The mission of Structural Building Components Magazine (SBC) is to increase the knowledge of and to promote the common interests of those engaged in manufacturing and distributing structural building components. Further, SBC strives to ensure growth, continuity and increased professionalism in our industry, and to be the information conduit by staying abreast of leading-edge issues. SBC’s editorial focus is geared toward the entire structural building component industry, which includes the membership of the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA).
The exclusive focus of SBC Magazine’s editorial content is on the products and issues of importance to manufacturers and distributors of structural building components. SBC’s scope includes information on regulatory action; handing, installing and bracing of products on the jobsite; building component research and testing; technical and design issues, building code news; economic forecasts; legislative issues; human interest; safety; and risk management best practices. Article submissions should relate to the following products: wood and steel roof and floor trusses, wall components and engineered wood products.
The SBC Magazine editorial staff strives to maintain the magazine’s journalistic integrity. Because we want to provide objective industry news to our readers, SBC will not publish advertorial content. This includes industry news that promotes a product, individual or company more than it provides information to the industry at large, or any submission that resembles editorial copy but is, in essence, advertising.
2013 Editorial Calendar
|Issue||Editorial Focus||Articles Due|
|Jan/Feb||• Risk Management & Safety||11/8/12|
|March||• Handling, Installing & Bracing (BCSI)||1/9/13|
|April||• Manufacturing Issues
• Raw Materials
• Quality Control
|June/July||• Legal & Legislative Issues||4/10/13|
|August||• Advanced Framing||6/5/13|
|Sept/Oct||• BCMC Show Guide
• Industry History
|November||• Personnel & Training||9/4/13|
|December||• Implementing BCMC||10/9/13|
Article Submission Guidelines
Feature articles submitted to SBC Magazine should range from 800-1500 words. Articles should include visual aids such as graphs, pictures, figures or other pictorial representations of the text. We prefer electronically submitted articles in a PC-compatible format such as MS Word or PDF.
Please send articles to the Managing Editor. See above for editorial calendar and deadlines.
While we accept submissions from anyone who works with or has knowledge of structural building components, here are some specific areas to consider. Please note that any submissions become property of SBC Magazine.
Turn to the inside back cover of SBC and you’ll see a section we call Parting Shots. Send us your industry-related photos, and we’ll consider them for print. Examples include interesting design projects, correct (or incorrect) jobsite practices, SBCA Chapter events and old photos that demonstrate historical industry events. All photo submissions are subject to art department review.
For SBC Advertisers/Industry Suppliers
SBC advertisers’ support of the industry helps us reach our goal of educating readers. Another way advertisers and other industry suppliers can educate readers is by submitting content that fits the guidelines of our Advertorial Policy. Suppliers are encouraged to submit articles for consideration or contact SBC staff with an article idea. Preference may be given to SBC Advertisers in terms of space reservation. Contact staff if you have an idea or questions.
Professional engineers seeking continuing education units are encouraged to submit articles for publication. Articles should be technical in nature and address engineering topics that relate to the design, manufacture, or installation of structural building components. If published, send your state’s CEU criteria to SBC staff and we’ll provide the necessary documentation to redeem your credits.
Policies for Republishing Article & Documents
REPUBLISHING SBCA COPYRIGHTED DOCUMENTS WITHOUT SBCA COMPENSATION: If any material from SBC's articles is copied for use for purely promotional and educational purposes and not for resale, then SBCA will provide permission for all of the specified article(s) provided SBC is given credit as source of the document and a link to our website is given as www.sbcmag.info.
REPUBLISHING SBCA COPYRIGHTED DOCUMENTS WITH SBCA COMPENSATION: If any material from our articles is copied and then used within another document for the purpose of generating income for another association or corporation, then SBCA, with the approval of the SBCA Executive Committee, will (1) sell the article and all of it can be included in the new publication in its original form; (2) will grant permission to copy and republish all or portions of the article with SBCA receiving a royalty for the sale of each new document published. The royalty will be agreed upon by SBCA and the party requesting permission.
For copyright requests, please contact SBC staff.