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Lumber’s Upward Volatility to Continue in 2014

Source: Widman’s Market Barometer December 18, 2013 This has been a volatile year for lumber prices. A strong rise early in the year was followed by a significant drop as we approached mid-year; now prices have recovered as we approach year-end. We expect lumber prices to rise by an average of 18% this year, and… more »

Exposed Timber Trusses, Using Pre-Fabricated Wood Trusses

Did you know you can achieve virtually the same look as Exposed Timber Trusses, with Pre-Fabricated Wood Trusses for 1/10 or even less of the cost? Of recent we have helped customers achieve the same similar look as Exposed Timber Trusses, by using Pre-Fabricated Trusses, increasing the member size and doubling the members.  At the… more »

Truss Designer Jobs – Hiring Miami – Wood Truss Jobs – Truss Job Miami

Job Description We are seeking Experienced Truss Designers, able to generate truss placement plans and engineering using industry software. Mitek Experienced a Plus. Essential Job Responsibilities:Read and Interpret Architectural and Structural DrawingsConsult engineers, architects and construction personnel to clarity requirements and to rectify field problemsProduce lay-outs and engineering to match Architecture and Structural PlansSelf Motivated;… more »

Homebuilders Optimistic About Full Recovery

Builder Online April 25, 2013 The nation’s growth “is finally being driven by housing again,” proclaimed David Crowe, NAHB’s chief economist, during the association’s Construction Forecast Webinar on Wednesday. Home prices have been rising, partly the result of tightening inventory of completed new homes, which in turn is stimulating demand. Employment—a major factor in home-buying decisions—continues to… more »

Supply & Demand Inequalities Hitting Builders Hard

Bloomberg        April 24, 2013        Even as U.S. housing rebounds from its worst downturn since the 1930s, production bottlenecks are pushing up building-materials costs, land prices are rising and skilled labor ready to begin work is hard to find. At just about every turn, builders are paying more for materials. The wholesale cost of softwood lumber… more »

ASCE Hosts Truss Repair Seminar

ASCE        April 15, 2013        There really is no such thing as a standard repair, especially when one considers the almost limitless number of profiles and configurations that wood trusses can be designed for in today’s marketplace. This webinar will provide participants with a better understanding of how to develop effective and efficient repairs for metal… more »

Truss Designer Jobs – Is Building Componet Design for You?

If  You like variety… Work with other industry professionals including architects, engineers, building officials and contractors Enjoy a professional office job that will give you construction field experience gain exposure to all of the different elements of the construction industry, including multiple product lines If  You want room to grow… Pre-engineered trusses & wall panels… more »

Diseñadores de Trosas de Madera – Truss Designer Job – Miami Florida

Estamos contratando – We Are Hiring Estamos buscando ingenieros con experiencia o diseñadores con experiencia de Trosas de Madera, capaces de generar planes de entramados de colocación y el uso de software de ingeniería industrial. experiencia con Mitek es preferido We are seeking Experienced Engineers or Experienced Truss Designers, able to generate truss placement plans… more »

Housing starts climb as building permits pick up

03/19/2013 – 11:54 AM EDT   WASHINGTON – New home construction rose in February and building permits climbed to the highest level in almost five years, adding to signs of progress in the housing market that’s helping boost the economy. Builders broke ground on 917,000 homes at an annual rate, up 0.8 percent from a revised… more »

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