Industry Announcements

MSR Workshop Represents Value Opportunity for CMs

The MSR Lumber Producers Council is hosting its popular MSR Workshop April 21-23, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Click here to download the registration form.

SBC Industry Loses Pioneer Al James

William A. James, 87, owner and president of Timber Truss Housing Systems in Salem, Va. for over 40 years, died February 26, 2015.

MiTek Releases SAPPHIRE Mobile Viewer for Windows

With SAPPHIRE MobileViewer for Windows, users can receive links to 3D SAPPHIRE architectural BIM models via email and use them for design collaboration on Windows 8.1 tablets, PCs, or Windows Phones.

Register Today for the 2015 MSR Workshop April 21-23

The MSR Lumber Producers Council is hosting its popular MSR Workshop April 21-23, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Click here to download the registration form.

BCMC Launches New Website: Building Innovation Framing Success

Milwaukee, WI will play host to this year’s Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC), October 20-23. Plans for the show are already well underway, with 11,000 square feet of exhibit space already reserved.

Blenker Owner Appointed President of Wisconsin HBA

Pam Jewell of Blenker Construction, Inc. in Amherst was recently installed as President of the Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA).

SBCA QC Nearing Completion, Find Out the Latest

SBCA is nearing completion of its update to its online QC program (formerly called WTCA QC).  Find answers to all of your questions about the new and improved program on its blog page: http://sbcindustry.com/qc-blog.

Roundtable Offers Insight into Components Industry

SBCA's next Open Quarterly Meeting (OQM) will be held March 17-18 in Denver, CO. There is no cost to attend and everyone is welcome. 

SBCA’s Load Guide Updated for 2012 Code Cycle

SBCA's Load Guide was recently updated to include the provisions of ASCE 7-10 referenced in the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC).

MiTek's New Joist Hanger Eliminates Nailing

The new THFI hanger from MiTek Builder Products  is a “face-mount hanger” designed to attach I-joists to wood headers, and it can accomplish the task while requiring no joist nails.