SBCA Issues In-Depth Analysis and Best Practices Roadmap for CM Members Re: SP Design Values

Originally published by: SBCAJanuary 30, 2012

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SBCA has created a CM Only Special Report to SBCA Component Manufacturer Members, which provides key background and related implementation assistance the SBCA Executive Committee believes is critically important for component manufacturers to fully understand and will be helpful as we all move through this transition together.

From SBCA's point of view, as stated previously, the changes contained in Supplement #9 can be implemented in the following ways:

  1. Everyone can use the current Southern Pine (SP) Design Values in designs at the present time per the ALSC January 11, 2012 ruling and theSPIB Supplement #9.
  2. On June 1, 2012 all load carrying member designs should utilize the new SP No. 2 Design Values for all structural end use applications.
  3. Each company should evaluate their use of Southern Pine No. 2 to think through their individual company’s transition to the new SP No. 2 Design Values between now and the June 1, 2012 effective date.

From this foundation, we sincerely encourage all SBCA CM Members to read what follows, which is an in-depth analysis of a series of next steps that all members should consider implementing that are intended to provide a best practices roadmap. 

Summary of Key Elements from the American Lumber Standards Committee (“ALSC”) Ruling dated January 11, 2012 (the “ALSC Ruling”).

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