July 7, 2010
SFA Efforts Lead To New ASTM Standard Sub-Committee Focused on Formosan Termites
It is a known fact that termites cause millions of dollars worth of damage annually to properties and homes in North America. For the past several years, SFA has been engaged with various codes and standards organizations to gain recognition for the termite resistant properties of steel framing. These efforts are beginning to pay off with the formation of a subcommittee within ASTM to develop a standard to resist Formosan Termites. More
- Industry Firms Believe The Worst May Soon Be Over
The recession everyone hoped would end quickly has now lasted for two years, at first causing fear and concern that now has turned to grit and determination to hold on until better times. More
- Commercial Starts Rise 10% In May
May construction starts rose 10.2% from April to the highest level in nearly a year. The monthly gain matches the usual seasonal rise in May so starts have been about stable for three months. More
- Bulls Rule At Multifamily Trends Conference
The recession is apparently over. For apartment owners and investors nationwide, that good news was delivered Wednesday morning at the Multifamily Trends Conference, held in conjunction with the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Francisco. More
- The Foam Sheathing Coalition (FSC) Announces Its First Standards Development Initiative
Washington, DC – On June 25th the Foam Sheathing Coalition announced that it will be working with the Structural Building Components Association to develop its first standard. More
- May 2010 Crude Steel Production
Brussels - World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 124 million metric tons (mmt) in May. This is 29.1% higher than May 2009. More
Architecture Billings Index Falls Back After Three Months Of Improving Conditions
WASHINGTON, D.C.- After three straight months of improving conditions, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) fell nearly three points. More
- AISI Publishes North American Standard For Cold-Formed Steel Framing - Lateral Design 2007 Edition
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published AISI S213-07-S1-09, North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing—Lateral Design 2007 Edition With Supplement No. 1 to incorporate research findings on diagonal strap-braced walls, along with other updates. More
- New-Home Sales Plunge
Sales of newly built homes plunged in May following the expiration of special tax credits for home buyers, underscoring how much those subsidies fueled sales in previous months. More
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July 22, 2010
Calling All Connections ... Screws, Bolts and Specialty Connectors Presentation!
Championsgate, FL More


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


September 20-24, 2010
Steel Frame Innovation Conference
Auckland, New Zealand More


October 20-22, 2010
2010 METALCON International

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