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



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Trex Steel Deck Framing System

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

Zurn Floor Heating

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 Frame Special Moment Frame

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.

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.

APA Product Reports

The APA Product Report App, the first for Android devices, expands its offerings for building professionals

ICC, APA publishes third edition of IRC lateral bracing guide

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’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 is a self-priming, low odor aerosol texture with a pressure adjustment toggle and pattern control dial for precise spray control.

NRCA: Roofing insulation performance, local climate keys to computing R-value

To minimize the loss of thermal resistance in design, the R-value of roof insulation should be computed based on the actual performance of the insulation material and the local climate, says the National Roofing Contractors Association.

Stud Construction Products, LLC

Stud Construction Products' goal is to make the home building process quick and easy.

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