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Steel Framing is not Without its Challenges

Mon, 2018-01-15 14:18

If you are a wood framer and want to get into steel, the industry encourages you to do your homework. Talk to the dealers and manufacturers of steel framing products to gain knowledge. It is not as simple as replacing your hammer with a screwgun.

Charts: New Home Sales Reach Highest Pace in a Decade

Mon, 2018-01-15 14:13

Sales of newly built homes have had a slow, steady recovery during the last several years, and the final quarter of 2017 was on pace to have the highest number of sales in a decade.

BMC Appoints Interim CEO as Alexander Leaves Abruptly

Mon, 2018-01-15 13:43

BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., one of the leading providers of diversified building products and services in the U.S. residential construction market, announced today that President and CEO Peter C. Alexander, 61, is leaving the Company under mutual agreement effective immediately.

DOC Submits Report on Steel Trade Security Investigation

Mon, 2018-01-15 13:38

The U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday said it sent President Donald Trump the results of its probe into whether steel imports threaten U.S. national security, but declined to reveal any details of its recommendations.

OSHA Updates On-Site Consultation Services for Businesses

Mon, 2018-01-15 13:28

OSHA has recently updated its On-Site Consultation Program. This program offers free and confidential safety and occupational health advice to small and medium-sized businesses in all states across the country, with priority given to high-hazard worksites.

Truss Plant Expansion Creates a 'Mountain' of Attention

Mon, 2018-01-15 13:18

Mid-MO Truss Company is working on a building addition project at its business property in the Cuba Industrial Park. Excavation work from that project has also helped to create Mount Mid-MO on the property, described as being the “largest pile of black dirt in Crawford County.”

75% of Construction Firms Plan to Hire in 2018

Sun, 2018-01-07 20:58

Seventy-five percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2018 as contractors are optimistic that economic conditions will remain strong as tax rates and regulatory burdens fall, according to survey results.

CMs to Tackle Rise in Industry's Injury & Illness Rate

Sun, 2018-01-07 20:54

In 2018, the SBCA Safety Committee, which is made up of as many industry newcomers as veterans, is taking steps to help members protect their most valuable asset: their people.

5 Benefits of Steel Framing During the Winter

Sun, 2018-01-07 20:44

CFS is essential to keeping the construction timeline on pace throughout the cold weather. Here are five reasons why CFS is ideal for building during winter.

Are Raised Floor Codes an Opportunity for Floor Trusses?

Sun, 2018-01-07 20:39

If you live in an area that’s prone to flooding—or will be soon—getting off the ground is the best way to avoid recurring, expensive, and heart-rending damage to your house. That’s why Harris County, TX overhauled its flood rules after Hurricane Harvey.

Sterling Group Broadens Material Supply Empire

Sun, 2018-01-07 20:10

New Berlin-based construction supply distributor Brock-White Co. of Wisconsin Inc. has been acquired by Denver-based construction materials distributor Construction Supply Group LLC, which is owned by Houston-based private equity firm The Sterling Group.

Ireland’s Entekra Takes U.S. Framing to the Next Level

Sun, 2018-01-07 20:07

Entekra is a company you likely haven’t heard of before, but their approach to componentized framing may change that quickly. Based in Ireland, they opened operations in Ripon, California this past July.

MiTek Creates Position to Focus on Philanthropy

Sun, 2018-01-07 19:47

MiTek Industries today announced that Rachel Seward has joined MiTek as the Vice President of Enterprise Communications and Philanthropy

Simpson Promoting BIM and Hardware to Builders

Sun, 2018-01-07 19:35

Simpson Strong-Tie will showcase new construction planning technologies and innovative time-saving structural engineering products at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) January 9–11 in Orlando, FL.

CalAtlantic Still Buying Even as it Merges with Lennar

Mon, 2017-12-18 13:53

CalAtlantic Homes, Arlington, Va., itself on the verge of being combined with Lennar Corp., Miami, late Wednesday said it had acquired the home building operations of Atlanta, Georgia-based Home South Communities, one of the largest privately-held home builders in the Atlanta metro market.

What's Behind the Recent Softwood Lumber Cost Surge?

Mon, 2017-12-18 13:01

Lumber costs in 2018 have not followed normal seasonal patterns for component manufacturers. This is on top of lumber costs steadily increasing since 2012.

BCMC Education Continues All Year

Mon, 2017-12-18 12:11

From technical and legal issues to design and production best practices, there will be a webinar for everyone before the year is over.

2 Former Senators Voice Support for Softwood Lumber Duties

Mon, 2017-12-18 12:00

We firmly believe trade policy should exist to ensure that all parties — domestic and international — are competing on a level playing field. This fosters an economic system where companies thrive because of their own ingenuity, efficiency and skill.