Raw Materials

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).

According to the survey, U.S. manufacturers used more than 2.2 billion pounds of recycled glass in the production of residential, commercial, and industrial thermal and acoustical insulation.

Located on the site of the former “Rock ‘n Roll” McDonald’s, this new daylight-filled space was constructed of steel and cross-laminated timber, with extensive plantings outside, inside, and above the 19,000-square-foot structure.

Cold-formed steel (CFS) framing has a proven track record of providing cost-effective and sustainable benefits for mid-rise buildings, and offers significant cost benefits over competitive building materials when the total cost of construction is considered.

The growing number of developers seeking to cash out rather than risk losing money on building is fueling concerns that residential production will start to decline even as the Bay Area’s housing crisis worsens.

Component manufacturers (CMs), home builders and homeowners looking for best practices to ensure they have the most current mold facts and mold mitigation and remediation information can look to two new research reports created by SBCA.

OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative is focused on provide guidance to employers with regard to their responsibilities for protecting the health and safety of workers hired through staffing agencies.