In the South, timber prices haven’t stopped sliding. Adjusted for inflation, the price of Southern pine is down about 45% since 2007, according to Daowei Zhang, an Auburn University professor of forest economics.
Every year since 1960, when Congress and President John F. Kennedy designated every third week in October as National Forest Product Week, Americans recognize the economic value and numerous products and recreational benefits that stem from the forests in the U.S.
BuildSteel recently had the opportunity to talk with Elledge about his experience with the First Baptist Church project, which marked the first time he worked on buildings using pre-engineered cold-formed steel (CFS) trusses in place of pre-engineered wood trusses for sloped and shingled roofs.
Canada will still be able to bring trade actions against the United States over countervailing and anti-dumping duties under a new trade agreement, a move that could help bring the two countries together and negotiate a new Softwood Lumber Agreement.
Although oriented strand board (OSB) has a commanding 75% market share in sheathing for new home construction compared to plywood’s 25%, it’s a much more competitive race in subflooring. Here are some reasons why some builders prefer OSB for subflooring jobs.
Framers, home builders, and homeowners looking for best practices to ensure they have the most current mold facts as well as mold mitigation and remediation information can now look to two new research reports created by the Structural Building Component Association (SBCA).