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Relative Fire-Resistance of L and U Partition Intersections

Mon, 2018-09-17 16:17

SBCA is pleased to announce the publication of SBCA Research Report 1304-03, which provides best practice documentation to share with specifiers, the fire service and building officials who need help with fire-resistance techniques for L-type wall assembly connections on your jobsite.

D.R. Horton Recognizes MiTek's Superior Products & Software

Mon, 2018-09-10 22:04

MiTek USA has received the D.R. Horton 2018 Chairman’s Choice Award, which recognizes trade partner excellence. MiTek was selected for its tremendous work as a national partner of D.R. Horton’s; for increased efficiency and technology opportunities introduced to many D.R. Horton divisions.

Weyerhaeuser Chooses New CEO, Promotes Within

Mon, 2018-09-10 21:58

Weyerhaeuser Company today announced that Doyle R. Simons has elected to retire, and its board of directors has appointed Devin W. Stockfish as president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Canadian CM Expands Further Through Acquisition

Mon, 2018-09-10 21:43

Atlas Engineered Products Ltd., a leading supplier of trusses, engineered wood products and building components, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Tandelle Specialty Inc. and Pacer Building Components Inc.

Rising Material Prices Putting Large Projects on Hold

Mon, 2018-09-10 21:17

The growing number of developers seeking to cash out rather than risk losing money on building is fueling concerns that residential production will start to decline even as the Bay Area’s housing crisis worsens.

Portland CM Helps Students Build Charity Home

Mon, 2018-09-10 20:32

The two brothers, who attend Oregon Episcopal School, brought together a group of their fellow students and two local companies involved in the building industry to design and build a tiny structure to benefit a Dignity Village resident.

BMC Taps Food Distribution Exec as Next CEO

Mon, 2018-09-10 20:08

BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., one of the leading providers of diversified building products, services and innovative building solutions in the U.S. residential construction market, announced that David E. Flitman has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer.

Photos: How Does Weather Affect Truss Performance?

Mon, 2018-09-10 19:57

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.

New Resources Help CMs Address Mold on Wood

Thu, 2018-09-06 11:49

Component manufacturers (CMs), home builders and homeowners looking for best practices to ensure they have the most current mold facts and mold mitigation and remediation information can look to two new research reports created by SBCA.

UFPI Has Record Q2 Net Earnings, Sales Reach $1.3B

Mon, 2018-08-27 14:58

Universal Forest Products Inc. (UFPI) released their second quarter earnings recently during a teleconference with investors. UFPI’s CEO Matthew Missad made the following observations.

Concrete Industry Targets Fires in Wood Buildings

Mon, 2018-08-27 13:47

Wood is being considered for an ever-growing type and size of building. Great news for component manufacturers (CMs), of course. However, competitors are not taking their loss of market share lying down.

Lowe’s to Close 99 Hardware Supply Stores in West

Mon, 2018-08-27 13:31

Lowe's will close all Orchard Supply Hardware stores nationwide by Feb. 1, the company announced Wednesday. Orchard Supply Hardware, founded in 1931 in San Jose, California, and acquired by Lowe's in 2013, has 99 stores in California, Oregon and Florida.

OSHA's Updated Guidance on Temporary Workers

Mon, 2018-08-27 13:24

OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative is focused on provide guidance to employers with regard to their responsibilities for protecting the health and safety of workers hired through staffing agencies. 

Contractor & ProDealer Optimism at All-Time High

Mon, 2018-08-27 11:52

BlueTarp Financials' Building Supply Index was just released. The Q2 2018 12-month trailing average, which accounts for seasonality, hit an all-time high at 132.48, up from 130.92 in Q1 2018.  The unadjusted view also remained high at 139.16.

Lumbermate Founder George Eberle Dies at Age 91

Mon, 2018-08-27 11:46

George F. Eberle (1926 – 2018) passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the age of 91. Eberle co-founded Efco Corporation which was later sold to Pella Window and then founded Lumbermate Company which is now part of Illinois Tool Works (ITW).

Oregon Approves Code Changes Allowing Wood High-Rises

Mon, 2018-08-20 16:01

Oregon has become the first state to approve the use of science-based building code requirements for tall mass timber buildings under their statewide alternate method (SAM). The SAM program is unique to Oregon, allowing early technical consideration and approval on a statewide basis.

Maps: Where Housing Permit Growth is Strongest

Mon, 2018-08-20 15:45

Over the first six months of 2018, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 444,600. On a year-over-year basis, this is a 6.3% increase over the June 2017 level of 418,128.

Tips for Fastening CFS Steel Framing to Concrete Floors

Mon, 2018-08-20 15:38

On the jobsite, the combination of consistency and tight manufacturing tolerances allows builders to safely and easily construct building modules and panelize cold-formed steel wall systems to reduce onsite labor costs and improve overall project cycle times.

US LBM Quadruples Q2 Net Profits, Margins Slip 3%

Mon, 2018-08-20 15:29

US LBM, a Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based lumber and material dealer, filed a financial report August 10th for the first six months of 2018. In it, they highlight the $13.1 million second quarter net profit compared to the previous year, as well as a 10.1% increase in revenue to $885 million.