SBCA and NFC Build Another House on the National Mall

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Originally Published by: SBCA Magazine — June 6, 2023
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Today, SBCA and NFC will complete construction of another two-story house on the National Mall as part of the 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase put on by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Association of Home Builders. The event starts this Friday, June 9, and runs through Sunday, June 11, showcasing the latest innovations in housing construction methods and materials. The SBCA/NFC entry seeks to promote the benefits of today’s offsite manufactured roof trusses, wall panels, and floor trusses, and how these products save time, labor, and materials for today’s builders. 

If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, you are cordially invited to visit the house we’ve constructed on the National Mall and see how we are promoting the industry to home builders, lawmakers, regulators, and the general public. SBCA staff will be on hand to discuss the benefits of structural building components throughout the event.  

HUD Secretary Marica Fudge recently promoted the event using timelapse taken from SBCA/NFC’s build last year. You can check it out here. Here are some photos from the first day of the home build: 

This structure would not have been possible without the generosity of several SBCA members: 


  • Shelter Systems Limited 
  • Annandale Millwork & Allied Systems 

Windows, Doors, Hardware, and Material 

  • 84 Lumber 
  • Builders FirstSource 
  • Simpson Strong-Tie 
  • Huber Engineered Wood 
  • LMC
  • Modu-Tech 
  • Morse Lumber Company 
  • SENCO 
  • US LBM 

Framing Labor 

  • Ace Carpentry 
  • Nomad Framing 


  • Apex 
  • Belit 
  • True Design Studios 

Marketing Support 

  • MiTek 

Financial Support 

  • American Truss 
  • Dynamic Construction 
  • Dixie Component Systems 
  • Louws Truss 
  • TrussWorks LLC 
  • Whelan Advisory