Industry News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that 25 percent of all single-family homes built in the United States in 2010 earned the EPA’s prestigious Energy Star certification.

The financial markets took Thursday’s U.S. data as a sign of economic strength. But let’s get real. The reports only suggest that the summer’s recession fears were overdone.

OSHA Administrator, Dr. Michaels, recently sent a memo to his agency's Regional Administrators that outlines new compliance assistance for home builders

Building materials and construction services supplier, BMC, returns to its core competency.

Here are three residential design documents you might find helpful: All About Trusses, Machine Stress Rated Lumber Span Tables,  and Steel Beam Span Tables.

Here are a few highlights from BCMC 2011, along with a link to the BCMC Build video everyone is talking about.

BCMC education sessions are known for sparking valuable discussions of key industry issues. Now you can continue those discussions with SBC’s new ShopTalk forum.


Jess Lohse, President of Rocky Mountain Truss Co. in Havre MT, kept a daily blog of his experiences at the BCMC show last week in Indianapolis, IN.

Sales of newly built, single-family homes declined 2.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 295,000 units in August.