October 6, 2010
Upcoming Decisions On Energy Provisions To Have Major Impact On CFS Framing
For the past 18 months, the Steel Framing Alliance and our allies in the steel and building industries have been engaged in a lengthy debate at various codes and standards venues on the future of energy code requirements. More
SFA Advocates For Steel Framing As Green Code Adoptions Start To Expand
Rhode Island recently joined Richland, Washington as one of the first jurisdictions to adopt the International Green Construction Code (IgCC).   More
- Multifamily Builders Encouraged By Rising Occupancy; MMI Increases 15 Points
The National Association of Home Builders' Multifamily Market Indices (MMI) show that current and expected demand for rental apartments improved significantly in the second quarter of 2010 compared to the first quarter. More
- More Lenders Returning To Realty Capital Markets, Notes RECI
The Real Estate Capital Institute in Chicago reports the summer season ended with Treasury yields declining, but returning to levels of the previous month. More
- AISI And CSA Standards Announce Supplement No. 2 To The North American Specification For The Design Of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members
WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), in cooperation with the CSA Standards, announced today that Supplement No. 2 to AISI S100 (CSA S136), the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, 2007 Edition (S100-07/S2-10), has been published and is available free of charge on AISI’s website at  and through CSA Standards at More
- AIA Billings Index Reports Slight Improvement For US Architects
The American Institute of Architects has reported a slight improvement in the results of its monthly architects billings index. More
- More Apartment Developers Seeking FHA-Insured Loans
Developers are clamoring to secure insurance through the Federal Housing Administration in an effort to finance apartment projects. More
- New York City Takes Giant Leap For Green Buildings
The Big Apple took a large step toward greening its building codes yesterday. The New York City Council enacted five laws implementing recommendations from the NYC Green Codes Task Force, bringing the total number implemented to twelve. More
- Construction Spending Rises On Jump In Government Building
WASHINGTON — Economic reports released Friday offered the latest data points for an economy that was sputtering along. More
- U.S. Green Building Council Launches Push For Energy-Efficient Schools
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
- Proposed Changes To Accounting Rule Rankle Real Estate Community
Proposed changes to an accounting rule, requiring companies to place the expense of operating leases on their balance sheets, is raising alarm within the commercial real estate community. More
- AISI To Co-Sponsor Cold-Formed Steel Structures Conference
Washington, DC – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), in cooperation with the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla), is a co-sponsor of the 20th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2010. More
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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 3-4, 2010
20th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

St. Louis, MO More


November 8-9, 2010
STEEL Doing It Right
Chicago, IL More


November 11, 2010
Steel Roof Deck Diaphragms on Cold-Formed Steel Framing Presentation
ChampionsGate, FL More



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