Industry News

A new statute modifies the process in which the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) of Pennsylvania is reviewed and adopted within that State. The review cycle for codes moves from 36 months to a 54-month review cycle from the publication of the base code (I-Codes).

On October 31, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb approved the re-adoption of that state's energy code, which is ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2007. 

The Task Force Chair and Vice Chair pushed for adoption at the November meeting, as the trade associations had already worked out many compromises, and further delays make the path to full adoption on January 1, 2019 more difficult. 

The December edition of The Market Place is now available here: http://digital.sbcmag.info/publication/?i=457647&ver=html5&p=1 

Shortly before 2am on Saturday, the Senate passed "the most sweeping rewrite of the U.S. tax code in three decades, slashing the corporate tax rate and providing temporary tax-rate cuts for most Americans" handing Republicans a badly needed legislative and political victory.

Builders and developers responding to NAHB’s AD&C Financing Survey continue to report easing credit conditions for acquisition, development, and single-family construction loans

3D printed structures, like houses, office buildings, and bridges are much more common than they were even a few years ago, and a construction company in Vancouver is introducing new disruptive technology that can accelerate the building process exponentially.

Canfor Southern Pine announced today that it will make a $28 million expansion to its Moultrie facility.  Formerly Beadles Lumber Co., Canfor, a Canadian-based firm, purchased 50 percent of the Beadles operation in Moultrie and Thomasville in 2014 and now owns 100 percent.

Canada is taking its softwood lumber case to the World Trade Organization, setting in motion a potentially years-long fight against the United States before the international commercial body.