Raw Materials

It’s safe to say that though the housing recovery may have 99 problems, rising wood products prices ain’t one.

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) continues to capture the attention of the building engineering community.

There are several different components of additive manufacturing, each of which must be developed and refined before the process can be successfully used in large-scale construction.

The Supreme Court recently handed down a decision that gives public-sector employees the choice to not pay dues to the union that represents them in contract negotiations.

When using steel, the savings made from reduced on-site labor and waste brings a greater cost-efficiency to the overall project. Here’s five projects from Melbourne, Australia, using SBS Group cold formed steel solutions to replace wood framed structures:

The internet doesn’t carry goods, only more and more orders for them. Self-driving trucks are a long way off. In the meantime, somebody has to haul freight and make deliveries.

The volume of steel used to manufacture cold-formed steel (CFS) framing products ticked up 3.7 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest Nonresidential Market Volume Report released by the Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA).

Interim Forest Service Chief Victoria Christiansen told Congress recently that the Forest Service expects its 2018 timber harvest will be the biggest in 20 years.

Lumber production rose 11.4% from February to 5,897.7 thousand cubic metres (2.5 billion board feet) of lumber in March. Production was 5.2% lower than in March 2017.

As lumber costs remain at historically high levels, lumber companies are investing those profits into strengthening their positions and increasing production capacity.