New SP Design Values Q&A Released
Originally published by: SBCA and SFPA — January 31, 2012
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The recent approval of the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau’s (SPIB) new design values for visually graded Southern Pine lumber by the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) Board of Review, and the SPIB’s subsequent issuance of Supplement #9, has raised a number of questions for component manufacturers and other users of Southern Pine.
The Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) has worked with the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) to develop succinct answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding new design values and their implementation. This new collection of questions and answers can be viewed by clicking the link below, and can also be accessed at SBCA’s lumber web page: www.sbcindustry.com/lumber.php.
All component manufacturers are strongly encouraged to also read: SBCA Issues In-Depth Analysis and Best Practices Roadmap for CM Members Re: SP Design Values, which recommends and analyzes a series of next steps that all manufacturers should consider implementing that are intended to provide a best practices roadmap for the entire construction industry.
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