anchoring systems provide resistance to uplift by “reacting” to the uplift load as it is being applied. The uplift force applied at the roof level is a tensile force, transmitted through the intervening floors, walls and connections to the foundation.