Building Codes

Ox Engineered Products has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with DOW to manufacture, market, and sell STYROFOAM SIS Brand Structural Insulated Sheathing.

SPIB issued a technical release regarding their Technical Committee meeting in Pensacola, Florida on July 18 and 19. 

As a reminder to all structural component manufacturers, SBCA has provided an engineered use guidance document for implementing the reduced Southern Pine lumber design values that went into effect on June 1, 2012.

SBCA believes SPIB and its Technical Committee should provide detailed information about the current design value process so that everyone affected is allowed to make the best possible decisions going forward.

SBCA represented lumber buying component manufacturers (CMs) at the July 18th and 19th SPIB Technical Committee meeting

In North Carolina, one group of firefighters is leading the mandatory sprinkler charge by voluntarily installing them in Habitat for Humanity-built homes.

The ICC Board is directing the ICC membership to the American Wood Council website where the effect of changed SYP design values on the span tables contained in the IBC and IRC may be found.

The International Code Council (ICC) released deadlines for future code development.

The U.S. Department of Energy recently published a study that presents a comprehensive comparison of the 2006, 2009, and 2012 editions of the IECC.

Qualtim and SBCRI have conducted over $1.4 M in structural braced wall testing, and now share everything component manufacturers should know about OSB shear wall performance that only a select few really know.