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.



During its August 1-14 community event, the Timber Framers Guild will erect this 48-by-85-foot, open-air pavilion to shelter a weekly farmer’s market and other community events and activities. Illustration: Timber Framers Guild.

News
August 04, 2015

Are you a builder who's never experienced the excitement of cutting and raising timbers? Here's an event for you.

Products
December 23, 2014

FlatWrap HP from Benjamin Obdyke is a commercial-grade water-resistive barrier with enhanced UV and tear resistance.

Products
December 23, 2014

Laticrete MVIS Air & Water Barrier is a single-component, load-bearing, vapor-permeable, fluid-applied, waterproofing, crack-isolation, air barrier membrane.

Products
December 23, 2014

The CertaWrap Weather Resistant Barrier from CertainTeed provides an added layer of protection against air and moisture damage.

Products
December 23, 2014

Cosella-Dörken has launched this vapor-permeable, self-adhesive, water-resistive air barrier for commercial and residential use.

Products
December 23, 2014

Johns Manville has added CI Max White insulation to its complete line of building insulation products.

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.

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