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At 577,000 square feet, Katerra’s Tracy factory is an advanced manufacturing facility with automated wood frame wall, floor, and roof truss lines, robotics-enabled cabinet, finish and window lines, and cold-formed steel production.

An architect named Tyler Stewart Rogers, argued that insulation was not the problem; indoor humidity was. He proposed a two-part solution: vapor barriers and attic ventilation.

Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, the leading mass timber manufacturer in North America, announced it will expand its operations into the United States, with a plant in Conway, Ark., set to open in mid-2021.

Builders FirstSource, Inc. announced it has purchased the assets of Raney Components, LLC and Raney Construction, Inc., located in Groveland, Florida.

The American Lumber Standard Committee, Incorporated (ALSC) has approved definition changes to the terms “design values” and “grade.” These are important for component manufacturers, and all users of structural softwood lumber, to know.

SBCA participated in the Industrialized Wood-Based Construction Conference (IWBC) held in Boston November 4th-6th. 

The Foam Sheathing Committee (FSC) technical staff worked with the Brick Industry Association to prepare an International Residential Code (IRC) code change to address the attachment of brick veneers through up to four (4) inches of foam plastic insulating sheathing (FPIS).

Raymond James analysts assert that about two billion bf of annual lumber production has been curtailed by mills in British Columbia, due to the beetles, tariffs and mill closures.