Industry News

Johns Manvillle Polyiso Foam Product First to Receive Eco-Friendly Designation

Johns Manville has produced the first polyiso foam product to receive the Declare® Label and be designated as “Red List Free” by the International Living Future Institute.

Disagreement Over Building Energy Codes Halts Plan to Mark Up Comprehensive House Energy Bill

Earlier this week, the US House Energy & Commerce Committee suddenly put the brakes on plans to mark up legislation previously referred to as the House comprehensive energy bill

Dates US State Legislatures & Congress Will Convene in 2016

 Here are the dates legislatures will convene in 2016 for all 50 states plus the United States Congress and the District of Columbia City Council. 

Joint APA, WSU & USDA-FPL Research Report Analyzes OSB & Foam Insulation Systems

This joint research report addresses research conducted by APA, WSU and USDA-FPL.

Watch: BCMC Build Launches Live Jobsite Cameras

BCMC Build has launched a new page on its website that provides live images from the jobsite.

Arrow Building Center Sold to Private Equity Firm

Consolidated Lumber Co., a 16-branch dealer that operates in Minnesota and Wisconsin as Arrow Building Center (ABC-CLC), has been sold to private equity firm Aiglon Capital Management.

ABC Supply Buys 103-Branch Norandex Distribution Network

Saint-Gobain revealed today it has signed an agreement to sell its Norandex distribution business in the United States to ABC Supply, the biggest company on the ProSales 100.

Labor Shortage Pushing Builders to Consider Spending More

Labor capacity, or rather, constraints on labor capacity, is now adding to the number of days it takes to build a home in places like Denver, Dallas, and, so some extent, Phoenix and other markets as well.

Are Mobile Devices Changing the Way Builders Choose Suppliers?

Technology is here, it’s changing the way industries do business, and it's impacting all industries—including professionals in building materials and construction.

Carter Lumber to Build Manufacturing Plant in Lexington

 Carter Lumber will open a 50,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Lexington. More than 100 people will be hired to produce wood products for the Charlotte area.

Federal Court Considers Legality of Softwood Lumber 'Check Off' Program

The Softwood Lumber Checkoff program is under scrutiny after a U.S. federal court ruling found that the tax imposed may not be "lawful."

2 Companies Get USDA Funds to Build Tall Wood Building

Two Portland firms will spearhead the construction of a 12-story timber high rise in the Pearl District that will be home to workforce housing and office space for socially minded businesses.

Workshop: Hold the Power of QC in the Palm of Your Hand

SBCA representatives Ryan Dexter, Jay Edgar and Joe Schauer will be giving an update on the new web-based QC program.

Don't Miss 25,000 Square Feet of Solutions for Your Business

In exactly a month we will welcome attendees to the 35th anniversary BCMC show in Milwaukee, 

Current US Green Building Council COO Tapped to Take CEO Position

Mahesh Ramanujam, chief operating officer of the U.S. Green Building Council, will take over the organization's top spot at the end of next year when current CEO Rick Fedrizzi steps down.

Video: Evolution of the American Home Over the Past 40 Years

CNN/Money has released a cool, less-than-two-minute video that traces the evolution of the American home--starting in 1973, when the median new single-family home was 1,525 square feet.

Top 5 Emerging Building Types Include 'Net-Zero' and 'Resilient'

To take the road less traveled, here are five increasingly important typologies with room for more design experts.

Changes in Building Code Driving Mid-Atlantic Builders to Use Optimum Value Engineered Walls

"Advanced framing" has been around a long time; the concept is simple: use less wood in the wall so you can use more insulation.

GBI Open Public Comment Period on its Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings

The Green Building Initiative’s (GBI) 32-member Consensus Body today released for public comment a revision to GBI’s American National Standard, known as ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings

Architectural Firm's Energy Modelers Work Alongside Designers from Start of Every Project?

EYP lands the top spot on Architect Magazine’s ‘2015 Architect 50: The Top 50 in Sustainability.’

Fomo Releases Reformulated Polyurethane Foam Sealant

Fomo Products has launched its new Handi-Foam® Window & Door One-Component Polyurethane Foam Sealant (OCF), a closed-cell, low pressure window and door foam sealant. 

USI Purchases NC-Based Smith Insulation

USI, a leading national construction services provider of installed insulation and related services to builders, contractors and homeowners, today announced the acquisition of Smith Insulation, a Louisburg, N.C.-based full-line insulation services contractor.

BCMC Build Gets Underway, Framing Begins Friday

The BCMC Build project got underway last week as ground was broken on the two lots in Jackson, WI where mortgage-free homes will soon be given to two deserving wounded veterans and their families. 

Top 10 Construction Trends Include Labor Shortage & Rise of BIM

To help busy professionals stay up-to-date with the latest trends in the commercial and residential sectors, we’ve compiled a list of 10 major trends driving construction.

Indicators Show Strong & Growing Momentum for Housing

Forward-looking indicators, such as pending home sales and mortgage applications, also remain solidly positive, suggesting that housing will gain further momentum during the second half of the year.

Video: Design Experts Discuss the Rise of 'Custom Modular' Homes

This video features commentary from the 2014 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards jury. Visit the 2014 Builder's Choice Design Awards and the Custom Home Design Awards for full stories on the winning projects.

Oregon Helps Finance First US CLT Manufacturer

A Southern Oregon company has become the first in the United States to be certified to produce cross-laminated timber, a product that could provide an economic shot in the arm for rural communities.

Steel Component Manufacturer Pursues Expansion Plan

ClarkDietrich Building Systems, a leading provider of cold-formed steel products and services, announced it will relocate its production facility in Warren, Ohio, to nearby Vienna, Ohio. 

Georgia-Pacific and Lamco Partner in Production of LFL Products

Georgia-Pacific announced a sales and distribution agreement with Lamco Forest Products for the production of laminated fingerjointed lumber (LFL) products, to be sold under the Georgia-Pacific brand.

84 Lumber to Increase its Manufacturing Operations

84 Lumber will expand its door, millwork, components, and engineered wood products operation