Raw Materials

Material costing for U.S. construction projects has moved into a higher gear, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Of the total area burned in B.C. this year, an estimated 53 million cubic metres of merchantable timber was lost – equivalent to one year of annual allowable cut.

In a move designed to help assist in reducing the shortage of drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed simplifying the process and cost for certain individuals to obtain a commercial driver's license.

Georgia-Pacific is set to begin construction immediately on a $100 million lumber production facility in Talladega, the company announced today.

Nearly two-thirds of the South’s pine acreage is now in managed pine plantations and inventory volumes on the plantation resource have risen by over 34% during the past ten years.

Earlier this week, Oregon legislators testified on behalf of the U.S Lumber Coalition at a hearing with the U.S International Trade Commission about softwood lumber trade with Canada.

Natural disasters can be a boon for commodities used in the recovery efforts that follow—and if that holds true for lumber, it would add to a parade of factors that could lift prices to levels they haven’t seen in over a decade.

SFPA’s “Raised Wood Floor Foundations – Design & Construction Guide” is now available online.

Metal connector plates and cold-formed steel components are manufactured from galvanized cold-rolled sheet steel (for a quick reference on cold-rolled versus hot-rolled, click here).

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, after delivering devastating floods and winds to parts of Texas and Florida, are forecast to re-emerge as a tropical depression on homeowner finances.