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LP SmartSide Trim & Siding Sponsors Home Designed For Women

Alabama builder Rachel Brown Homes recently constructed a home designed specifically with women in mind, using LP SmartSide products for


What’s New: Trends & Technology

VistaLuxe Collection by Kolbe Developed in collaboration with architects specializing in contemporary projects, this collection meets the aesthetic of clean


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


Intact Structural Frame

Noah Devorshak, head of national commercial sales at UFP ISF, LLC, the Universal Forest Products (UFP) affiliate that manufactures and


FitzGerald Associates Architects Meets Fire Codes With LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing

Project Summary With roots dating back 95 years, FitzGerald Associates Architects maintains a portfolio full of master-planned communities; numerous new


Raise the Roof: Infographic

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Building With Science

With codes continuing to trend toward tighter envelopes and homebuyers demanding greater efficiency, more and more builders are seeing the


Building with Science: Cover Art

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International Builders Show- 2014 Highlights

The 2014 International Builders Show (IBS) is right around the corner, folks. This year, IBS is co-locating with the Kitchen


Energy-Efficient Housing Upgrades Can Increase Value For Homeowners

There are lots of ways homeowners can increase the resale value of their home. Often times, this includes improvements like


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


What’s New: Trends & Technology

APA Builder Tips for Mobile Devices APA Builder Tips are now available in mobile format for easy viewing on tablets


New Home Improvement Site Allows Users To Connect Online

Porch recently announced the U.S. launch of their home improvement networking website as the first step in their efforts to


Homes Are Getting Bigger and Better as Housing Markets Recover

The American Institute of Architects recently issued their Home Design Trends Survey from the second quarter of 2013 and the


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


What’s New: Trends & Technology

GE High-Efficiency Topload Washer The new topload washer from GE features the industry’s largest capacity (five cubic feet) for toploading


Siding Materials Tested Head-to-Head in Lab

Treated engineered wood siding has better impact resistance than fiber cement siding material, according to a recent residential siding evaluation.


APA Builder Tips Now Available for Mobile Devices

APA Builder Tips are now available in mobile format for easy viewing on tablets and smart phones. These tips, updated


IT Widely Used By Building Industry, But Not to Interact with Customers

The most common types of information technology used in the residential construction industry are smart phones, desktop computers and laptops,


The Invisible Magic

When we think of all the wonders of technology in the modern world, we normally reflect on the ones we


A Little Something Extra

With value-added OSB products designed specifically to speak to industry needs such as ease of installation, time and labor savings,


What’s New

New products can shape new directions in the building industry. Check out these websites.* APA Product Reports App The new


Industry Spotlight: Zeeland Lumber & Supply

As the housing market starts to turn around, technology is playing an increasingly large role in helping companies differentiate themselves


Wood Buildings, Skyscrapers of the Future?

As builders in Europe and Australia have begun constructing tall wood buildings, a number of Canadian architects are hoping to


What’s New: Trends & Technology

Radiant Ready 30ETM by Uponor Corp. Uponor’s Radiant Ready 30ETM is a complete radiant mechanical room designed in a compact,


Case Study: Design Software Helps Roberts & Dybdahl Increase Productivity

Roberts & Dybdahl, Inc., is a leading Midwest wholesale distributor of lumber, lumber products and building materials. According to its


Get Re-Oriented: The Technology Behind Sustainable Building

Sustainable forests are critical to the homebuilding industry for reasons beyond just protecting our planet. First and foremost, the affordability


Whats New – Trends & Technology

Check out these websites. New Products can shape new directions in the building industry. Custom Color cabinetry from Danver According


Case Study: CAD-based Program Speeds Up Design Process for Huttig Building Products

Drawing on over 125 years of experience, Huttig Building Products serves contractors and building professionals in 41 states through 27


Classic Construction

If you ever want to start a heated discussion among homebuilders that will rage for weeks if not months, just


Builder News & Trends

2012 International Builders’ Show, February 8–11 The 2012 International Builders’ Show (IBS) will be held Feb. 8–11 in Orlando, Fla.


What’s New – Trends & Technology

Check out these websites.* New products can shape new directions in the building industry. The Lutron HomeWorks QS The HomeWorks


What’s Up With Attics Today?

In an effort to obtain efficiency and sustainability, some builders are sealing attics with spray foam. Turning the attic into


Facts & Figures

According to a recent study* by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the recent housing downturn has changed what


What’s New

Check out these websites.* New products can shape new directions in the building industry. ColorTouch by Venstar Venstar Inc. manufactures


The Little Problem Solver

Squeaky floors haunt many builders for one simple reason: They lead to callbacks, which eat into time and profit. Officials


Strand Technology Lands in the Living Room

Strand technology has been an integral part of the homebuilding industry for decades. Since the introduction of oriented strand board


What’s New: Trends & Technology

Check out these websites.* New products can shape new directions in the building industry. GE Nucleus™ Home Energy Monitor and Management


Bringing 3-D Reality to the Screen

Making movies in 3-D is quickly becoming the norm, and with LP® Solutions™ Software it is one of the key features designers

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