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Opinion: How U.S. Small Businesses Win Under Tax Plan

Mon, 2017-11-06 10:08

The Trump tax plan that has now been drafted in the House includes the biggest small business tax cut in at least 15 years.

DOC Issues Final Trade Duties on Canadian Softwood Lumber

Thu, 2017-11-02 23:50

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of softwood lumber from Canada.

Photos: BCMC Numbers Reflect Growing Industry

Thu, 2017-11-02 10:26

By the numbers, it was certainly a show where the show floor size, number of attendees and participation in the events off the show floor underscored the role BCMC plays in helping the industry grow.

SBCA Homepage Gets a User-Focused Facelift

Wed, 2017-11-01 21:51

SBCA’s primary mission is to be the voice of the structural building components industry. In today’s world, one of the most powerful tools the association has to accomplish that mission is its website: sbcindutry.com.

Bracing Demonstration Makes Impactful Statement

Wed, 2017-11-01 20:36

Traffic through the BCSI bracing demonstration was continuous and s showed that web-member-plane-only restraint/bracing has the potential to save time and provide better installation safety. 

Video: Why It’s Great to Work in Component Manufacturing

Wed, 2017-11-01 20:10

SBCA staff have worked with component manufacturers around the country to gather together workforce development best practices and create tools to attract new people to the industry.

Finding What You’re Looking for Just Got a Lot Easier

Wed, 2017-11-01 19:52

The Topical Library system pre-sorts the most valuable resources on a subject and arranges them into four main categories for easy navigation.

8 Tips for Avoiding Fines During Roadside Inspections

Mon, 2017-10-30 11:05

Based on what enforcement officers will be watching for, here are eight tips to help avoid costly fines and citations during Operation Safe Driver Week.

Architects Lobby Against Weakening of the Building Code

Mon, 2017-10-30 11:02

Tthe 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.

DOC Sec. Ross Supports Tighter Immigration Enforcement

Mon, 2017-10-30 10:57

President Trump's tighter border controls have already reduced greatly the influx of illegal aliens, but he needs legislation to finish the task.

Natural Disasters Plus Labor Shortage Equals Big Trouble

Mon, 2017-10-30 10:53

Given the acute construction labor shortage that was already at play before recent natural disasters, reconstruction and its repercussions in residential real estate could pose yet another disaster.

Economist Predicts High Lumber Prices Likely Here to Stay

Mon, 2017-10-30 10:50

Builders “have no choice” but to pay higher prices for lumber despite the dramatic price hikes in recent months, housing expert Ivy Zelman says.

2016 Multifamily Completions Analyzed in 3 Charts

Mon, 2017-10-30 10:46

The Census Bureau recently released 2016 multifamily completions data from the Survey of Construction. A total of 159,000 housing units, or 49 percent of all multifamily completions, were in buildings with 50 or more units, more than any other building type.

New Homes Sold in September at Fastest Pace in 10 Years

Mon, 2017-10-30 10:43

After hitting a new low in August, new home sales surged in September to their fastest pace in the past decade, according to the latest report released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Simpson Creates New Rod-to-Steel-Beam Connector

Mon, 2017-10-30 10:39

To lower construction cost and streamline installation time on mid-rise wood construction projects, Simpson Strong-Tie has launched the new Strong-Rod Systems rod-to-steel-beam connector (ATS-SBC).

Industry Mourns Loss of Legal Counsel Holt Gwyn

Mon, 2017-10-30 10:30

Allen Holt Gwyn, civic leader and nationally-renowned construction lawyer, arbitrator and mediator, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017.

Bracing Demonstration Focuses on Practicality

Tue, 2017-10-24 15:00

If you’re at the BCMC show, make sure to stop by the bracing demonstration and experience it yourself.

FrameFAST Helps Framer Be “Innovative, Safer, Faster”

Tue, 2017-10-24 14:19

For a framer that builds well over 2,500 units per year, the stakes associated with being buttoned-up in all aspects of the job get higher. 

Wood Framed Wall Insulation Calculator Explained

Mon, 2017-10-23 15:29

by Tim Ahrenholz

37 States See Housing Permit Growth Over Past Year

Mon, 2017-10-23 10:44

Between August 2016 to August 2017, 37 states and the District of Columbia saw a growth in the total number of permits issued.