Month: August 2015

Energy-Efficient Homes Call for Subfloor Upgrades

in OSB & Panels

Conversations about energy-efficient homes don’t stop with selecting the HVAC system and ensuring leaks are sealed. Many of the decisions builders make to meet the energy code influence or can be influenced by the framing behind the walls and underfoot. In the floor system, those impacts come in the form of ductwork. As an increasing […]

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4 Strategies to Reduce Jobsite Framing Waste

in Trus Joist

Excess or unused wood accounts for up to 40% of jobsite waste, according to estimates from the NAHB. Too many builders, contractors and dealers accept waste as an unavoidable consequence of construction and remodeling, with not enough consideration being given to how waste adds to a project’s cost. Most estimators, for example, are still commonly […]

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Product Spotlight : Parallam® PSL

in Tech Talk

Parallam® PSL, one of our Trus Joist engineered wood product offerings, is manufactured in Delta, British Columbia and Buckhannon, West Virginia.  It is made primarily from douglas fir in the west and yellow poplar/southern yellow pine in the east.  Once harvested, the logs are debarked and pealed into veneers from which they are cut into […]

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