Industry News

JW Architects was founded in a garage in 2009 and then moved into two offices in a historic building in Columbia City. In 2014, we had the opportunity to design their new high-performance-energy office space.

BASF Corporation is providing a #HurricaneStrong Resilient Roof Upgrade to one lucky family that includes a closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation application. T

Millennials are the largest living generation, however, according to Freddie Mac’s March Insight report, they are falling short of dominating the housing market.

Believe it or not, officials in Louisiana and Florida, states that can have high wind loading and flooding causing buoyancy, are trying to scale back their states’ building codes in an effort to decrease the regulatory burden and help drive down home costs.

Below are the top ten most read articles in SBC Industry News for Q1 2018.  Lumber costs and cutting-edge approaches to component manufacturing drew the greatest attention.

Editor’s Note: SBCA has created a topical library webpage on Construction Fires that provides best practices for reducing the risk for fires during the construction phase of a building. For more background on the Denver building fire referenced below, read “Construction Fire in Denver Starts Blame Game.”

Steel has an obvious advantage in that its core ingredients are fire resistant. So, that begs the question that shouldn’t more steel structures be speced and built?

A newly released study by ForestEdge and Wood Resources International forecasts that US softwood lumber demand will grow at an annual rate of 2.3% through 2030, which will be higher than the reports projection of real GDP.