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OSB Prices Up Again, Lumber & Gypsum Steady

Mon, 2016-10-24 12:08
October 18, 2016

OSB prices climbed 2.5% in September, continuing a 7-month trend that has the commodity at its highest price since June 2013.

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SBCA's Continuing Education: Fire Rated Truss Assemblies

Mon, 2016-10-24 12:08
October 24, 2016

Please join us on Wednesday, October 26 from 1-2 pm Central for a webinar presented by Jim Vogt, P.E., discussing fire resistance rated truss assemblies.

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PulteGroup Posts $128M Profit in Q3, Projects Further Growth

Mon, 2016-10-24 12:08
October 20, 2016

PulteGroup, Inc. announced on Thursday a net income of $128 million for its third quarter ended September 30, 2016.

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Infographics: Millennials Are Buying; Seeking New Houses

Mon, 2016-10-24 12:08
October 18, 2016

Half of home buyers in the U.S. are under 36, meaning a new generation—Millennials—is shaping the future of real estate. 

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23 Senators Continue to Push for Protectionist Lumber Trade

Mon, 2016-10-24 12:08
October 21, 2016

In a letter sent to President Obama on Friday, 23 Senators called for any new softwood lumber agreement with Canada to protect U.S. timber jobs and communities.

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BC Concerned About Growth of Spruce Pine Beetle Kill

Mon, 2016-10-24 12:08
October 18, 2016

The impact of the spruce beetle on Northern B.C. forests continues to grow, with areas impacted by the pest up 35 per cent in the last year.

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Charts: Demand Growing Faster than Supply of Multifamily Units

Mon, 2016-10-24 12:08
October 03, 2016

Nearly 78,000 units came on line in the third quarter, but a seemingly insatiable appetite persists among renters, who demanded 109,600 units in Q3.

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West Fraser Invests $33M to Expand S. Carolina Mill

Mon, 2016-10-24 12:08
October 18, 2016

West Fraser, a diversified wood products company, is expanding its Newberry County sawmill operations. The project is expected to bring $33 million in new capital investment.

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Industry Mourns Passing of WTCA/SBCA's First President, Staton Douthit

Mon, 2016-10-24 12:08
October 24, 2016

Carl Staton Douthit, the first president of the Wood Truss Council of America passed away at the age of 79 on October 18, 2016 in Canton. 

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Does the U.S. Need a Housing Czar?

Mon, 2016-10-17 18:07
October 14, 2016

A Housing Czar would replace the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, empowered to govern housing policy and regulation in all respects.

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Weyerhaeuser Moves into New "Tree House" Headquarters

Mon, 2016-10-17 18:07
October 11, 2016

Weyerhaeuser, one of Washington’s oldest and most valuable companies, marked a new chapter in its 116-year history Monday by opening a new, urban “tree fort” headquarters.

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Exterior of World's Tallest Wood Building Completed

Mon, 2016-10-17 18:07
October 10, 2016

Celebrating the tallest wood-frame building of its kind anywhere in the world, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr recently attended the “topping out” ceremony of the Brock Commons Residence.

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Homeownership: Immigrants Closing Gap on Native-Born

Mon, 2016-10-17 18:07
October 13, 2016

The homeownership rate for immigrants (foreign-born U.S. residents) is slowly gaining ground against that of domestic-born residents.

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State Grant Puts Trusses on Old Public Building

Mon, 2016-10-17 18:07
October 13, 2016

This week, thanks to a $43,000 Nature Works grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, a new truss roof is going up on the old pool house building.

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Oklahoma Ruling Threatens 'Opt Out' for Workers' Comp

Mon, 2016-10-17 18:07
September 20, 2016

A national campaign is underway to change how workers’ compensation is disbursed. But its backers have had difficulty gaining a foothold in the American workplace.

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Stage Set for Costly Softwood Lumber Trade Battle

Mon, 2016-10-17 18:07
October 17, 2016

The stage is set for Canada and the U.S. to gird for another costly, drawn-out softwood lumber trade battle.

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3 Things to Know about BCMC this Week in Knoxville

Mon, 2016-10-17 12:07
October 17, 2016

BCMC 2016 opens this week at the Knoxville Convention Center. Opportunity Knox! Here are three good reasons you should answer.

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Alpine's Dave Brakemen Announces Retirement

Mon, 2016-10-17 12:07
October 10, 2016

After 38 years of unwavering determination to advance the state of truss component engineering and construction framing practices, David B. Brakeman, P.E., S.E. is will retire later this year.

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Evaluating Airspace R-value Isn’t a Breeze

Mon, 2016-10-17 12:07
October 17, 2016

Utilizing airspace to provide an R-value in building assemblies is not straightforward. 

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Video: Full Public ICC Hearing Testimony on SBCA's RB69

Mon, 2016-10-17 12:07
October 17, 2016

 In order to provide full context for previously published videos, the full ICC public hearing testimony on SBCA’s RB 69 can be heard in this nine-minute video.

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