Summer2012 Issue


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,


Additional Optimism

We’re now at a five-year high for optimism in the remodeling market, according to the National Association of Home Builders Remodeling Market Index (RMI), a quarterly survey of 2,000 homebuilders in the United States conducted to see which parts of their business are on the upswing or downswing.


Living By The Code

With the arrival of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), the building industry begins the process of adopting the code at the state level. In line with the goals set by the U.S. Department of Energy, the 2012 IECC sets out to achieve a 30 percent energy savings over previously published codes.


Builder Spotlight: Davidon Homes

Headquartered in California, Davidon Homes has been building luxury move-up homes for more than 30 years. According to Randy Hensley, director of project development, these homes fulfill the dreams of homeownership and create pride for thousands of homebuyers thanks to Davidon’s innovative design, superb craftsmanship, and attention to detail.


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.


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).


Builder News & Trends

reThink Wood Offers More Reasons to Choose Wood Formed in 2011, reThink Wood is a coalition of interests representing North


Infographic: Why Choose Wood?

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Building More Than Homes

Over the past few years, the economic downturn has affected everyone in the building industry. In spite of these challenging market conditions, the building community continues to generously give back, providing homes and hope for families and organizations across the country.