Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num
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.
Laticrete MVIS Air & Water Barrier is a single-component, load-bearing, vapor-permeable, fluid-applied, waterproofing, crack-isolation, air barrier membrane.
The CertaWrap Weather Resistant Barrier from CertainTeed provides an added layer of protection against air and moisture damage.
Cosella-Dörken has launched this vapor-permeable, self-adhesive, water-resistive air barrier for commercial and residential use.
Johns Manville has added CI Max White insulation to its complete line of building insulation products.
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.
Sheetrock UltraLight Panels from USG Corporation are now ICC Evaluation Services compliant for installation on ceilings, with the long edges parallel to the framing.
Trex is rounding out its Elevations Steel Deck Framing System with a new galvanized steel post and joists in a greater range of lengths.
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.
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 Village homes at the International Builders' Sh
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.