Installation

Wood Beam Design and Installation Considerations

in Tech Talk

Wood Beam Design and Installation Considerations The successful design and installation of engineered wood beams such as Microllam® LVL, TimberStrand® LSL and Parallam® PSL goes beyond just looking up a member in a table. Knowing how the beam will be loaded (either side loaded or top loaded) and the overall application of the member will […]

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Edge Gold™ OSB: Thicker is Quicker

in OSB & Panels

Imagine this: a jobsite where framing is going faster than anticipated. How? By selecting thick Edge GoldTM panels for the subflooring.   “The 1-1/8″ Edge Gold OSB panels are a great replacement on commercial projects for lightweight concrete toppings or gypcrete,” says Alex Kuchar, OSB technical manager for Weyerhaeuser. “Using the thick OSB panels eliminates […]

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Get “Appy”

in Distribution

Apps are everywhere. Glance down at your phone and you probably have an app for everything from the local weather to maps to solitaire. But, do you have apps for visualizing decking or ordering Weyerhaeuser literature? You could!   To make your work life easier, we’ve collected a listing of some of the free apps […]

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Kitchen Island Design Considerations

in Tech Talk

Kitchen islands are a common source of homeowner frustration with respect to floor performance.  When walking by the island, occupants may notice movement of the countertop or the rattling of a utensil holder.  Since many countertops are stone, it is often assumed the supporting floor joist system was not designed properly to account for the […]

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Mid-Rise, Wood-Framed, Type III Construction – How to Frame the Floor to Wall Intersection at Exterior Walls

in Tech Talk

With the increasing popularity of wood-framed, mid-rise construction projects, there have been many questions regarding the appropriate way to frame the exterior wall at the floor intersection.  Due to the size and number of stories of these buildings, they often fall into Type III construction, which is characterized by exterior walls of non-combustible material or […]

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