Yearly Archives: 2014


Lunch & Learn | July 10 | Marina Variety Store | 12pm


Southern Lumber is offering a lunch and learn opportunity for western red cedar products on July 10th at 12:00 at the Marina Variety Store. There are no CE credits currently available, but it promises to be an informal, packed full of valuable information, meeting and lunch will be provided. Southern Lumber will review the wide variety of products available in western red cedar, specifically shakes and shingles, timbers, boards, patterns and clear grades. Bill Hurst with US Lumber will be the presenter. He is the senior product specialist for cedar and cypress for the company, and has over twenty nine years’ [...]

Lunch & Learn | July 10 | Marina Variety Store | 12pm2014-06-30T15:19:01-04:00

June CRAN Meeting


  June 2014 If you missed the June meeting, it was chock-full of great information.   We started the night learning a little more about our Silver sponsors for the evening which included fiber cement products from Nichiha,  windows & doors from Southern Components, and custom wood flooring from Burchette & Burchette.  As the night progressed Roger Andrews of BRC Acoustics & Audovisual design  took us through a local case study where their client is having trouble with plumbing based sound in their luxury condo.    After investigating the conditions, BRC was able to advise the client and contractor of steps to take to reduce the [...]

June CRAN Meeting2014-06-27T09:32:38-04:00

The Opportunities & Risks from Change


Save the Date: Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 Buck Lumber & Building Supply 1911 Maybank Hwy Charleston, SC 29412 This workshop will focus on the changes in construction practices and technologies that present new cost effective opportunities and avoid many of the risks inherent in the building process. See below for more information:

The Opportunities & Risks from Change2014-06-02T09:19:28-04:00

CRAN Charleston Architects tour Versatex Trimboard


Dec 2013 A group of Charleston based architects recently traveled to Aliquippa PA to visit the headquarters of Versatex Trimboard. Versatex is a leading maker of cellular PVC trim. While wood is still the most widely used exterior trim material in the US market, cellular PVC trim is becoming increasingly popular for a number of reasons. It is easy to work with, it does not rot, it holds paint better than wood, and it is made with post consumer recycled material. There are number of PVC products available in the Southeast, and local architects wanted to learn more about PVC trim [...]

CRAN Charleston Architects tour Versatex Trimboard2014-06-02T09:19:24-04:00

February 20th CRAN Meeting at Old City Jail


CRAN Charleston will have a special meeting at the American College of Building Arts' facility in the Old City Jail  (21 Magazine Street) on Thursday, February 20th from 6-8pm. The ACBA is the only college in America offering a baccalaureate degree in applied sciences in the building arts. The ACBA will give a tour of their facilities at the jail followed by a presentation about the school from ACBA President, Colby Broadwater III. The American College of the Building Arts educates and trains artisans in the traditional building arts to foster exceptional craftsmanship and encourage the preservation, enrichment, and understanding of the world's architectural heritage [...]

February 20th CRAN Meeting at Old City Jail2014-06-02T09:19:19-04:00
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