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Solved: Structural Sheathing

As lumber shortages cause wood prices to skyrocket, the cost to build and buy homes is increasing. OX Thermo-PLY advanced structural sheathing helps builders cut costs without sacrificing performance

Engineered Wood

What to Select? Wood vs. Engineered Lumber

For years, builders have used traditional lumber to build homes, but ever since engineered wood products came into the picture, builders have been left wondering, Which one do I use for my projects? 

Engineered Wood

Glulam Helps Builders Meet Booming Demand for Multifamily Construction

As the multifamily housing market booms, builders are increasingly turning to glulam to save time and money

Engineered Wood

The Science Behind the Strength

Using solid sections reduces the labor and cost of fastening a multiple member together

Engineered Wood

The Built-Up Column Conundrum

How do you determine if a field-built column is strong enough to support the load?

Engineered Wood

How to Boost Framing Efficiencies, Reduce Callbacks With Laminated Strand Lumber

Laminated strand lumber (LSL) is more than just engineered wood; it’s a veritable jack-of-all-trades suitable for a diverse range of framing applications

Engineered Wood

7 Common I-Joist Installation Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

To get the most from your I-joist installation and ensure long-term customer satisfaction, pay attention to these details

12 Ways to Minimize Glulam Checking

APA - The Engineered Wood Association introduces the third article in its Builder Tips series of publications

Profile: Olstedt Construction, Seaside, Ore.

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.

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