Category Archives: LSL


WoodWorks Accepting Nominations for 2015 U.S. Wood Design Awards

WoodWorks announced last week that it is now accepting nominations for the 2015 U.S. Wood Design Awards. The national award


Spending in Multifamily Sector Growing Strong

According to recent U.S. Census Bureau data, total spending in the private residential construction sector rose to a seasonally adjusted


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


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


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


8 Reasons to Consider LSL for Your Next Project (Infographic)

Ever wonder what the benefits are of LSL compared to traditional lumber? For starters, it is more consistent and straighter,


LSL for Whole-House Framing (AIA Course Offerings)

When it comes to straightness and strength, laminated strand lumber (LSL) many advantages over traditional lumber for a variety of


Case Study: Erickson Finds Competitive Price, Strength with Engineered Wood

Founded in 1975, Erickson Building Components claims a dedication to delivering the highest quality, on-time service at the best possible


LSL: A Great Solution for Tall Wall Construction (AIA Course Offerings)

When it comes to tall wall design, laminated strand lumber (LSL) offers load-bearing capabilities that traditional lumber cannot match. Made


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).


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.


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


Architects Can’t Live Without Engineered Wood

Residential Architect celebrated its fifteenth birthday last month through top 15 lists. For one of its articles, to editors went


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.


Extreme Green: Part 2

A year ago, Jeff Wilson, the star of several programs on HGTV and the DIY network began a deep energy


Case Study: K&K Industries Uses LSL to Custom-Manufacture Trusses

K&K Industries was founded in 1972 by Abe A. Knepp with the philosophy of  dealing honestly and fairly while providing


K&K Industries – Distributor Spotlight

When it comes to constructing a unique project or home, builders need someone to turn to for affordable, customized trusses. Many builders have come to trust K&K Industries because of its reputation for offering quality trusses that are dependable, strong, and easy to use.


Engineering Futures, Rebuilding Dreams

At Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, rebuilding and helping dreams come true is all in a day’s work for the show’s


Lessons Learned from Overseas

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


Builder News & Trends

2011 ENERGY STAR® for Home Guidelines To Require Radiant Barrier The EPA recently released the proposed 2011 guidelines for ENERGY