Category Archives: EWP


International Focus: Engineered Wood Utilized for Unique Wall Framing Solution in Belgium

Most well-known for their use in flooring applications, I-joists are gaining traction in the EU as a viable member in


LP University Helps Building Professionals Continue Their Education

For those in the building industry, continuing education is a must to stay relevant in the marketplace. As 2013 draws


Eight Reasons to Consider LSL for Your Next Project

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Relaunched PerformanceWalls.org Offers Extensive Free Resources On Code-Compliant Wall Construction

APA-The Engineered Wood Association recently launched an updated iteration of PerformanceWalls.org, a leading resource for building safe, cost effective, energy


Treated LSL Helps to Eliminate Shrinkage in Tall Wood-Framed Construction

LP Building Products has announced the launch of its new LP® SolidGuard™ LSL, adding protection against termite damage and fungal


King of the Sill

As the industry embraces wood framing in taller multifamily structures, builders and designers alike need to understand the science behind


Case Study: Engineering Firm Finds Ease of Use, Reduced Shrinkage at a Cost-Competitive Price

Structural Design Group San Jose, Calif. Project Summary For more than 22 years, according to principal Rich Burris, Structural Design


Shrinkage: Less is More

EW: Why do you recommend woodframing in 4–5–story construction? CN: Wood is readily available, and it has considerable strength and


Straighten Up

With ever-evolving building codes raising the performance bar for wood products and dwindling supplies of high-grade, long-length lumber, a number of industry professionals are turning to engineered wood products, especially laminated strand lumber (LSL).


2012 Street of Dreams Home Relies on Engineered Wood

This spring Hutchinson Home Builders teamed up with Mark Stewart Home Design, to create “Da Vinci at the Vineyard,” a


Outdoor Building Solutions

When Homeowners or developers want a backyard shed to be part of a construction job, they can either build it


What Our Reader Survey Reveals about the Future of Our Industry

With 2011 behind us and the new year already begun, many are wondering what 2012 will bring to the building


Case Study: Roth Homes turns to Engineered Wood to Build Affordable Move-up Homes

Founded in 1991, Roth Homes is a family-owned and operated business in Boise, Idaho, who have stated that their mission


Straight Talk

Minimize callbacks from the ground up Imagine a dream home with granite countertops, custom cabinetry, and travertine-lined showers. Now imagine