SBCA recommends that all component manufacturers consider customizing and sending out SBCA’s template letter to all customers, potential customer, specifiers and building officials, disseminating it through every communication channel you can.
The International Code Council (ICC) has issued a response SBCA’s May 10th letter, indicating it was taking essentially a “hands off” position with respect to implementation of lumber design value changes.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dalton vetoed a measure (Senate File 1717) that would have prevented the adoption of building code provisions requiring the installation of sprinkler systems in new and existing single-family homes.
The Senate on April 24 rejected a resolution (S. J. Res. 36) that would have blocked a new federal rule put forth by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to accelerate the union representation process.
The ALSC Board of Review met on April 18, 2012, and appear to be in support of a proposed MSU study of regional variation in Southern Pine lumber properties. They also affirmed that SPIB's recommendations for design value changes will remain on the approval track.