Raw Materials

The price of OSB increased 4.4% in September and has risen 19% and 38% since September and January 2016, respectively. The surge was in contrast with moderate increases in prices paid for gypsum and ready-mix concrete.

A Texas A&M 3,400-bed facility stretches 2.2 million sq ft, including one eight-story central “Texas-wrap” structure with a parking garage, called the B building.  It is framed with cold-formed steel, and covers 1 million sq ft.

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).

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the Trump administration has decided to defer a decision on steel tariffs as it focuses on getting tax reforms through Congress.

David Daniels, chair of the National Safety Council’s government and public sector division, spoke to attendees at the 2017 National Safety Congress in Indianapolis about preventing bullying, harassment and violence with a focus on the public sector.

Equipping large trucks with advanced safety technologies has the potential to prevent up to 63,000 truck related crashes each year, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

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.