December 2, 2009
- Revised Anchor Bolt Requirements Discussed At iCC Hearings
  Beginning with the 2005 edition of the Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, also known as ACI 318, significant changes for design of anchors to concrete foundations were introduced for light frame construction. More
- Preliminary Steel Imports Increase 29% In October
  WASHINGTON – Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported last Wednesday that the U.S. imported a total of 1,560,000 net tons (NT) of steel in October 2009, including 1,177,000 NT of finished steel (up 29% and 15%, respectively, vs. September final data). This was the highest monthly total import figure since February. More
- October Sales Gains Lift Hopes For Housing Market
  WASHINGTON – First-time buyers seized on a tax credit, combined with low mortgage rates and falling prices, to boost home sales in October to their highest level in 2 1/2 years. More
- Ahead Of The Bell: Steel Sector Boosted At Goldman
  HARTFORD, Conn. – The steel industry is poised to exit the recession as markets improve, prices rise and other factors benefit steel manufacturers, an analyst said as he upgraded the sector Monday. More
- Gerdau CEO Rules Out '09 Steel Price Hikes
  SAO PAULO – Brazil's Gerdau, the world's second largest producer of long steel, will keep domestic prices unchanged this year to avoid scuttling a nascent recovery in orders, Chief Executive Officer Andre Gerdau Johannpeter said on Nov. 26. More
- Apartment Market Conditions Improving, Bid-Ask Spread Narrowing
  WASHINGTON, DC – The apartment market is showing signs of improvement, according to the National Multi Housing Council’s latest Quarterly Survey of Apartment Market Conditions. More
- ICC Releases Schedule For Final Action Hearings
  The International Code Council has released its groupings and schedule for final action hearings leading to the new 2012 building, residential, energy and other codes. More



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December 3, 2009
Challenges in Load Bearing Systems Using Cold-Formed Steel Framing
Atlanta, GA More


January 19-22, 2010
International Builders' Show
Las Vegas, NV More


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



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