Industry News

At the BCMC show in Omaha, SBCA will be setting up two roof truss systems comprised of five identical 50-foot trusses.

On September 28 and 29 three members of Structural Building Component Association’s (SBCA) Executive Committee and three members of the Truss Plate Institute’s (TPI) Board of Directors met in Atlanta to discuss realigning various scopes of work and responsibilities.

A recent article in the Journal of Light Construction provided an installation detail for ensuring a sufficient drainage plane behind one-coat stucco.

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.

Dodge Data & Analytics and NAHB recently published a new study, Green Multifamily and Single Family Homes 2017 SmartMarket Brief, that suggests energy efficient and sustainable construction is rapidly gaining traction among residential builders.

Demilechas earned Home Builder Executive magazine’s 2017 Gold Innovation Award for its industry leading product developments, including Heatlok HFO High Lift spray foam insulation and Heatlok Air Barrier System (ABS).

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced that Chemours’ Opteon™ 1100 won the 2017 Polyurethane Innovation Award.

An mpg-like rating for homes is here. For the first time in history, people can find out the expected energy use of any home in the U.S.

Following the approval of local government authorities, BASF has completed the acquisition of GRUPO THERMOTEK, a leading waterproofing systems supplier based in Monterrey, Mexico.