Homebuilders called on Congress to simplify the tax code as part of a comprehensive tax reform effort in order to help small businesses to continue serve as an engine of economic growth.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. ruled on April 17, that the NLRB is barred from requiring employers to post an Employee Rights notice while litigation challenging the rule is pending.

An engineer’s perspective on the Softwood Lumber Design Value reduction, and what CMs can learn from an engineer’s memo.

While economic conditions nationwide appear to be firming up, growth has clearly slowed in the greater Washington, D.C., area, as uncertainty about the federal budget and the outcome of the 2012 elections has stymied hiring in government and the private sector. 

As the U.S. economy continues to gain momentum, attention has shifted among policymakers toward reducing deficits in the public sector.

On April 3, ALSC sent a letter to SBCA in response to a March 31 letter requesting further information on lumber design value testing currently being conducted on North American softwood lumber species.

Legislation under consideration (HB 2358) in Hawaii would weaken the state’s building code regime by removing key representatives from the Building Code Council.

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to pass a bill to boost small business growth, known as the JOBS Act, which had previously been passed by the Senate.

Kansas House members face a decision on debating proposals for cracking down on illegal immigration.

SBCA has created a complete 2x4 through 2x12 Southern Pine lumber blind substitution chart for component manufacturers to use in preparation for the September 1, 2012 deadline.