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.



D-Blaze treated lumber and plywood is highly effective in controlling the spread

D-Blaze treated lumber and plywood is highly effective in controlling the spread of flame and smoke development caused by fire.

Products
February 02, 2012

D-Blaze treated lumber and plywood is highly effective in controlling the spread of flame and smoke development caused by fire.

D-Blaze fire retardant treated wood

D-Blaze fire retardant treated wood

Features
February 02, 2012

D-Blaze® fire retardant treated wood (FRTW) is available for interior applications where fire retardant construction materials are specified or required by building codes.

Buying concrete, purchasing, home construction, home building, homebuilding

A construction crew pours concrete

Features
January 27, 2012

Buying concrete turnkey can add a level of confusion about what is being purchased and for how much. Purchasing expert Charles Schneider offers a better way.

ThinkGlass glass stairs

ThinkGlass glass stairs

Products
January 13, 2012

Despite their deceptively delicate appearance, ThinkGlass steps are surprisingly strong with a textured finish that offers a safe, slip-resistant surface.

Weyerhaeuser Edge Gold flooring panels

Weyerhaeuser Edge Gold flooring panels

Products
January 13, 2012

Weyerhaeuser’s Edge Gold flooring panels now feature the company’s Down Pore self-draining technology, which channels water from the panels' surfaces and drains it off the joists below.

CalStar Oversized Facing Bricks

CalStar Oversized Facing Bricks

Products
November 18, 2011

CalStar Products has introduced a line of oversized facing units that can be used for base courses and as accent bands.

Gypsum demand is affected by housing demand, which is expected to rise.

Gypsum demand is affected by housing demand, which is expected to rise.

News
November 08, 2011

The steep decline in the residential and non-residential building sectors over the past five years has greatly affected gypsum demand.

supply chain management, purchasing, lumber purchasing, lumber prices

How to get the best price at the lumber yard

Features
October 23, 2011

When it comes to getting the best price on lumber, it’s not always about the volume of material purchased — relationships count.

Boise Cascade, Conditioned Airspace HVAC framing, 101 best new products

Boise Cascade offers the new Conditioned Airspace HVAC framing system

Products
August 02, 2011

The new Conditioned Airspace HVAC framing system from Boise Cascade is designed for placing HVAC systems inside the insulated, air-sealed shell of homes.

TetraGrip Subfloor Fastening System, Paslode, 101 best new products, fastener

The TetraGrip Subfloor Fastening System from Paslode features a barb-threaded design that allows the fastener to drive like a na

Products
August 01, 2011

The TetraGrip Subfloor Fastening System from Paslode features a barb-threaded design that allows the fastener to drive like a nail and hold like a screw.

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