March 3, 2010
- 2009-2010 Technology Development Survey Helps Prioritize Research And Educational Needs To Increase Use Of Steel Framing
  The results for the 2009-2010 Technology Development Survey conducted by the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) are in.  The findings show some similarities to the previous survey conducted in 2007, and at least one significant new issue facing the industry.   More
- AWCI Supports SSMA In Developing Code Compliance Program For CFS Products
  Leaders of the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry recognized a need in the industry, so last month they organized a meeting of cold formed steel framing manufacturers, suppliers/distributors and contractors to discuss industry programs to grow the acceptance, marketability and competitiveness of proprietary and non-proprietary cold formed steel framing products. More
- Commercial Sales Jump
  The number of commercial real-estate sales rose sharply in December, triggering fresh debate about whether the sector has reached bottom. More
- Housing Construction Rises 2.8 Percent In January
  WASHINGTON -- Housing construction posted a better-than-expected increase in January which pushed activity to the highest level in six months. The solid gain raised hopes that the construction industry is beginning to mount a sustained rebound from its worst slump in decades. More
- Housing Shortage Coming In 2011
  The focus of the U.S. real estate market lately has been the number of foreclosures and people trying to purchase cheap housing. More
- Builder Confidence Improves In February
  Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 17 in February as favorable home buying conditions and signs of healing in the job market helped boost the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today. More
- January 2010 Crude Steel Production
  Brussels - World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 109 million metric tons (mmt) in January. This is 25.5% higher than January 2009. More
- US Realtors Doubt Commercial Sector Will
Improve In '10
  WASHINGTON - Realtors doubt the U.S. commercial real estate sector will improve this year, and they see empty office space growing. More
- AISI Appoints Kavanagh President Of Steel Market Development Institute
  Washington, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today announced the appointment of Lawrence W. Kavanagh, as president of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of AISI. More
- US Architecture Billings Index Down In January-AIA
  NEW YORK - A leading indicator of U.S. nonresidential construction spending fell in January to its lowest level since August 2009 as construction projects kept getting delayed or canceled, an architects' trade group said on Wednesday. More
- Dodd Urges Action On Commercial Real Estate
  U.S. regulators need to “redouble” their efforts to deal with the still shaky commercial real estate market, a top U.S. Senate Democrat said Monday. More
- January Construction Spending Slides
  WASHINGTON Construction spending fell for a third straight month in January as a lag in commercial activity such as office buildings and hotels offset a housing rebound. More


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April 7-8, 2010
Steel Doing It Right Seminar
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April 15, 2010
Welding with Cold-Formed Steel Seminar
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May 26-27, 2010
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June 16, 2010
2010 MASFA Expo/Trade Show
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Steel Structures 2010 Culture & Sustainability International
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