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. 


The GAO  reported that the Appraisal Subcommittee, which oversees the appraiser regulatory programs established by the states, needs to improve its monitoring procedures.

By an overwhelming margin, American voters of every political stripe strongly value homeownership.

Each year, OSHA compiles an annual list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards across all industries. 

The president's efforts to revive the housing market have largely failed. But is that entirely Obama's fault?

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.

The Fed drew fire from conservatives for its recent policy proposals on the downtrodden housing sector that the critics argued represented an overreach by the central bank.

This article explores the emergence of housing as an election season hot-button, citing new surveys by Realtor.com, HouseLogic, Yahoo Real Estate, and Trulia

By an overwhelming margin, American voters strongly value homeownership and would oppose efforts to weaken or eliminate the mortgage interest deduction.