September 1, 2010
SFA Funded Research Provides Solutions For New York Energy Code
The April 2010 issue of Framework Online presented the findings of a research project jointly funded by the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to develop attachment methods for siding through as much as 4 inches of foam insulation. More
CFSEI Webinars Become Successful Technology Transfer Tool
Beginning at the end of last year, the leadership of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) decided to offer technology transfer opportunities through web-based seminars where participants learn through online interactive elements.  More
- Congress Acts To Boost Multifamily Loan Authority
The Senate last week approved legislation that will ensure the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will continue to have sufficient funds to finance multifamily mortgage insurance programs. More
- Building Industry Prepares For CalGreen
NORTH BAY – The California Green Building Standards Code, or CalGreen, is set to be implemented in January 2011, and education for industry professionals is starting to ramp up. More
- Commercial Contracts Make Up For Residential Building Slowdown
CENTRAL OHIO - A drop in new deals for residential construction wasn’t enough to offset a surge in commercial building activity, which sparked a 30 percent jump in the region’s construction pipeline last month, according to a new report. More
- Financial Reform Act's Impact On Multifamily Borrowers Yet To Be Seen
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law July 21, will undoubtedly impact commercial real estate lending. More
- July 2010 Crude Steel Production
Brussels - World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 115 million metric tons (mmt) in July. This is 9.6% higher than July 2009. More
- American Billings Index Bounces Back
After a two-month decline that fuelled fears of a double dip recession, the American Institute of Architects’ billings index has leapt up by two points. More
- Home Builders: Beaten Down And Looking Up?
Sentiment surrounding home-builder stocks remains in the dumps, but some technicians and analysts are seeing glimmers of hope in the sector. More
- E.P.A. Cracks Down On Cement Pollution
Monica Almeida/The New York Times The California Portland Cement Company’s plant in Colton, east of Los Angeles. More
- SPIB Issues Cautionary Notice On Lumber Grading Values
The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau has received information that some pieces of lumber have tested lower than the values assigned to the visual grade which were developed through the “In-grade” Testing Program. More
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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 19, 2010
All Day Cold-Formed Steel Session

Las Vegas, NV More


October 20-22, 2010
2010 METALCON International

Las Vegas, NV More


November 8-9, 2010
STEEL Doing It Right

Chicago, IL More



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