Engineering & Testing

As a reminder to all structural component manufacturers, SBCA has provided an engineered use guidance document for implementing the reduced Southern Pine lumber design values that went into effect on June 1, 2012.

SBCA believes SPIB and its Technical Committee should provide detailed information about the current design value process so that everyone affected is allowed to make the best possible decisions going forward.

SBCA represented lumber buying component manufacturers (CMs) at the July 18th and 19th SPIB Technical Committee meeting

Qualtim and SBCRI have conducted over $1.4 M in structural braced wall testing, and now share everything component manufacturers should know about OSB shear wall performance that only a select few really know.

 A high-wind safe room can protect families from the most intense tornadoes, says the International Code Council Foundation.

Pleasanton, Calif.-based Simpson Strong-Tie has introduced the new SDWF structural wood screw with TUW take-up washer.

The longest, single-space timber truss bridge in North America is currently under construction on the Chugach National Forest in Alaska.

Cross-laminated timber, or CLT, is among the latest in a long line of “engineered” wood products that are strong and rigid enough to replace steel and concrete as structural elements in bigger buildings.

Raised-heel trusses provide a simple, cost-effective way to meet stricter energy-efficiency codes.

SBCA has updated its engineered use guidance for implementing the reduced Southern Pine lumber design values that went into effect on June 1st.