LiteSteel Beam from LiteSteel Technologies is a cold-formed, lightweight steel construction beam that combines the strength of steel but with the installation workability of wood products. It is designed to be versatile and easy to work with on a jobsite using standard professional-grade tools
Lite Steel Beam
- Product From Superior Polymer
Superior Polymer has released its EcoStud Track and Stud System for interior, non-load-bearing walls. The system is composed of 100 percent recycled lightweight resin, which is pest-, mold- and mildew-resistant and impervious to water. The system avoids thermal bridging and can be installed with common tools. Pre-punched screw holes in the track provide quick attachment to overhead joists and foundation flooring.
- Product From Weyerhaeuser
Weyerhaeuser has added Flak Jacket protection to its Trus Joist TJI joist line. The protection incorporates a special coating that enhances fire resistance. Builders can cut and drill joists as usual and use standard hangers for installation. The joists meet 2012 IRC R501.3 fire-protection requirements in single-family homes. They are available in multiple series and depths to meet various load-bearing requirements.
- Product From Trex Company
Trex Elevations Steel Deck Framing is made of dual-coated galvanized steel that will not sag, rot, split or warp. Components include a beam, joist and track. Materials are composed of 25 percent recycled steel and excess materials from the jobsite are 100 percent recyclable. The system has a 25-year warranty.
- Product From Trim-Tex Inc.
093V Intersections will save you time and money by reducing the need for jobsite miter cuts. The intersections are designed to match the 093V expansion bead. The intersections feature the same superior features such as ¼-in. of controlled expansion and tear away strips to aid in keeping the mudding process clean. Made from a co-extrusion of flexible and rigid vinyl the 093V Intersections are rust proof and dent resistant which eliminates jobsite damage and keeps the bead looking fresh for years to come.
- Product From American Hardwoods Association
The American Hardwoods Promotion campaign has relaunched the American Hardwood Information Center at HardwoodInfo.com. The site provides information on species selection, design trends, care and maintenance, installation, finishing and professional specifying. It features two main sections designed for visitors to quickly find information they need: Admirers and Enthusiasts, with information for consumers and homeowners on choosing, selecting and caring for American hardwoods.
- Product From Superior Walls of America
Superior Walls of America panels are custom made to the specifications of an individual home, including built-in openings for windows and doors. Pre-engineered access for wiring or small plumbing elements along with smart stud facing for easy drywall installation are included and help speed up the installation process.
- Product From Viance
Ecolife Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood preservative is protected with a revolutionary, non-metallic preservative plus wood stabilizer system, offering the natural beauty of real wood combined with advanced weather protection, fastener performance and environmental attributes. It is Green Approved by the NAHB Research Center and complies with specific green building practices criteria in the NAHB’s National Green Building Standard.
- Product From Osmose Inc.
The Osmose MicroPro treated wood process is certified under Scientific Certification System’s Environmentally Preferable Product program based on life-cycle assessment. The company's treated wood products are Green Approved by the National Association of Home Builders for points toward National Green Building Certification to the National Green Building Standard.
- Product From Kerfkore Company
EconoKORE from Kerfkore Co. is a two-ply product with the ability to form curves with a processed MDF core and high-density or poplar plywood overlay. EconoKORE can reach a 6-inch radius and is available in a 1/4-, 3/8 and 3/4-inch thicknesses.
- Product From Universal Forest Products
Open Joist from Universal Forest Products is an open-web, all-wood floor truss engineered with strength and load-carrying capabilities, while using less wood fiber than solid-sawn joists. Each truss is tested to a load equivalent of 2.1 times the required residential design load. Short lengths of sustainable harvested lumber minimizing waste. The truss can earn 4.5 LEED points. Finger joinery and waterproof/fire-resistant structural adhesive support a lifetime warranty.