SBCA Publishes Southern Pine Q&A

Originally published by: SBCANovember 22, 2011

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The Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) has published a Southern Pine Q&A for component manufacturers on its lumber web page here: This Q&A provides answers to the following questions:

  • Given that there are potential SP lumber design value reductions coming as soon as early January 2012, what if anything should I do differently with respect to my lumber purchases?
  • Are there any additional actions I should take at the present time regarding contracting and designing with respect to SP lumber?
  • Are there any life safety concerns with respect to designing with current SP lumber as suggested?
  • Can I do anything else to provide even greater assurance with respect to providing lumber that can be safely used with current SP span tables and engineered designs?

The full document can also be viewed by clicking the pdf link below.


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