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November 4, 2009
TOP STORY
- LCA And The Cold-Formed Steel Industry
  Just what is LCA, or Life Cycle Assessment? What does it mean for members of the steel framing industry? How can I be prepared to address it when or if I need to? These are just a few of the questions the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) hears from members of the industry. To understand these questions, it is important to understand some background on LCA and especially what LCA is and what it isn’t. More
   
MARKETPLACE
- September Construction Spending Rises Slightly Over Initial Estimates
  The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during September 2009 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $940.3 billion, 0.8 percent (±1.8%)* above the revised August estimate of $933.0 billion. The September figure is 13.0 percent (±1.9%) below the September 2008 estimate of $1,081.2 billion. More
   
- Steel Industry To Promote Sustainability Benefits Of Steel At USGBC Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
  WASHINGTON – AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) will represent steel as the “green” construction choice at the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Greenbuild International Conference and Expo on November 11-13, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. More
   
- Big Rebound in Existing-Home Sales Shows First-Time Buyer Momentum
  WASHINGTON – Existing-home sales bounced back strongly in September with first-time buyers driving much of the activity, marking five gains in the past six months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More
   
- U.S. Stops Short of Faulting Drywall
  WASHINGTON – Federal product-safety regulators said Thursday that their sampling of Chinese drywall emits higher concentrations of sulfur gases and strontium than U.S.-made product, but found no evidence so far that the emissions were to blame for health problems and metal corrosion reported by at least 1,900 U.S. homeowners. More
   
- Has The Real Estate Market Bottomed?
  Some local markets have seen the bottom, while others still have a ways to go. Minneapolis housing prices are up. More
   
- Vote on Extending Homebuyer Credit Delayed Over TARP
  The U.S. Senate won’t vote until next week at the earliest on proposals to extend both an $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers and unemployment benefits for the nation’s jobless. The administration endorses an extension. More
   
- New Home Sales Fall a Surprising 3.6 percent
  WASHINGTON – The number of buyers snapping up new homes dipped unexpectedly last month as the effects of a temporary tax credit for first-time owners started to wear off. More
   
   

 

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NEW MEMBERS
- 4D Engineers
Pleasant Grove, UT
- CEC Inc.
Warren, NJ
- Cromwell A/E
Little Rock, AR
- Greig J. Rutherford Architect
Oxford, OH
- Hard Drywall
Denton, TX
- KPFF Consulting Engineers
St. Louis, MO
- Motley Structural Design
Sumter, SC
- O'Donnell & Naccarato
Phildelphia, PA
- Ratsch Eng. Company, Ltd.
Neillsville, WI
- Smith Construction Mgt
Phoenix, AZ
- Structural Consulting Grp.
Alpharetta, GA
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

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

 
 
November 11, 2009
Shear Wall Design Webcast
12 Noon (EST) More
 
 
November 12, 2009
CFS Wall Panel Forum
Orlando, FL More
 
 
January 19-22, 2010
International Builders' Show
Las Vegas,NV More
 
 

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

 
 
 


 
 


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