Ramp It Up!

Trusses provide a cost-effective, responsive solution to concrete formwork on a highway project in Louisiana.

Industry News

  • 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.

  • At a cabinet meeting with President Trump last week, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke provided an update on the wildfires occurring in the west (particularly California) and provided his insight into the issues that have contributed to the widespread nature of these fires.

  • SBCA believes that the concepts advocated by Dr. Yeh would provide the reliability he acknowledges are expected by all buyers. It is clear that OSB and lumber mill specific sealed design values would provide confidence in OSB and lumber engineering so that safe and reliable building designs are the outcome.

  • A recent survey asked builders which labor-saving technologies they are most likely to use in the near future. The results shouldn’t surprise any component manufacturer.


Design Load 
Reductions & Risk

A spring Wisconsin snowstorm demonstrates how
a building design practice may lead to higher risk.



Using Education to Help
Sell Wall Panels

Framers and CMs can make for a
powerful partnership, but it takes work.


Workforce Development

Improving Productivity
by Building Teams

How a better understanding of human needs
can improve employee retention.