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Homebuilder Does Vendor Pricing Through MiTek Software

Mon, 2018-09-17 17:34

McBride & Son Homes, Chesterfield, Mo. has chosen to use MiTek USA’s SAPPHIRE Build software solution.

Iconic McDonald's Replaced by CFS Steel and CLT

Mon, 2018-09-17 17:10

Located on the site of the former “Rock ‘n Roll” McDonald’s, this new daylight-filled space was constructed of steel and cross-laminated timber, with extensive plantings outside, inside, and above the 19,000-square-foot structure.

Steel Industry Touts 10 Ways CFS Steel Reduces Costs

Mon, 2018-09-17 16:59

Cold-formed steel (CFS) framing has a proven track record of providing cost-effective and sustainable benefits for mid-rise buildings, and offers significant cost benefits over competitive building materials when the total cost of construction is considered.

‘Cost Index’ for Construction Purchases Soars by 8.3%

Mon, 2018-09-17 16:53

The cost index for ‘goods inputs into construction’ is now racing ahead at its fastest rate since September 2008’s +12.4%. But that elevated rate of +12.4% a decade ago resulted from an artificial boom in homebuilding that was fueled by faulty subprime mortgage lending.

84 Lumber Recognized as a ‘Top Workplace’ in PA

Mon, 2018-09-17 16:45

84 Lumber has been named a 2018 Top Workplace in the Greater Pittsburgh region by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Kodiak Building Partners Continues to Diversify Business

Mon, 2018-09-17 16:43

Kodiak Building Partners has acquired substantially all the operating assets of Direct Lumber and Door of Colorado, a provider of millwork, lumber, trusses, and other products for the contractor and remodeling markets.

Household Formation to Outpace Starts; High Demand to Stay

Mon, 2018-09-17 16:36

Economist John Burns of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, recently shared his predictions on a rise in household formation between 2016 to 2025 that, according to his analysis, will require 1.25 million housing units to be constructed per year to accommodate it.

Iowa CMs Learn DOT Tips and Best Practices for CMV Drivers

Mon, 2018-09-17 16:27

ITMA met to discuss, among many items, the new requirements surrounding electronic logging of hours. The chapter invited Luke Feld, with the Iowa Department of Transportation, to speak to the CMs regarding best practices for using ELD.

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.