Raw Materials

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.

The American Wood Council (AWC) and APA know very well that in the International Residential Code (IRC) resistance to lateral loads is hard to quantify exactly.

Some 1,600 workers at 13 northern B.C. sawmills will be in a strike position by Saturday morning - but won't necessarily take to the picket lines at that time.

The top ten most read SBC Industry News Headlines of Q3 2018 are below:

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. 

On September 18, 2018, EPA issued a proposed rule Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revisions to the Refrigerant Management Program’s Extension to Substitutes.

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).