Engineering & Testing

While there may be widely varying opinions in the marketplace, the building code is quite clear on the controlling authorities with respect to lumber design value implementation.

From SBCA's point of view, the changes contained in SPIB's Supplement #9 can be implemented in the ways outlined in the article.

This article answers the question: "What are the substitutes for truss designs that have used the existing 2x4 SP No. 2, when the new design values go into effect on June 1,2012?"

We sincerely encourage all SBCA CM Members to read this article on SPIB's Supplement #9, which contains an in-depth analysis of a series of next steps that all members should consider implementing that are intended to provide a best practices roadmap. 

 

ReWall Corporation is using polyethylene-coated cartons and cups, typically bound for landfills, to fabricate construction materials without water, glue or chemicals.

The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) Board of Governors has issued Supplement #9, effective June 1, 2012.   SBCA provides some perspectives on what these changes will mean for component manufacturers.

 

On the heels of ALSC's January 11 ruling on Southern Pine design values, western U.S. grading agencies are at work, continuing their sampling and testing plan that was approved by the ALSC in October. 

Earth Advantage Institute, a nonprofit green building resource, announced its annual prediction of 10 green building trends to watch in 2012.

The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) Board of Governors has issued Supplement #9, effective June 1, 2012.   SBCA provides some perspectives on what these changes will mean for component manufacturers.

A report that rates Mississippi far worse than other coastal states at mandating and enforcing building standards should be a wake-up call for policy makers.