May 6, 2009
- Steel Framing: Where we’ve been and where we’re growing.
  When you’re finished changing, you’re finished – Benjamin Franklin
More famous as a statesman and inventor, Benjamin Franklin also offered great words of wisdom applicable to our lives and businesses today. Following Franklin’s advice in the quote above, one goal of the SFA is to continually find out what needs to be changed and then to change it for the benefit of the cold formed framing industry. More
- Noted Economist and Public Policy Expert Peter Navarro Headlines Steel Framing Conference, May 21 in Anaheim, Calif.
  Peter Navarro, noted economist and public policy commentator, will be the headline speaker at the Keynote Dinner for the 2009 California Steel Framing Forum and CFSEI National Annual Conference on May 20 – 21 in Anaheim, Calif. Navarro’s keynote presentation is designed to help attendees become their own business cycle forecasters, capable of protecting their financial resources from the ups and downs of the business cycle and related stock market cycle. More
- Home Builder Confidence Posts Biggest Gain In Five Years
  Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose five points in April to the highest level since October 2008, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). More
- Code Council to Initiate Green Code Development Project
  The International Code Council announces its intent to initiate a “Green Building Code Development Project” targeted at the commercial market. The objective of this new project is to develop a Green Building Code for traditional and high-performance buildings that is consistent and coordinated with the ICC family of Codes and Standards. More
- Construction Industry Accounts For Less Than One Percent Of Annual Green House Gas Emissions According To New Analysis
  The construction industry accounts for less than one percent of all U.S. green house gas emissions according to a new analysis of federal environmental data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Associated General Contractors of America found that all equipment used by the construction industry contributed less than 0.95 percent of all U.S. manmade greenhouse gas emissions in 2007. More
- EPA Previews Carbon Caps' Impact
  WASHINGTON – A proposal in Congress to cut U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions by putting a price on carbon could raise prices for electricity by 22% and natural gas by 17% in 2030, according to a study by the Environmental Protection Agency. More
- Moderate House Democrats Lay Out Concerns With Draft Climate Bill
  House Democrats pushing a major energy and global warming bill have work to do before winning over some fellow party members. More
- AK Steel CEO Says 2009 Iron Ore Price Could Halve
  NEW YORK – The price of iron ore, a key raw material for steel production, could be cut by more than half this year because of low demand caused by the global economic downturn, the chief executive of a major U.S. steelmaker said on Tuesday. More
- EPA Proposes Mercury Cutbacks At Cement Plants
  TRAVERSE CITY, Mich – The Obama administration proposed sharp reductions Apr. 21 in airborne pollution from America's 99 cement plants, including first-ever limits on mercury from older kilns. More



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May 7, 2009
Fire & Acoustic Ratings with Cold-Formed Steel Construction
Atlanta, GA More


May 8-10, 2009
National Green Building Conference - The Green of Green Dallas, TX More


May 20-21, 2009
California Steel Framing Forum and 2009 CFSEI Annual Conference Anaheim, CA More


June 1, 2009
Cold-Formed Steel Shear Wall Assemblies
Orlando, FL





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