Call to Action Issued Through SBCA's 'Chapter Challenge'

Originally published by: BCMC BuildJuly 13, 2015

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This year, the BCMC Build project is working with Operation Finally Home to construct two mortgage-free homes for two wounded veterans and their families. While worthy and valuable in its own right, this endeavor is also seeking to accomplish something of great value for the entire structural building components (SBC) industry.

SBCA’s involvement in the construction of these two homes will allow the SBC industry to gather extensive, real-world data on the time, motion, labor and material differences between component and conventional framing. Just like the original Framing the American Dream (FAD) project conducted in 1996, this data will be used to create a series of marketing tools component manufacturers can use to expand the market share of their products. With the severe shortage of framing labor currently facing most builders, now is the perfect time to collect and share this data in the marketplace.

Since this project has the potential to benefit the entire industry, the BCMC Build Fundraising Committee has created a Chapter Fundraising Challenge as a call to action for SBCA members across the country.  The details of the challenge can be found here.  It is the committee’s sincere hope every SBCA Chapter will take up this challenge, and in the spirit of competition, strive to collectively give to this industry-changing project.

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