Press Releases

This year at the 2020 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, TYPAR® will display its full line of housewrap products highlighted by the latest addition to the TYPAR® Weather Protection System—TYPAR® Drainable Wrap™. 

SBCA’s Emerging Leaders Committee welcomed two new members as it closed out 2019, bringing the group to 25 members.

Forest products and building materials buying group LMC announced that Senior Vice President Andy Toombs will retire from the company, effective April 30.

Builders FirstSource, Inc. announced that Chad Crow, its CEO, has decided to retire after 20 years of service with the company.

Universal Forest Products, Inc. announced it has completed the reorganization of its operations and is now operating as UFP Industries, a change announced in August 2019.

UL recently tested and promulgated a listing for an exterior wall system (EWS) containing pressure-impregnated fire-retardant-treated wood (FRTW), which makes the plan approval process for Type I, II, and III construction quicker and easier for architects.

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has launched a complete line of structural epoxy products designed for a variety of concrete crack repair jobs.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a final determination of energy savings for the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), affirming that the updated code will increase energy efficiency in residential buildings.

Energy efficiency is a diverse and immensely powerful toolkit that has saved hundreds of billions of dollars in energy costs while preventing sharp increases in greenhouse gas emissions, but progress is now at risk of stalling, a report finds.

At 577,000 square feet, Katerra’s Tracy factory is an advanced manufacturing facility with automated wood frame wall, floor, and roof truss lines, robotics-enabled cabinet, finish and window lines, and cold-formed steel production.

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