Engineering & Testing

The following article provides a summary of what was learned through the ASTM E119 floor assembly fire testing SBCA conducted in March 2016.

This article summarizes correspondence between APA and SBCA, and how the code's treatment of OSB creates an artificial structural performance expectation, and therefore a competitive advantage, against competing products.

 This article summarizes the mission and goals of the SBCA-SBCRI Investigative Report Series reports.

AWC and NAHB created a competitive advantage for 2X10s though the building code development process.

This article provides information on fire performance equivalency issues and how it pertains to 2x10s and other floor assemblies subjected to ASTM E119 fire testing.

Over the past several months, DrJ Engineering has set a strong foundation of product certification and professional engineering support for our customers. 

This article revisits a summary of how AWC and NAHB created a competitive advantage for 2X10s though the building code development process.

IRC code-compliant math establishes as law a significant competitive advantage for OSB.

SBCA believes it is important for professionals in the building design and construction industry to have a transparent understanding of the properties of the materials they use to construct buildings.

The Truss Plate Institute (TPI) announced today the opening of a second Public Review & Comment period for the draft BSR/TPI 3-201X, Design of Bracing for Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses