Housing & Construction

Harvard researchers contend in a new book that builders were more focused on growing their companies from 1999 to 2004 than improving their products and operating procedures.

To most builders, roof truss connectors are a mere side-note of construction. In truth, it’s one of the most important elements of a building.

A Youtube video featuring an unique truss design.

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) says that 10 years ago there were 286 buildings in the world over 200 meters tall; now there are 634. 

PIMA has released a new technical bulletin which outlines best building practices when using polyiso insulation in a continuous insulation system for commercial walls.

This week, SBCA sent a letter to ALSC requesting they provide a clear appeal procedure in writing by the end of the week, to which SPIB issued a response letter.  In addition, AFP shared with its customers its letter succinctly outlining why ALSC should postpone ruling on SPIB's recommendations.

Due to the additional resources used for the unexpected Southern Pine lumber issue, SBCA has started a legal and technical fund to help offset the costs.

The results of a working session of Southern Pine lumber producers, component manufacturers, builders, lumber dealers and technical experts regarding proposed design values for visually graded Southern Pine lumber are now available in a  report. 

Volatile markets have become the norm for all type of businesses. For forest products, the result has been an ebb and flow of supply and demand worldwide. Add a giant — China — to the mix, and the results have been extraordinary.

After four long years, Widman's Market Barometer foresees some positive news for forest products in the coming year. This includes excerpts from their 2012 Outlook.