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One Solution to Builder's Labor Woes? Stop Stick Framing

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
October 03, 2016

This article in Builder Online focuses on four long-term ways builders can begin to address the framing labor shortage builders are currently facing, one of them is to stop stick framing.

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Design Best Practice: Avoid Inspection Issues for Lay-On Gables

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
October 03, 2016

To help a CM in Arizona, SBCA developed a construction detai and design approach that featured a beveled 2x4 attached to the underside of a lay?on gable.

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Construction Defects: Be Prepared!

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
July 18, 2016

 Every so often, situations arise that can lead to finger-pointing and questions about who is actually responsible when a construction defect occurs.

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U.S. House Votes to Delay Overtime Rule 6 Months

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
October 03, 2016

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure (H.R. 6904) that would delay the implementation of the Department of Labor’s overtime rule for six months.

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Extolling the Benefits of Long Span, Open-Web Trusses

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
October 03, 2016

This article in the August 2016 issue of Structure Magazine provides an extensive analysis of installation best practices for open-web, pin-connected long span trusses.

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Immigration Does More Good Than Harm to U.S. Economy

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
September 23, 2016

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine this week released a report looking at the economic and fiscal implications of immigration to the U.S. 

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8 States Voting on Marijuana Laws, What it Might Mean for CMs

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
September 19, 2016

On Election Day 2016, eight states will consider either medical marijuana laws or legalizing marijuana for recreational use.  

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Lessons in Lean Manufacturing Offer Great Return on Investment

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
October 03, 2016

 Do you know what steps to take to increase the board footage of your production line without hiring another person or starting another shift? Find out at BCMC.

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Homebuilders Showcase Inexpensive 'Tiny Homes'

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
October 03, 2016

The market for tiny homes appears to be on the rise, at least based on recent homebuilder offerings.

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Man May Have Embezzled $2.2 Million from Texas Lumberyard

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
September 21, 2016

A Killeen man accused of stealing more than $2 million from his former employer has entered two plea deals, according to courthouse officials.

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Community Considers Ban on Siding Due to Fire Performance

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:10
September 23, 2016

An ordinance that would ban the use of vinyl siding for new and remodeled housing in neighborhood residential zones 1, 2 and 3 was tabled following a long discussion at the Covington City Council.

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2 Firefighters Killed When Unprotected Floor Collapse

Tue, 2016-09-27 12:10
September 24, 2016

Firefighters in Wilmington, Delaware have honored two comrades who were killed in the line of duty Saturday when the unprotected first floor collapsed into the basement.

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Lennar Buys Homebuilder WCI for Intellectual Property & Land

Tue, 2016-09-27 12:10
September 26, 2016

This article in Builder Online provides detailed analysis of production builder Lennar Corporation’s purchase of Florida-based WCI Communities. 

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Can CMs Use Humor in Their Hiring Approach?

Tue, 2016-09-27 12:10
September 26, 2016

A recent article in ProSales Magazine highlighted a unique approach a lumber yard took to attract new employees, namely a humorous take on hard labor.

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How Would Alabama's Coach Saban Handle an OSHA Inspection?

Tue, 2016-09-27 12:10
September 13, 2016

Given what we know about the habits that led to his success as a football coach, here’s how Saban might handle the difficult tasks of developing a culture of workplace safety and responding to an OSHA inspection.

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Visit BCMC to Learn More About Hiring Millenials, Collaboration with Owens Corning, Component Delivery, Connection Hardware and Better Time Management

Tue, 2016-09-27 12:10
September 26, 2016

The BCMC show floor is bigger than it's been since the downturn. That means there will be more opportunities to learn something new and find a solution that will improve your business going forward. 

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3 Ways Structural Concrete Industry is Advancing Against Wood

Tue, 2016-09-27 12:10
September 26, 2016

These three stories highlight recent and significant developments in structural concrete industry that will likely have an impact on wood framing in the future.

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21 States & 50 Business Groups Sue OSHA to Stop Overtime Rule

Tue, 2016-09-27 12:10
September 21, 2016

A coalition of 21 states filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday in federal court in Texas demanding the court stop the department from promulgating its new overtime rule.

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OSB & Softwood Lumber Prices Surge Up in August

Tue, 2016-09-27 12:10
September 15, 2016

In contrast to the steady overall index, prices of key building materials were anything but level. 

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Report: Last SLA Made U.S. Lumber Consumers Overpay by $6B

Tue, 2016-09-27 12:10
September 15, 2016

The tariff barriers imposed on Canadian softwood lumber cost American consumers a fortune, all while enriching a limited group of producers, shows a Viewpoint published today by the Montreal Economic Institute.

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