November 3, 2010
Industry Appeals Stall New Insulation Requirements For Commercial Buildings
Last month, Framework Online featured an update on several major activities that were expected to result in significantly new insulation requirements for steel framed buildings. More
Sailing To Annapolis For 2011 MASFA Expo And CFSEI Annual Conference
Mark your calendars for the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Expo and Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute Conference to be held at the Historic Inns in Annapolis, Maryland on May 23-24, 2011. More
- Economists Declare That Multifamily Is In The Throes Of A Recovery
A panel of economists at the MFE Conference held in Las Vegas last week reinforced the sentiment of the entire event: Multifamily is a good place to be with a future that is brighter than expected. More
- Energy Efficiency Standards Could Change Building Methods In Canada
Construction and design methods could be in for more than a few alterations in the next five years as building codes move to toughen energy efficiency standards. More
- U.S. Architect Billings Increase For The First Time Since 2008
Billings by U.S. architects, a barometer of demand in commercial real estate, rose in September for the first time in almost three years, suggesting a recovery in construction spending might be under way, a survey showed. More
- Study Finds Louisiana Making Substantial Efforts To Improve Building Codes
Louisiana has developed and implemented a more comprehensive and stronger building code than Mississippi and Alabama, according to a recent study conducted by the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS). More
- AISI Endorses New Edition Of Textbook As A Leading Reference On Cold-Formed Steel Design
Washington, DC – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has endorsed the just-published Fourth Edition of “Cold-Formed Steel Design” by Wei-Wen Yu, Ph.D., P.E. and Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E. as a leading new reference on cold-formed steel design. More
- Construction Spending In U.S. Unexpectedly Rose In September
Construction spending in the U.S. unexpectedly rose in September, led by increases in homebuilding and public projects. More
- Sales Of U.S. New Homes Increased Again In September
Sales of new homes rose in September for a second month to a pace that signals the industry is struggling to overcome the effects of a jobless rate hovering near 10 percent. More
- U.S. Commercial Real Estate Is New Target Of Global Investors
The amount of global capital targeting commercial real estate is expected to jump in the next year, with the U.S. the biggest recipient, a new report says. More
- McGraw-Hill Predicts Better US Construction Sector In 2011
A major construction report predicts overall US construction investment in 2011 will increase 8% to $445.5bn, following a 2% decline expected in 2010. More
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November 3-4, 2010
20th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

St. Louis, MO More


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


January 12-15, 2011
NAHB International Builders' Show 2011
Orlando, FL More


February 7-8, 2011
STEEL Doing It Right
San Diego, CA More


May 23-24, 2011
MASFA Expo & CFSEI Annual Conference
Annapolis, MD



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