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Lumber Prices Near 5-Year Highs

Lumber Prices Near 5-Year Highs [Source: roseman.sovereignsociety.com, February 16, 2011] Is the big rally in lumber futures foretelling a resurgence of U.S. housing construction? Lumber futures hit their highest levels in almost five years on Tuesday to close at $315.30 per 1,000 board feet. Unfortunately, the trend remains markedly bearish for housing, new starts and… more »

When using Sleeve Anchors, Wedge Anchors, Bolts etc… In Treated Lumber, do the Anchors/Bolts need to be Hot Dipped Galvanized or Stainless Steel?

Question: When using Sleeve Anchors, Wedge Anchors, Bolts etc… In Treated Lumber, do the Anchors/Bolts need to be Hot Dipped Galvanized or Stainless Steel?  Answer: If The Anchor, Bolts being used has a ½” or greater diameter it can be made of uncoated carbon steel. 2006 IRC, Section R319.3 Fasteners for pressure-preservative and fire-retardant-treated wood… more »

Factors that affect the Price of a Roof Truss

In today’s economy it’s more important than ever to design a job that the customer(s) can afford. I wanted to use this blog post to high light some important issues affecting the prices of your trusses. These 2 items can affect the cost more than most people realize.

Truss To Truss Connections

In Today’s Economic Conditions more and more companies are trying to push work onto others, so that they do less. Just today we received a call from a well known Engineer in Miami, that another Local Truss Company in Miami, wanted him, The EOR (Engineer of Record) to design and specify The Truss To Truss… more »

When Getting Prices

In today’s market more than ever it’s important to find out exactly what someone is bidding for you. Every day, we here from customers, their stories about change orders that competitors give, which have no meaning what so ever. The #1 Rule in the construction Industry, besides using reputable companies that are licensed and insured… more »

Be Informed About Florida’s Amendment 4

Amendment 4 – which would impose a referendum requirement on all local comprehensive plan changes – subverts a well-established, open, accessible, and democratic planning process. With the Vote on Everything amendment, many Sunshine State voters – not the representatives they elected – will be expected to decide 200 to 300 technical land-use planning amendments every… more »

Out of Bad Comes Something Good

Have you ever heard somebody say that good usually comes out of something bad? Well it’s true if you sit back and think of the situation with an open mind, eventually you will see that something positive will come out of every bad situation. Just this weekend I was thinking about the Current Recession we… more »

Lumber Rises to Highest Price Since 2006 on Economic Outlook

[Source: www.businessweek.com, April 15, 2010] By Tony C. Dreibus 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. U.S. factory production rose 0.9 percent in March, the Federal Reserve said today. Homebuilder bonds… more »

SFI vs. FSC

by John D. Wagner in the April LBM Journal If you ever want to elicit groans from dealers, just mention FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). Dealers pay fees to obtain the FSC “Chain of Custody” certificate, and then they pay more fees to renew that certification. Now, if you think the dealer groans about FSC are… more »