Legislative

Yesterday (January 30, 2013), the American Lumber Standards Committee (ALSC) Board of Review heard testimony regarding the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau’s (SPIB) recommended design value changes to all sizes of Southern Yellow Pine (SYP).

The USDA's Forest Products Laboratory has informed ALSC that it has completed its review of western grading agencies' monitoring data of Douglas Fir/Western Larch

There are three payroll tax increases that employers should be aware of and implement for all payroll transactions in 2013.

BMC Building Materials and Construction Services has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with seven serious safety violations.

This page contains Wells Fargo reports for the week of January 7 - January 13, 2013.

With the recent increase in immigration enforcement, significant penalties, and the potential for bad press, employers are well advised to create an immigration compliance program.

In 2012, the majority of standards that OSHA identified as the most frequently cited are directly applicable to the construction and residential home building industries. 

In preparation for the ALSC Board of Review meeting on January 30, 2013, the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) has submitted a draft of its proposed Supplement 13.

At ALSC's January 30 meeting, SBCA will be advocating for a transition period in line with the precedent ALSC established when approving SYP design value changes in January 2012.

Given the structural component industry’s reliance on design values, the SBCA Executive Committee has created and approved a draft policy for consideration by the SBCA Board of Directors.