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Infographic: Prefabricated CFS Components Gaining Traction

Mon, 2018-03-26 13:15

Cold-formed steel (CFS) framing, for instance, is an ideal choice because it is non-combustible, lightweight, and cut to precise specifications. Learn more about the benefits of prefabrication and CFS by exploring the infographic below.

Simpson’s CG Visions Collaborates to Expand Market

Mon, 2018-03-26 12:43

?Simpson Strong-Tie today announced a new software collaboration between CG Visions, a Simpson Strong-Tie company, and Hyphen Solutions, a leading cloud-based construction management software company

GC Sues Building Designer for $5M Citing 'Errors & Omissions'

Mon, 2018-03-26 12:36

The article below from Construction Dive summarizes a major lawsuit brought by a GC against the building designer due to “substantial errors and omissions” in their building plans. This litigation should be on the minds of component manufacturers.

Canada Escalates Lumber Dispute Through WTO Request

Mon, 2018-03-26 12:28

Canada plans to ask the World Trade Organization (WTO) to set up an adjudication panel to judge its dispute with the United States over Canadian lumber exports, indicating that talks have failed to resolve the issue and Ottawa is pressing its case.

Video: Trade Rep's Answer on Lumber Should Worry All CMs

Mon, 2018-03-26 12:24

At a U.S. House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Trade last Wednesday, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was asked by Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX) about the Administration’s current approach to resolving the softwood lumber dispute with Canada. 

Video: Katerra’s Labor Challenge Solved by Hiring from ‘Outside’

Mon, 2018-03-26 11:39

In the video below, Craig Curtis, president of Katerra Architecture, talks about how they took an outside-the-box, or rather an outside-the-industry, approach to hiring.

OSB Mill in B.C. to Close Due to Log Shortage

Mon, 2018-03-19 21:45

Norbord Inc. says it is going to temporarily suspend production at its oriented strand board mill in 100 Mile House, B.C., due to a shortage of wood.

Huntsman Acquires Spray Foam Maker Demilec for $350M

Mon, 2018-03-19 19:37

Huntsman Corporation today announced the acquisition of Demilec, one of North America's leading manufacturers and distributors of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation systems for residential and commercial applications.

Charts: Multifamily Starts Drop 26% in February

Mon, 2018-03-19 12:23

Total housing starts declined in February, led by a reversion to trend for multifamily development. Starts fell 7% to a 1.24 million seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to the joint data release from the Census Bureau and HUD.

Construction Fire in Denver Starts Blame Game

Mon, 2018-03-19 12:05

Federal workplace safety officials launched an investigation into Wednesday’s deadly fire at a construction site in Denver, a report said Friday. Two construction workers died, and at least six other people were injured, including one Denver firefighter.

Easing Lending Restrictions Good for Builders and CMs

Mon, 2018-03-19 11:40

More builders and developers are obtaining residential constructions loans, with the end of 2017 marking 19 consecutive quarters of loan growth, helping bring more lots for new homes online.

Bill Pulte, Founder of Pulte Homes, Dies at 85

Mon, 2018-03-19 11:28

William Pulte, who built his first house as a teenager and went on to found one of the country’s largest home builders, churning out some 600,000 houses and becoming a billionaire, died on Wednesday at his home in Naples, Fla. He was 85.

Boise Cascade Buys Nashville Lumber Distributor

Mon, 2018-03-19 11:25

Boise Cascade Company announced an agreement to acquire Lumberman's Wholesale Distributors, a distributor of engineered wood products, commodity lumber items, and specialty building materials in Nashville, Tennessee.

BlueLinx to Buy Cedar Creek's 31 Locations for $413M

Mon, 2018-03-19 11:19

BlueLinx, a leading distributor of building and industrial products in the United States, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cedar Creek, a leading building products wholesale distributor.

DOC Outlines Steel Tariff Product Exclusion Process

Mon, 2018-03-19 10:40

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its procedures for excluding products from the recently announced tariffs on steel and aluminum product imports.

AED Cut Jobsite Cardiac Arrest Deaths Dramatically

Tue, 2018-03-13 17:14

An international group of researchers has discovered that those suffering from cardiac arrest in a public setting are twice as likely to survive if an automated external defibrillator (AED) was utilized before emergency help arrived.

Secs. Ross & Mnuchin Give Perspectives on Steel Tariffs

Mon, 2018-03-12 14:42

On March 5, President Trump signed two proclamations to temporarily increase tariffs on imported steel by 25 percent and aluminum by 10 percent. The new tariffs will take effect March 23, but it’s currently unclear how long they will remain in place and which countries they will ultimately be imposed upon.

Idaho's Top Builder Credits Trusses for Success

Mon, 2018-03-12 13:16

According to a recent article in Builder Magazine, Idaho’s top builder, CBH Homes, has stayed ahead of its competitors by address the labor shortage head on. 

Atlas Engineered Products Continues Canadian Expansion

Mon, 2018-03-12 13:05

Atlas Engineered Products, a leading supplier of trusses and engineered wood products, is pleased to announce an important expansion initiative in Northern Alberta.