Category Archives: International


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


National Housing Markets Are Seeing Continued Progress

The National Association of Home Builders recently released the January NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index, which showed 56 housing markets


Case Study: vanHoorebeke Timber Provides LP® SolidStart® I-Joist and LP® SolidStart® LSL for a Unique Wall Framing Solution

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


International Focus: LVL Facility Updates to Benefit Australian Market

The evolution of the Australian building products    industry has caused engineered wood products to become more prominent at distribution centers


Registration for the 2014 International Builders’ Show is Now Open

The National Association of Home Builders officially opened online registration for the 2014 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) last week,


Growing Business Using Social Media

With more and more consumers turning to social networking, you might be considering ramping up your company’s efforts. Remodeling magazine


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


APA Announces Internal Promotion, Ed Elias To Serve As Next President

The APA Board of Trustees announced last week that APA executive Ed Elias was named the next president of APA


International Focus: Ecobuild U.K. 2013

More than 45,000 building industry professionals packed the house at Ecobuild U.K. 2013, which wrapped up in London at the


LP Building Products Increases Range of I-Joists in the EU

LP Building Products has announced the addition of a full range of LP® SolidStart® I-Joists (ETA-12/0480; CE: 0679-CPD-0840, 0679-CPD -0839)


International Focus Product Certification

Though the benefits of engineered wood materials are universal, building codes and standards vary by country. In the European Union,


Case Study: Galower Builders Installs Better Floors in Less Time

According to London-based Galower Builders, quality doesn’t just mean high standards, it means using advanced knowledge of the latest building


International Focus

From green building regulations to new trends in urban areas, the U.K. building landscape is continually evolving. Building products manufacturers are helping builders quickly respond to industry changes and opportunities with products that fit specific market needs.


In the Face of Change

How manufacturers are meeting market needs From green building regulations to new trends in urban areas, the building landscape is


International Focus: Loft-y Goals

Homebuilders in the United Kingdom are capitalizing on the growing trend of loft conversions, transforming attic space into living space.


International Focus: Crossing the Atlantic

As you would expect, every country has its own building codes and industry standards. That’s why even the best-selling American


Rebuilding in the Face of Devastation

After the seventh largest recorded earthquake in world history hit Chile in February, Chileans are in the midst of country-wide


Lessons Learned from Overseas

Because of its strength and versatility, engineered wood has many applications in addition to its traditional uses in the building