Building Codes

SBCA is compiling an ongoing list of lumber mills that have publicly supported the structural components industry’s position regarding the Southern Pine lumber design value change issue.

There is no new news from the ALSC Board of Review deliberations following the January 5 hearing, but there are some interesting observations to be had.

The pinnacle of the effort expended by all the parties affected by SPIB's proposed changes to Southern Pine design values was the SFPA facilitated Industry Summit in Nov.

SBCA’s position on lumber design values was reaffirmed at the January 5, 2012 ALSC Board of Review meeting.

When a couple said they wanted to “push the ecological envelope,” architects David Arkin and Anni Tilt thought a straw bale house could be just the thing. 


The Detroit Free Press reports on the increasing attraction and traction of factory-built custom homes vs. site-built.

Jayne Law, sales and marketing manager for Dow Building Solutions in the UK and Ireland, has been made a MBE in the 2012 New Year Honours List.

In January, Texas will adopt a statewide building code that should cut the energy consumption of new single-family homes by more than 15%.

The year 2011 will forever be known as Year of the Tornado in the U.S. 

The ALSC Board met yesterday to hear testimony regarding SPIB's recommended SP design values changes. We will make everyone aware of their ruling as soon as it is made public.