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On January 3, 2013, SBCA hosted a meeting with APA to address overstated OSB design properties in the building code. Mr. Elias, who attended the meeting, responded with a letter where he discusses the concept of “standard factors” for “product equivalency.

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IntelliVIEW offers a rich set of tools. Understanding how and when to apply these tools are critical to gain design productivity. During this informative session, Alpine representatives will discuss best practice techniques and other tips and tricks. 

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  • Nucor Chairman, President and CEO John Ferriola touts the effects of President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs in an interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer.
  • Ferriola tells the "Mad Money" host that while "there should be no surprise" that the steelmaker had a strong quarter, its strength didn't rely solely on the tariffs.
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Katerra, a technology company, plans to open a new advanced manufacturing factory in Tracy, California. The facility will produce building components including wall panels, floor systems, roof truss assemblies, windows, cabinets and finishes

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MiTek USA’s Hardy Frame® brand now offers the CFS Moment Frame, the industry’s first cold-formed steel (CFS) moment frame.

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Thanks to advances in 3D printing, it’s possible to use additive manufacturing to print just about anything these days — houses included. But can you produce these houses in a way that results in energy-efficient properties, can be done at a low cost, and uses locally available resources? Because if you can’t, it’s going to remain all but impossible to utilize 3D printing to help solve the massive shortage of housing that exists, for a variety of reasons, around the world.

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House prices are soaring and, despite warnings from some analysts, most Americans believe they will continue to soar. 

A majority of U.S. adults (64%) continue to believe home prices in their local area will increase over the next year, a recent survey released by polling firm Gallup concluded. That’s up nine percentage points over the past two years and is the highest percentage since before the housing market crash and Great Recession in the mid-2000s.

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One quarter into SBCRI managing the TPI Third Party Quality Assurance (QA) Inspection Program has led to some interesting insights and opportunities for improvement.

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  • Lumber prices soared over sixty percent since early 2017 partly as a result of reduced lumber imports from Canada.
  • Demand for lumber is rising as the housing market continues on its slow recovery.
  • These factors are giving U.S. producers the confidence to expand despite some potential pitfalls.