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MiTek Highlights How Their BIM Software Helps National Lumber

Mon, 2016-11-28 09:46

With new estimating technology in place, National Lumber can compute accurate estimates based on BOMs of buildings in whatever form the plans are delivered to create highly accurate estimates.

Post-Election, Greater Uncertainty About Softwood Lumber Trade

Mon, 2016-11-28 09:42

Couillard said he is most preoccupied by what impact a Trump presidency might have on the province's lumber industry, since negotiations between the U.S. and Canada are underway now.

Townhome Construction Marketshare Reaches 20-Year Peak

Mon, 2016-11-28 09:17

Over the last four quarters ending with the third quarter of 2016, townhouse starts totaled 94,000, a more than 10% gain over prior year total.

Labor Woes Persist as Homebuilding Hits Highest Level Since 2007

Mon, 2016-11-28 09:14

Trump’s policies could affect housing in different ways. Restrictions on immigration could limit the supply of available workers for construction firms, which have already complained for years of labor shortages.

Infographic: Why The Wave of Millennial Home Buyers is Coming

Mon, 2016-11-28 08:56

We know that millennials still definitely want to buy homes, but the reality is that they are currently set back by challenges such as student loans, a low savings rate, and housing prices.

BlueLinx Reports Highest Quarterly Net Income Since 2004

Mon, 2016-11-28 08:24

BlueLinx Holdings Inc., a leading distributor of building and industrial products in the United States, today reported financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended October 1, 2016.

Developments Now Called 'Surban' & Other Trends Impacting CMs

Sun, 2016-11-27 00:08
November 16, 2016

Here are five things to watch for in real estate in 2017 — don’t get blindsided.

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Simpson Releases New Field-Adjustable Jack Hanger

Sun, 2016-11-27 00:08
November 17, 2016

Simpson Strong-Tie introduces an innovative hanger that’s easy and intuitive to use for connecting rafters to hip/valley beams in roof framing

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Construction Woes at World's Tallest Modular Residence

Sun, 2016-11-27 00:08
November 17, 2016

How the promise of the world’s tallest modular tower didn’t stack up.

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Judge Blocks Enforcement of Union-Focused 'Persuader Rule'

Sun, 2016-11-27 00:08
November 16, 2016

A federal judge in Texas has issued a permanent injunction blocking an Obama administration “persuader rule” requiring law firms to publicly disclose any work they do for employers surrounding union organization efforts.

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Trusses Now Cultural Norm When Public Thinks of Framing

Sun, 2016-11-27 00:08
November 21, 2016

Two photos published by national media outlets last week tell a compelling story about the role and acceptance of structural building components in the public consciousness

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ICC Extends Online Voting Deadline for 2018 Codes

Sun, 2016-11-27 00:08
November 21, 2016

On Friday, November 18, the International Code Council sent out an email announcing it would be extending the deadline for the Online Governmental Consensus Voting period for the 2018 model code development process.

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Resource Library: Updated Cold-Formed Steel Framing Standards

Sun, 2016-11-27 00:08
November 21, 2016

This month, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) published a supplement to S400-15, North American Standard for Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems.

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Charts: Housing & Economic Indicators for Sept. 2016

Sun, 2016-11-27 00:08
November 21, 2016

This article contains slides and commentary on leading housing indicators for September 2016.

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New Wine Industry Warehouses Use Rigid Foam Insulation to Control Moisture

Sun, 2016-11-27 00:08
October 19, 2016

 Everything is designed with cleanliness and efficiency in mind. The R-30 rigid insulation was chosen for the ceiling as an alternative to batting. “Batting holds moisture, moisture grows mold, and mold ruins wine."

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Wall Panel Company Uses Zip System to Achieve Passive House Standard

Sun, 2016-11-27 00:08
October 27, 2016

Building a multi-family structure to Passive House standards can be done not only at market rate (or better) compared to conventional construction, but also with a method that saves time and money, and is simple to implement.

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Huber to Reopen Tennessee OSB Plant in 2018

Sun, 2016-11-27 00:08
November 04, 2016

Huber Engineered Woods LLC, a leading manufacturer of specialty building products, announced today it will reopen its Spring City, Tennessee, oriented strand board (OSB) facility in 2018.

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Vote for S268-16 'As Submitted' to Support NCSEA on Truss Bracing

Sun, 2016-11-27 00:08
November 14, 2016

NCSEA and SBCA collaborated on S268-16 which is a proposal to modify ANSI/TPI 1-2014 (TPI 1) language as referenced in the 2018 International Building Code. 

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SBCA Partners with NCSEA on Alternative to Special Inspections of Trusses over 60" in Height

Sun, 2016-11-27 00:08
November 14, 2016

The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) has long been concerned about the lack of permanent diagonal bracing installed in roof systems. 

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Do You Know the Definition for Lumber Design Values? – If Not, Vote for G6-16 'As Submitted'

Sun, 2016-11-27 00:08
November 14, 2016

SBCA believes it is common sense for the building code to include a definition of lumber design values. We urge you to use your governmental member vote to support the IRC code change proposal G6-16.

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