Industry News

​Simpson Strong-Tie today announced a new software collaboration between CG Visions, a Simpson Strong-Tie company, and Hyphen Solutions, a leading cloud-based construction management software company

The article below from Construction Dive summarizes a major lawsuit brought by a GC against the building designer due to “substantial errors and omissions” in their building plans. This litigation should be on the minds of component manufacturers.

Canada plans to ask the World Trade Organization (WTO) to set up an adjudication panel to judge its dispute with the United States over Canadian lumber exports, indicating that talks have failed to resolve the issue and Ottawa is pressing its case.

At a U.S. House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Trade last Wednesday, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was asked by Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX) about the Administration’s current approach to resolving the softwood lumber dispute with Canada. 

In the video below, Craig Curtis, president of Katerra Architecture, talks about how they took an outside-the-box, or rather an outside-the-industry, approach to hiring.

In the video below, DOE Secretary Rick Perry appeared before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies to discuss the 66 percent reduction in comparison to the 2017 budget for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report of accomplishments spearheaded by Administrator Scott Pruitt during his first year in office. 

Below are updates provided by the American Chemistry Council and ASHRAE on recent state legislative action affecting energy efficiency and/or the building code.

California Public Utilities Commission has recently outlined requirements for Zero Net Energy Homes. As spelled out in the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, the state has ambitious goals for the development of zero net energy buildings.