Steel Industry Watches Lumber Design Value Issue Closely

Originally published by: SBCAJune 10, 2013

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In its June 5, 2013, Framework Online, the Steel Framing Alliance republished a recent SBCA article in SBC Industry News, “June 1 Implementation of New SP Design Values Imminent and Importance of the Effective Date

With a paragraph that begins, "There are a wide variety of groups that have addressed, and will continue to address, the imminent implementation of the new Southern Pine (SP) design values. June 1, 2013, marks the date the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB), (under the oversight of the American Lumber Standards Committee (ALSC)), has established for the revised SP “design” values to become effective," you can bet steel producers and suppliers are watching the issue of reliable lumber design values very closely.

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