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MiTek Helps Integrate Off-Site Framing into Concept Home

Tue, 2018-11-13 07:04

MiTek® Industries, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a sponsor and participant in the 2019 BUILDER Concept Home in Henderson, NV, called KB Home ProjeKt: Where Tomorrow Lives.

Weathering Trusses, Exposing the Effect of Time and Nature

Mon, 2018-11-12 17:47

To determine the effects of weather on a truss, SBCRI is working with CMs from around the country to provide data, leading to an improved understanding of trusses exposed to weather.

It's a Good Time for CM Margins to Reflect Their Value

Mon, 2018-11-12 16:57

Good news for component manufacturers: the labor shortage afflicting the home building industry shows no sign of abating.

MiTek’s Aegis Develops New CFS Design Tool

Mon, 2018-11-12 16:49

Aegis Metal Framing is proud and excited to announce that it has successfully completed the development of an ATFP, blast force CFS truss design tool.

Alpine Opens New Office is Northern California

Mon, 2018-11-12 16:43

Alpine's new Northern California office in Sacramento is now open.

Steel Industry Says It’s More Sustainable than Wood

Mon, 2018-11-12 16:35

The website buildsteel.org recently published an article arguing that wood is not as sustainable a building product as proponents say. 

Boise Cascade Stops LVL Production in NC

Mon, 2018-11-12 16:07

Boise Cascade Company announced today the 60-day notice of a permanent curtailment of its laminated veneer lumber (LVL) production at the Roxboro, NC, facility. The Roxboro facility will continue to produce I-joists. The curtailment will affect approximately 56 employees.

Central Valley Acquires CA’s Foster Lumber

Mon, 2018-11-12 16:04

Napa-based construction supplier Central Valley, one of the top 100 U.S. building-supply firms, plans to expand its reach to nine Northern California lumber yards through the acquisition of a 98-year-old Solano County company.

Details of California TrusFrame Sale to TriWest Outlined

Mon, 2018-11-12 16:00

 SLATE Partners announced that its Principals advised California TrusFrame, LLC (CTF), a portfolio company of Excelsior Capital Partners (Excelsior), on its sale to TriWest Capital Partners, a Calgary-based private equity firm.

Employee Hiring & Retention Tips for CMs

Mon, 2018-11-05 19:51

Focused on finding ways to solve today’s labor shortage woes for their businesses, some CMs have already been exploring and experimenting with a number of the general ideas the article addresses.

Simpson Expands CFS Steel Framing Solutions

Mon, 2018-11-05 17:21

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions and a subsidiary of Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., recently acquired the Ready Products

SYP Log Market Depressed Despite High Lumber Prices

Mon, 2018-11-05 17:20

In the South, timber prices haven’t stopped sliding. Adjusted for inflation, the price of Southern pine is down about 45% since 2007, according to Daowei Zhang, an Auburn University professor of forest economics.

Weather Testing Seeks to Improve BCSI

Mon, 2018-11-05 16:50

While there is value in following a good set of best practices like those contained in BCSI, SBCRI is looking to improve the knowledge behind BCSI’s guidelines in a way that only data gathered through testing can do.

Could AI Improve the Building Construction Process?

Mon, 2018-10-29 21:11

IBM’s Watson supercomputer has beat Jeopardy championsreconstituted recipes, and even helped create highlight reels for the World Cup. Now it’s taking on a new tech challenge; changing how the construction industry operates.

Trusses Help Home Outlast Hurricane Michael

Mon, 2018-10-29 20:41

Christened the “Sand Palace” by its owners, the blocky beach home survived not by luck or magic, but good design. Here’s how—with money and expertise—the crew outmaneuvered Hurricane Michael, and made this home a model of resilient architecture.

84 Lumber Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Mon, 2018-10-29 20:27

For the second consecutive year, 84 Lumber will be a flagship sponsor of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Pittsburgh, sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

One Tip for Improving Construction? Talk to CM Early

Mon, 2018-10-29 20:21

Collaboration among multiple stakeholders is nothing new in the construction industry, but more and more contractors are solidifying relationships through integrated project delivery methods such as those completed through joint ventures and design-build systems that require teamwork.

Weyerhaeuser Opens Upgraded SYP Mill in AR

Mon, 2018-10-29 15:19

A $190 million upgrade to Weyerhaeuser's  Southwest Arkansas sawmill is now complete. The new mill has the capacity to produce about 380 million board feet of lumber per year

Boise Cascade Acquires Ohio’s Arling Lumber

Mon, 2018-10-29 15:15

Boise Cascade Company announced today an agreement to acquire Arling Lumber, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Drexel Building Supply Buys WI’s Truss Systems

Mon, 2018-10-29 15:01

Drexel Building Supply has announced that it will merge truss manufacturer, Truss Systems into the Drexel family. Truss Systems is a manufacturer of floor and roof truss systems in Wisconsin.