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  May 5, 2010
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SFA To Advocate For Steel Framing At ICC’s Final Action Hearings
From May 14 to May 23, representatives from the Steel Framing Alliance, the American Iron and Steel Institute, and other manufacturers, code officials, and interest groups will converge upon Dallas for the first of two groups of final hearings this year that will determine the content of the 2012 International Code Council (ICC) family of codes. More
 
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Stellar Line Up of Educational Sessions at CFSEI Conference
The Omni Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia is the setting for the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute’s Conference and Annual meeting, May 26 and 27, 2010. More
   
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- AISI Publishes Update To Standard For Seismic Design Of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems—Special Bolted Moment Frames
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published an update to  S110-07-S1-09, the Standard for Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems—Special Bolted Moment Frames With Supplement No. 1. More
   
- Moody's: Multifamily REITS Outlook Is Stable
NEW YORK - Moody's Investors Service said Wednesday the improving economy appears to be boosting demand for apartments, which is translating into higher rents and occupancy rates, good signs for the companies that own the complexes. More
   
- LEED for Neighborhood Development Launches
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) today kicked off its initiative for green community planning, LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND). More
   
- U.S. Construction Spending Rises In March
WASHINGTON - U.S. construction spending unexpectedly rose in March to post the first advance since October, lifted by a rebound in public construction investment, a government report showed on Monday. More
   
- Lumber Rises To Highest Price Since 2006 On Economic Outlook
Lumber rose to the highest price in more than three years as signs of rebounds in the U.S. economy and home-building industry fueled speculation that demand for wood products will increase. More
   
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Tax Credit Helps Lift New-Home Sales
New-home sales jumped in March as buyers rushed to qualify for a federal tax credit and realtors homed in on the soon-to-expire credit as a way to ramp up interest. More
   
- March 2010 Crude Steel Production
Brussels - World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 120 million metric tons (mmt) in March. This is 30.6% higher than March 2009. More
   
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AIA Architecture Billings Index Up In March
A key indicator of future building activity was up for the second consecutive month in March, but it’s still treading in negative territory. More
   
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CFSEI April 15th Welding Presentation A Success
The CFSEI April 15th presentation on “Welding with CFS” was a success. Presenters, Barry Edie (Florida CFSEI Chapter President) and Patricio Romero, E.I. (Florida Chapter Board Member) covered CFS weld design, practical applications, and field considerations. More
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Bowen Engineering Corp
Orlando, FL
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CTS Engineering
Holladay, UT
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CPK Building Ltd
Nicosia, Cyprus
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Ridge Engineering LLC
North Plains, OR
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Steel Built Corporation
Ambridge, PA
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Transteq
Houston, TX
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United Structures
Cairo, GA
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 

May 10, 2010
Changes to the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-formed Steel Structural Members Presentation
ChampionsGate, FL More

 
 

May 26-27, 2010
CFSEI Conference, Show, & Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA More

 
 

June 16, 2010
2010 MASFA Expo/Trade Show
College Park, MD More

 
 

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

 


 
 


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