Weyerhaeuser has launched the newest version of Javelin® structural frame software. Javelin is a premier software tool that allows lumber and building material dealers to build a complete 3-D model of a home’s structural frame, with capabilities ranging from simple material takeoffs to specific details on every member in the structure. The program’s modeling capabilities, material list generation, and sharing options help increase accuracy from design to jobsite, reduce installation errors, and improve collaboration.
Did you know that Microsoft is ending support for the Windows® XP operating system in April 2014? While this doesn’t mean that your computers will suddenly stop working, it does mean that Microsoft will no longer be fixing any issues or sending out any security updates for this operating system. To stay on track with […]
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a couple of our mills last week and shot some video clips for this blog. This video shows lumber after it has been surfaced by a planer and before it gets analyzed and sorted with similar boards. There are a few things that are impressive about this video. […]
Nearly every builder has been there before. It’s the early afternoon and on the way to the job site from another job, an inspection is scheduled for 3 o’clock and drywall is scheduled for first thing the next morning when the phone rings—someone just noticed the plumber notched an I-joist flange for a tub drain. […]
Congratulations to Jana Foit and team at Perkins + Will architects for their British Columbia Wood Design Award in the Institutional Wood Design category! Foit led the team of professionals that designed The University of British Columbia Earth Sciences Building. The 5-story building with atrium incorporated TimberStrand® LSL panels in 3.50” x 4′ sub-billets in […]