Industry News

According to a report from Fitch Ratings, after years of economic turmoil, US homebuilders should see modest gains with a stable outlook in 2012.

An example of how one homebuilder in the Pacific Northwest markets themselves as a green building solution.

SBCA has tried to foster a positive outcome to the Southern Pine Lumber (SP) design value issue. However, based on the letter issued by the SPIB this week, it appears SPIB is unwilling to consider any alternate approach to the one they took.

A final rule specifically prohibiting commercial truck drivers from using hand-held cell phones while operating their vehicles has been enacted by the FMCSA. SBCA has drafted a template mobile phone use policy for manufacturers to use.

The southern pine situation illustrates what many builders and designers already know: Cold-formed steel framing is not just more stable, durable, strong and uniform than wood framing.

Canfor Corporation has decided to close its historic Rustad Sawmill in Prince George, British Columbia and Tackama Mill in Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.

One of North America’s largest exporter of logs warns that a timber supply “shock” is fast approaching that will lead to significantly higher prices for logs and lumber as early as 2014.

Canada's uneasy forestry truce with the United States appears to be headed for a two-year extension that should keep the sniping at a low level into 2015.

Last month, the Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program commemorated its milestone of 1 million acres protected, at a cost of about $100 million, since its initiation in 2003.