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Construction Woes at World's Tallest Modular Residence

Mon, 2016-11-21 18:07
November 17, 2016

How the promise of the world’s tallest modular tower didn’t stack up.

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Judge Blocks Enforcement of Union-Focused 'Persuader Rule'

Mon, 2016-11-21 18:07
November 16, 2016

A federal judge in Texas has issued a permanent injunction blocking an Obama administration “persuader rule” requiring law firms to publicly disclose any work they do for employers surrounding union organization efforts.

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Trusses Now Cultural Norm When Public Thinks of Framing

Mon, 2016-11-21 18:07
November 21, 2016

Two photos published by national media outlets last week tell a compelling story about the role and acceptance of structural building components in the public consciousness

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ICC Extends Online Voting Deadline for 2018 Codes

Mon, 2016-11-21 18:07
November 21, 2016

On Friday, November 18, the International Code Council sent out an email announcing it would be extending the deadline for the Online Governmental Consensus Voting period for the 2018 model code development process.

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Charts: Housing & Economic Indicators for Sept. 2016

Mon, 2016-11-21 18:07
November 21, 2016

This article contains slides and commentary on leading housing indicators for September 2016.

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Developments Now Called 'Surban' & Other Trends Impacting CMs

Mon, 2016-11-21 12:33

Here are five things to watch for in real estate in 2017 — don’t get blindsided.

Simpson Releases New Field-Adjustable Jack Hanger

Mon, 2016-11-21 12:27

Simpson Strong-Tie introduces an innovative hanger that’s easy and intuitive to use for connecting rafters to hip/valley beams in roof framing

Construction Woes at World's Tallest Modular Residence

Mon, 2016-11-21 12:20

How the promise of the world’s tallest modular tower didn’t stack up.

National Media Show Component Framing has Become Cultural Norm

Mon, 2016-11-21 12:07
November 21, 2016

Two photos published by national media outlets last week tell a compelling story about the role and acceptance of structural building components in the public consciousness

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ICC Extends Online Voting Deadline; To What End?

Mon, 2016-11-21 12:07
November 21, 2016

On Friday, November 18, the International Code Council sent out an email announcing it would be extending the deadline for the Online Governmental Consensus Voting period for the 2018 model code development process.

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Resource Library: Updated Cold-Formed Steel Framing Standards

Mon, 2016-11-21 12:07
November 21, 2016

This month, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) published a supplement to S400-15, North American Standard for Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems.

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New Wine Industry Warehouses Use Rigid Foam Insulation to Control Moisture

Tue, 2016-11-15 12:07
October 19, 2016

 Everything is designed with cleanliness and efficiency in mind. The R-30 rigid insulation was chosen for the ceiling as an alternative to batting. “Batting holds moisture, moisture grows mold, and mold ruins wine."

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Wall Panel Company Uses Zip System to Achieve Passive House Standard

Tue, 2016-11-15 12:07
October 27, 2016

Building a multi-family structure to Passive House standards can be done not only at market rate (or better) compared to conventional construction, but also with a method that saves time and money, and is simple to implement.

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Huber to Reopen Tennessee OSB Plant in 2018

Tue, 2016-11-15 00:07
November 04, 2016

Huber Engineered Woods LLC, a leading manufacturer of specialty building products, announced today it will reopen its Spring City, Tennessee, oriented strand board (OSB) facility in 2018.

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Vote for S268-16 'As Submitted' to Support NCSEA on Truss Bracing

Mon, 2016-11-14 18:07
November 14, 2016

NCSEA and SBCA collaborated on S268-16 which is a proposal to modify ANSI/TPI 1-2014 (TPI 1) language as referenced in the 2018 International Building Code. 

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SBCA Partners with NCSEA on Alternative to Special Inspections of Trusses over 60" in Height

Mon, 2016-11-14 18:07
November 14, 2016

The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) has long been concerned about the lack of permanent diagonal bracing installed in roof systems. 

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Do You Know the Definition for Lumber Design Values? – If Not, Vote for G6-16 'As Submitted'

Mon, 2016-11-14 18:07
November 14, 2016

SBCA believes it is common sense for the building code to include a definition of lumber design values. We urge you to use your governmental member vote to support the IRC code change proposal G6-16.

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Two-Thirds Vote Needed to Protect Life Safety – Vote RB69-16 'As Submitted'

Mon, 2016-11-14 18:07
November 14, 2016

Vote for RB69-16 As Submitted.

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Gymnasiums Perfect for Post-Frame Truss Construction

Mon, 2016-11-14 18:07
October 28, 2016

Post-frame construction is ideal for non-code-exempt buildings of many shapes and sizes. One category that is often overlooked by post-frame builders is gymnasiums and multipurpose recreational buildings.

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Parr Lumber Expands in Pacific Northeast, Buys Country Homes

Mon, 2016-11-14 18:07
November 01, 2016

Parr Lumber announced today the acquisition of Country Homes Building Supply in Spokane, Washington.

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