Industry News

Analyzing How 2x10s & Flak Jacket Aren't Equivalent to a 15-Minute Membrane

This article provides information on fire performance equivalency issues and how it pertains to 2x10s and other floor assemblies subjected to ASTM E119 fire testing.

You Need an ICC-ES Report. Really? Being on the ANSI 17065 List is the True Answer

Over the past several months, DrJ Engineering has set a strong foundation of product certification and professional engineering support for our customers. 

How AWC & NAHB Created a Competitive Advantage for 2x10s Through the Code

This article revisits a summary of how AWC and NAHB created a competitive advantage for 2X10s though the building code development process.

When Does 450=840? Why Not Fix It? SBCA Tried...

This article further outlines how APA Built a competitive advantage for OSB though the building code development process.

How APA Built a Competitive Advantage for OSB Though the Building Code

IRC code-compliant math establishes as law a significant competitive advantage for OSB.

SBCA & SBCRI Issue Investigative Report Series

SBCA believes it is important for professionals in the building design and construction industry to have a transparent understanding of the properties of the materials they use to construct buildings.

Exploring the Basics of Exterior Insulation & Finish Systems (EIFS)

 EIFS came to the United States in 1969, after becoming widely popular in Europe following World War II where it was used initially for retrofits.

California Adopts Aggressive Energy Efficiency Mandates for Buildings

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an historic climate change bill October 7 that is expected to prompt greater renewable energy generation and make buildings more efficient.

Bio-Based Alternative Building Product Use on the Rise?

Europe's construction industry has a crucial role in cutting carbon emissions and energy consumption. But getting companies to ditch traditional building materials for greener, bio-based alternatives remains an uphill struggle. 

DuPont CEO Kullman Unexpectedly Announces Retirement

DuPont Co. Chief Executive Ellen Kullman will retire next week, a surprise end to the tenure of an executive who fended off—at least temporarily—one of the most prominentin a wave of activist investor assaults on corporate boards.

Interactive Map: Ranking the States by Energy Efficiency

WalletHub's Richie Bernardo analyzed the efficiency of car- and home-energy consumption across the continuous 48 states to reveal the most and least energy efficient states in the nation.

New Foam Thermal Barrier Product Created for Slab Foundations

A new thermal barrier system helps mitigate heat loss by providing a complete thermal break between the slab edge and the outside environment, as well as between the slab and the thermal mass footer.

CertainTeed Creates New Mobile App For Easier Attic Insulation Installation

Insulation contractors can look forward to much quicker project turnaround time thanks to the new InsulSafe® SP Mobile Field App from CertainTeed. 

Passive House Uses Roxul Mineral Fiber Exterior Insulation

Progress continues on the high-end custom Passive House under construction in Wayland, Massachusetts, by Auburndale Builders.

US Insulation Market Predicted to Grow 6.6% Annually

 According to the Freedonia Group, U.S. demand for insulation is going to increase 6.6% annually to reach $10.3 billion in 2019.

Energy Efficient Building Product Dealers Help Evolve Market

“Environmental gift shops”—that’s the term Andy Pace uses to describe many green dealers that opened around a dozen years ago: eco-light companies that featured a squishy save-the-world message.

Ways a CM Can Help a Builder Achieve 'Operational Excellence'

What are the outward signs of an operation that has achieved operational centers of excellence? 

5 Advantages of a Long-term Supplier-Builder Relationship

Here are some of the top reasons why a long term builder-vendor relationship can be mutually beneficial relationship.

Video: Singing on the Jobsite Going Viral?

There's something about the perfect echo of an unfinished jobsite that's inspiring. Or if you're Indiana contractors Aaron Gray and Josh Arnett, it's heavenly.

Video: Toll Brothers CEO Says Housing Recovery Gaining Steam

CNBC's Squawk Box crew sat down with Toll Brothers CEO Doug Yearley to get his take on the now four-year housing recovery. 

SLA Top Priority for Canadian Prime Minister After Election

With the Softwood Lumber Agreement set to expire Oct. 12, Premier Christy Clark underscored its importance to the province in the legislature this week.

Map: Where ABC Supply and Newly Purchased Norande Overlap

ABC Supply just got even bigger with the acquisition of Norande, the newly combined company will operate over 600 locations in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

7 Tips to Maximize Your Use of BIM Software

Building information modeling (BIM) has become the tool of choice for many architects. Here's seven tips on how to maximize your use of this powerful software tool.

Market Responds Positively to Lumber Liquidators Settlement

MarketWatch's Claudia Assis looks at the rally of Lumber Liquidators stock after it announced its $10 million settlement with the Justice Department Wednesday on customs law charge unrelated to its formaldehyde scandal earlier this year.

Wood Truss Systems Launches New Interactive Website

Wood Truss Systems, Inc. has just launched a brand new website and we're thrilled to share it with the wood component industry.

Randek Offers the World's Most Automated Systems for CMs

Randek looks forward to discussing how we can serve you by bringing the future of truss and component manufacturing to your shop floor. Welcome to booth # 710 at the BCMC show!

It’s BCMC Time – Get IN Before It’s Over!

For the last 35 years, BCMC has been the premier tradeshow for the structural building components industry. In eight short days, that tradition continues in Milwaukee Wisconsin.

Virginia Jobsite Inspectors Targeting 'Contractor' Employee Designations

The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry recently empowered its inspectors to determine the employment status of all workers on a jobsite.

OSHA Files Criminal Charges After Fall-Related Fatality

Cal/OSHA's criminal investigation into the December 2012 falling death of a 51-year-old carpenter in San Francisco resulted in manslaughter charges against the worker's employer and foreman. 

Increased Fatalities Highlight Need for Heightened Safety on the Jobsite

OSHA recently reported that preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries show that the rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was unchanged from 2013.