February 3, 2010
- SFA Board Of Directors Approves Restructuring To Improve Operations
  Throughout 2009, the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) Board of Directors studied ways to improve the SFA’s operations to address a rapidly changing environment.  More
- Home Builders Expect Construction Recovery
  LAS VEGAS—Housing construction is expected to rebound this year from the severely depressed 2009 level, but the market remains fragile as foreclosures continue to rise. More
- ASHRAE Releases Standard 189.1
  WATLANTA—A new standard for the design of high-performance green buildings is set to revolutionize the building industry. More
- AISI Publishes Supplement No. 1 To AISI S100, The North American Specification
  WASHINGTON, D.C.   – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announced today that Supplement No. 1 to AISI S100, the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, 2007 Edition has been published and is available free of charge on AISI’s Web site at More
- California Adopts Green Building Codes
  Among other regulations kicking in next January: Every new building in California will have to recycle 50 percent of its construction waste. More
- Apartments Will Be In Short Supply In Coming Years According To Building Industry Leaders
  A severe shortage of apartments is likely to result from the anemic pace of multifamily rental property construction, according to industry experts speaking at a press conference today at the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders’ Show® in Las Vegas. More
- World Crude Steel Output Decreases By 8.0% In 2009
  Brussels– World crude steel production reached 1,220 million metric tons for the year of 2009. This is a decrease of 8.0% compared to 2008. More
- U.S. Architecture Index Up Slightly In December
  NEW YORK - A leading indicator of U.S. nonresidential construction spending rose slightly in December, but remains at a depressed level as limited credit continues to hamper building plans, an architects' trade group said on Wednesday. More
- Congress Worries About Commercial Real Estate
  There is growing concern in Congress that the shaky $6.7 trillion commercial real estate market could implode, delivering a major blow to the economic recovery. More


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Port Jefferson, NY
- Adept Consulting Engineers Ltd
Leeds, United Kingdom
- AWB Engineers
Salisbury, MD
- Bailey & Son Engineering, Inc.
Greenville, SC
- Briggs Engineering
Garden City, ID
South Bend, IN
  D.C. McCloskey Engineering Ltd.
Windsor, ON Canada
- Gyptech L.L.C
Nashua, NH
- Helfrich-Associates
Redlands, CA
- J. Martin Pitts PE LLC
Montrose, AL
Great Falls, MT
- Just Right Design Engineering
Phoenix, AZ
- Leonard Schlosser, P.E.
Redding, CA
- Ring Consulting Group, P.C.
Lansdale, PA
- The S/L/A/M Collaborative
Glastonbury, CT

February 17-20, 2010
2010 Pacific Rim Steel Framing Conference
Honolulu, HI More


February 19, 2010
Cold-Formed Steel Seminar
San Diego, CA More


April 7-8, 2010
Steel Doing It Right Seminar
Chicago, IL More


May 26-27, 2010
CFSEI Conference, Show, & Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA More


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



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