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  April 7, 2010
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SFA Research Provides Siding Attachment For ‘The 30 Percent Solution’
Most people reading the above headline have probably never heard of the 30% solution, or if they have, then they probably conclude that it does not impact cold-formed steel framing.   More
 
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First Draft of ICC Green Code Released for Public Comment
The International Code Council (ICC) has released the first draft of the International green Construction Code (IgCC) for public comment.  More
   
MARKETPLACE
- B.C. Interior timber and wood products industry nearing its peak output as the full impact of the mountain pine beetle takes hold – production to peak about 2013
Vancouver, BC.  - The B.C. Interior’s timber harvest and sawmill production is expected to see its’ long awaited down-sizing as the effects of the MPB infestation on timber supplies take hold. More
   
- As Earthquakes Rattle Globe, Interest In Steel Rises
Long after the dead have been counted and the world’s attention has moved on, the terrible testimony of an earthquake can still be seen in the piles of twisted metal and chunks of concrete — often all that is left of a region’s buildings. More
   
- Geithner: Commercial Real Estate Loans Problematic
WASHINGTON — Mounting losses from commercial real estate loans will continue to be a problem for the U.S. and especially smaller banks, but it can be managed, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Monday. More
   
- Some Experts See Coming Signs Of Housing Shortage
Mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures maintain a high profile as the economy feels its way through a mostly jobless recovery. The home-building business continues to struggle, with several U.S. companies in bankruptcy. More
   
- February 2010 Crude Steel Production
Brussels - World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 108 million metric tons (mmt) in February. This is 24.2% higher than February 2009. More
   
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Construction Spending At Lowest Point Since 2002
WASHINGTON — Builders cut back on new projects at a faster-than-expected pace in February and drove down construction spending to the lowest level in eight years. It was a fresh sign that the troubled real-estate market remains a sore spot for the economic recovery. More
   
- U.S. Architecture Billings Index Up In Feb - AIA
NEW YORK- A leading indicator of U.S. nonresidential construction spending recovered slightly but a measure of future projects dipped in February, partly because a ,lot of stimulus financing for building projects has yet to be awarded. More
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
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April 15, 2010
Welding with Cold-Formed Steel Seminar
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