Question of the Day:
Code Change Proposals on Wood Trusses
Why are we seeing all the code change proposals regarding wood trusses in the current ICC code change/update process?
It is true that there were several proposals submitted pertaining to wood truss restraint and bracing and another requiring special inspection of the installed truss...
Our new website has been up and running for a few months now. We are continuing to compile data at www.Square1design.com. As we continue to upload additional technical support documents and new product offerings, we are seeing the traffic grow exponentially.
Along with a wealth of information...
If It’s October, It Must Be BCMC Time!
Yes, it’s true, I have not been in attendance at many BCMC shows. But over the years, I’ve been involved with lots of them, so I know they can be a lot of work and a lot of fun.
Building Community, Making Connections
I remember the day that slogan came into being, because I was...
The End is Here….Maybe
It is with a great deal of thought and careful consideration that I am thinking this may be my last story. I have enjoyed being back in this game and offering perspective. The strong, positive responses to my stories and articles is making this decision that much more difficult.
First, let me...
Finding the Time to Make Improvements in Any Area of a Company
An often repeated statement made by many managers this year has been that they do not have enough time or people to accomplish their stated goals, so in other words, they face time constraints. These time constraints are causing delayed improvements in processes, which negatively affect every...
Are You Indicating Defects Accurately When Recording Damaged Teeth?
The plate placement method of evaluating defects in the plated area is a good approach to use when inspecting your installed connector plates. But are you recording the results correctly?
Using the plate placement method, it is common to record folded teeth or damaged teeth with a rectangle...
Launching Keymark’s New Program: Softright
Part I: The Problem Softright is Designed to Fix
Throughout all of my years in this industry, I’ve always been looking for the next solution that I can offer my customers. In considering the ways in which businesses operate today, we at Keymark have focused on an area where we believe...
Lumber Can Wait
What has changed? In my early childhood, you could ride around town on a Sunday morning and notice and obvious quietness. Certainly not everyone was preparing for church, but the overwhelming majority of families were tidying up, putting on their Sunday-go-to-meeting attire, and heading out...
Tall Wood Buildings are Gaining Momentum
National Forest Products Week Recognizes the Environmental and Economic Benefits of Wood Products
The third week of every October is designated as National Forest Products Week, this year held October 16–22. Like others, we commemorate the week, an annual recognition of the many...
Smart Manufacturing and the LBM & Component Operation
You have probably read articles, heard this term used by an equipment manufacturer, and even heard it at a Chamber of Commerce meeting or other local group. Smart Manufacturing covers a broad category of manufacturing with the goal of optimizing the process from concept,...