SBCA and NFC Host Thousands in House Built in 12 Hours

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Originally Published by: SBCA Magazine — June 13, 2023
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The Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and the National Framers Council (NFC) framed a two-story house on the National Mall in less than 12 hours as a demonstration exhibit in the 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase (IHS) put on by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). 

From Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11, nearly 3000 people walked through the exhibit house that showcased how roof trusses, wall panels, and floor trusses address home builder’s most significant pain points, onsite labor and building materials, and contribute to increasing the affordability of housing. 

Held on the heels of NAHB’s annual legislative fly-in, hundreds of home builders walked through the IHS exhibit and asked questions about floor truss performance and wall panel installation. NAHB 2023 Chairman Alicia Huey also stopped in to talk about the growing relationship between SBCA and NAHB. The distinctive SBCA/NFC structure drew in several regulators, including U.S. Secretary of HUD Marcia Fudge, who used the house as the backdrop of her press conference to kick off the three-day event. 

U.S. Secretary of HUD Marcia Fudge uses the house as the backdrop of her press conference to kick off the three-day event.

Starting on Monday, June 12, the house will be deconstructed and transported to central Virginia where the components will be used to frame two, single-story houses for two Habitat for Humanity families. SBCA and NFC would like to thank all the generous companies and individuals who contributed to this project and made it possible: 


  • 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 
  • 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