Wednesday, April 27 2016 (All day) to Friday, April 29 2016 (All day) (America/Chicago)

SBCA is holding its inaugural Component Manufacturer Executive Leadership Summit on April 27-29 in Minneapolis, MN, in conjunction with the MSR Workshop. Read more.

This new program gives the next generation of leaders an opportunity to meet, build lasting relationships, learn from mentors, and gain a greater depth of knowledge of SBCA and trends shaping the industry’s future.

It’s safe to say that though the housing recovery may have 99 problems, rising wood products prices ain’t one.

Operation FINALLY HOME and a number of local businesses are in the early stages of planning to honor a military hero with a mortgage-free home in Culpeper.

The SBC Research Institute (SBCRI) is expanding its scope of accredited standards to include testing of cold-formed steel structural framing.

According to some media reports, toxic mold poses a major risk to the health of Americans. Although there is little scientific basis for these claims, the headlines have caused many homeowners to focus on mold.

In the video below, homebuilder Matt Risinger gives his take on BMC’s Ready Frame product and walks the viewer through a tour of their manufacturing facility.

Mold contamination is becoming a nationwide concern among homeowners and builders. Mold in homes and mold lawsuits have gained extensive media coverage from talk shows to feature articles in national publications. Even Erin Brockovich is making news in the mold litigation arena. Insurance companies are becoming increasingly concerned as well. They feel that they are unfairly bearing the brunt of the expense in remediating mold, thereby leading to revisions in homeowner and builder/contractor liability policies.

Builder complaints regarding the growth of surface mold on the lumber contained within wood structural components, while not as frequently encountered as in the past, continue to pose a dilemma in some markets. The dilemma comes in the form of builders either demanding moldfree wood based products, or when mold appears on a component at the jobsite, they are demanding that suppliers provide an immediate remediation (e.g., removal) of the mold, regardless of the cause or the cost. And, where structures are improperly designed or constructed and mold growth appears years later, component manufacturers (CMs) have found themselves into construction defect litigation with various types of complaints being asserted.

The below article is an update of the article, "Who's Mold Is It?" published in the January/February 2003 edition of SBC Magazine.