Industry News

Compliance with various energy code provisions may become more difficult in the short-term due to an unexpected expandable polystyrene (EPS) supply squeeze on the horizon.

A key steel trade association cut its forecast for global steel demand this year on concerns that recovery in steel use could stall in the European Union and Japan and China could show slower growth than a year ago.

On April 27, 2012, ALSC issued a memorandum containing a summary of a legal analysis of its procedures regarding evaluation of design values and other related matters. 

The ALSC Board of Review met on April 18, 2012, and appear to be in support of a proposed MSU study of regional variation in Southern Pine lumber properties. They also affirmed that SPIB's recommendations for design value changes will remain on the approval track.

BCMC is proud to announce its first 2012 sponsor: the Truss Plate Institute (TPI).  TPI will once again supply the badge lanyards for the show.

Homebuilders called on Congress to simplify the tax code as part of a comprehensive tax reform effort in order to help small businesses to continue serve as an engine of economic growth.

Over the past five years, we have witnessed the coming apart of what appeared to be a symbiotic link between finance and housing, followed by the seeming disconnect of lower interest rates.

As local media sees signs of life in apartments, stories begin circulate about new projects and ultimately, about supply coming online. And in some places, oversupply concerns are already starting to circulate.

A North Carolina Business Court Judge has ruled in favor of Stock Building Supply in a long-running case involving one of its window and door installers.