Painting of the southern living idea home

A Southern Home for Southern Living

The collaboration between Apex and True House ensured this home was built right and on schedule. The 2019 Southern Living Idea Home started construction in December and plans on welcoming over 20,000 visitors once it is completed in May.

Industry News

  • This spring, Shelter Systems Limited of Westminster, Maryland, unveiled a new 360⁰ virtual reality (VR) plant tour. Jason Hikel, Shelter’s Systems IT Director, is excited about the ways they can use the video to promote their company.

  • “I’ve come to fall in love with floor trusses,” Tim Carter wrote in his March 31 newsletter. Tim expands on this statement explaining the many holes and friction points that any solid wood or I-joist would have to get to install the same radiant floor system.

  • In this short video, Fritz Wolff, chairman and CEO at Katerra, shares the history of the organization, along with the opportunity to address the challenges in front of housing.

  • Here are the top ten most-read SBC Industry News headlines of the first quarter of 2019. The topics vary widely, but two deal with the new sheathing product from LP and two others highlight the work Tim Carter of ‘Ask the Builder’ is doing to promote the benefits of structural components.

Scope of work diagram

Scope of Work

A Chart is Worth a
Thousand Words

New SBCA project aims to
illustrate everyone's scope of work.


Group of students standing outside near trusses on a plant tour

Workforce Development

Giving Tours
to Students

CMs share their perspectives on why giving
tours to students is "the right thing to do."


Group of employees dressed up as tourists

Remote Designers

Get the Whole
Gang Together!

Plan face-to-face events and capitalize on
special occasions to bring your team together.