Industry Announcements

The NFC welcomed 70 guests at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting on November 3 in Baltimore, MD. 

NCSEA and SBCA collaborated on S268-16 which is a proposal to modify ANSI/TPI 1-2014 (TPI 1) language as referenced in the 2018 International Building Code. 

The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) has long been concerned about the lack of permanent diagonal bracing installed in roof systems. 

SBCA believes it is common sense for the building code to include a definition of lumber design values. We urge you to use your governmental member vote to support the IRC code change proposal G6-16.

Builders FirstSource, Inc., reported ithat in the third quarter ending September 30, 2016, net  sales had increased 3.1%, boosting income to $69.2 million.

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) Board of Directors elected its 2017 slate of officers during its recent Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia.  

The top ten most read SBC Industry News headlines for the third quarter focused primarily on business growth and the performance of structural building components.

Carl Staton Douthit, the first president of the Wood Truss Council of America passed away at the age of 79 on October 18, 2016 in Canton. 

The NFC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting will be held in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday, November 3 at the M and T Bank Stadium. Attendees will begin afternoon activities with a tour of the Sparrows Point facility hosted by the NFC Gold Sponsor DAP Products Inc.