Structural Systems

Building the home's structure properly is the most important thing you can do to ensure its future value. Besides the necessity for the home to be safe and sturdy, making sure that no large repairs will need to be made later is desirable for the homeowner.



Products
April 21, 2014

The new 9-inch tall, square Woodgrain Structural Column from Fypon can be stained to resemble real wood, but comes with all the benefits of polyurethane.

Products
June 25, 2013

Sheetrock UltraLight Panels from USG Corporation are now ICC Evaluation Services compliant for installation on ceilings, with the long edges parallel to the framing.

Products
June 25, 2013

Trex is rounding out its Elevations Steel Deck Framing System with a new galvanized steel post and joists in a greater range of lengths.

Products
June 25, 2013

The hy-PE-RTube, developed by Zurn and Dow Solutions, is one of the first radiant floor heating solutions in North America leveraging polyethylene of raised temperature resistance (PE-RT) technology.

Products
June 25, 2013

Simpson Strong-Tie’s new Strong Frame special moment frame, which is now code listed (ICC-ES ESR-2802), is designed to help prevent damage to structures in seismic events.

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show Village homes at the International Builders' Sh

Features
January 21, 2013

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show Village homes at the International Builders' Show push the envelope when it comes to both modular housing design and ultra-green construction.

Profile: Olstedt Construction, Seaside, Ore.

Profile: Olstedt Construction, Seaside, Ore.

Features
January 15, 2013

Situated on the picturesque Oregon Coast, Seaside is a community insulated between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade foothills. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been insulated from the housing downturn. Olstedt Construction has felt the blow like many builders around the country, but has found itself able to adapt and remain successful.

News
November 07, 2012

The International Code Council (ICC) and APA—The Engineered Wood Association have published an illustrated third edition of The Guide to the 2012 IRC Wood Wall Bracing Provisions. The book aims to provide an explanation of the 2012 International Residential Code, while exploring the history and theory behind wall bracing and providing real-world bracing application examples. 

CalStar Thru-Wall Block Units

CalStar Thru-Wall Block Units

Products
August 22, 2012

CalStar’s Thru-Wall Unit combines the structural properties of standard concrete block with the preferred aesthetic of a traditional brick wall.

Homax Pro Grade Wall Texture

Homax Pro Grade Wall Texture

Products
July 27, 2012

Homax Pro Grade Wall Texture is a self-priming, low odor aerosol texture with a pressure adjustment toggle and pattern control dial for precise spray control.

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