October 7, 2009
- Steel Framing Leads the Way to Hurricane Recovery with High Performance Affordable Homes
  Rebuilding efforts after the hurricanes of 2005 have been slow and often frustrating. However, one of the largest efforts in Texas to rebuild thousands of homes is now underway – and steel framing is playing a major role in the effort. More
- Senate's New Climate-Change Bill Judged 'Flawed' By Steel
  A climate-change bill that mandates a 20-percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020 and would raise costs for aluminum and steel producers is under fire from the steel industry. More
- Engineers Design Self-righting Buildings That Survive Earthquake Test In Style
  A new earthquake-resistant structural system for buildings, just successfully tested in Japan, will not only help a multi-story building hold itself together during a violent earthquake, but also return it to standing up straight on its foundation afterward, true and plumb, with damage confined to a few easily replaceable parts. More
- Apartment Know-How in NoHo?
  About two years ago, the owner of the Gallery at NoHo Commons was close to selling the apartment complex in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles for more than $140 million, a person familiar with the matter said. More
- Credit Crunch Constrains International Home Buyers in U.S. Market
  WASHINGTON – Interest in U.S. real estate by international buyers declined due to the worldwide recession and severe credit crunch, according to the 2009 National Association of Realtors® Profile of International Home Buying Activity. More
- Existing-Home Sales Ease Following Four Monthly Gains
  WASHINGTON – Existing-home sales in August gave back some of their strong gain in July but remain above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More
- Group studies ways to expand lumber markets
  Ying Hei Chui says the forestry industry needs to start working against the grain. Chui said the Canadian lumber industry must broaden its focus and cater to more customers than Americans looking to build low-rise buildings. More



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October 6-8, 2009
METALCON International
Tampa, FL More


October 11-13, 2009
USGBC Greenbuild Conference
Phoenix, AZ


October 17-20, 2009
AISC COS Meetings
Chicago, IL


October 27,28,29, 2009
21st Short Course on Cold-Formed Steel Structures
St. Louis, MO More


November 4-5, 2009
Steel Doing It Right Seminar
San Francisco, CA More


September 20-22, 2010
Steel Structures 2010 Culture & Sustainability International
Istanbul, Turkey More



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