June 3, 2009
- Steel’s Advantages as a Framing Material Advanced Through California Forum
  Education and collaboration were the central tenets of the California Steel Framing Forum in Anaheim, CA last month, as architects, engineers, contractors, building code officials and manufacturer representatives gathered for seminars and discussions on the key issues affecting steel framing. More
- Call for papers for 2010 Culture & Sustainability
  A call for papers is now underway for the 2010 International Symposium on Steel Structures to be held in Istanbul, Turkey on September 20-22, 2010. All abstracts need to be submitted before November 9, 2009. More
- April 2009 Construction at $968.7 Billion Annual Rate
  The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced on Monday June 1st that construction spending during April 2009 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $968.7 billion, 0.8 percent above the revised March estimate of $961.3 billion. The April figure is 10.7 percent below the April 2008 estimate of $1,085.2 billion. More
- House Energy Bill Would Create National Building code
  By a 33 to 25 vote, the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week approved legislation that would limit greenhouse-gas emissions and create a national building code that completely supplants the national model code development process. More
- Existing-Home Sales Rise in April
  WASHINGTON – Existing-home sales rose in April with strong buyer activity in lower price ranges, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More
- Multifamily Builder Confidence Up From Record Lows
  Recent hints of optimism in the housing industry appear to have spread to the multifamily sector, according to the first quarter of 2009 results of the Multifamily Rental Market Index (MRMI) and the Multifamily Condo Market Index (MCMI), released last week by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). More
- As Automakers Go, So Do Steel Mills
  Marc Barragan said steelworkers in Michigan often feel overlooked when it comes to the impact the automotive industry is having on the state's economy and related industries. More
- Steel Imports Decline 21% In April: But Import Market Share In 2009 At 30%
  WASHINGTON – Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that the U.S. imported a total of 1,214,000 net tons (NT) of steel in April 2009, including 1,107 ,000 NT of finished steel (down 21% and 25%, respectively, vs. March final data). More
- Recovery Act’s Homebuyer Tax Credit Could Help Thousands of First-Time Homebuyers, FHA plan will stimulate new home sales and help stabilize housing market
  WASHINGTON - Speaking to the National Association of Home Builders Spring Board of Directors Meeting, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will allow homebuyers to apply the Obama Administration's new $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit toward the purchase costs of a FHA-insured home. Donovan said that today's action will help stabilize the nation's housing market by stimulating home sales across the country. More



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Steel Structures 2010 Culture & Sustainability International
Istanbul, Turkey More



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