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Lumber Price Woes Will Persist says NAHB CEO
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Lumber Price Woes Will Persist says NAHB CEO

Expecting SLA fight to linger, he's looking at Chilean wood. More

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Armstong Flooring Brings a New Material to the Market Armstong Flooring Brings a New Material to the Market

Armstrong Flooring debuted its new PRYZM flooring at 2017 IBS. PRYZM is constructed from a thermal plastic core and a cork pad with a durable AC4 commercial-grade layer on top to protect from scratches, spills, stains, fading, scrapes, and dents caused by the weight of appliances, the company says. BUILDER products editor Lauren Shanesy stopped by the Armstrong booth at the show to see the comparison between PRYZM and existing surfaces in a live demo. More

The Success Behind 84 Lumber’s Super Bowl Ad
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The Success Behind 84 Lumber’s Super Bowl Ad

The creative, well-executed commercial can teach the building industry a thing or... More

3 Ways Builders Can Improve Their Moisture Management System
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3 Ways Builders Can Improve Their Moisture Management System

Mismanaged water can have big consequences. Does your moisture management strategy... More

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2017 Hot Trends in Brick
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2017 Hot Trends in Brick

Brick options continue to evolve for virtually endless aesthetic flexibility. More

84 Lumber Super Bowl Campaign Shows Border Wall With a Big Door
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84 Lumber Super Bowl Campaign Shows Border Wall With a Big Door

The building supply company aired a Super Bowl ad and accompanying web video that... More

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Scientists Create "Green" Plastic Made from Pine Needles
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Scientists Create "Green" Plastic Made from Pine Needles

When pine trees are harvested, the needles are simply discarded. Before too long,... More

New Zip System Vers 2.0 Meets Increasing R-Value Requirements
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New Zip System Vers 2.0 Meets Increasing R-Value Requirements

At the 2017 International Builder Show, contributor Matt Risinger visited the... More

New Product Simplifies Rigid Foam Installation
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New Product Simplifies Rigid Foam Installation

The Rigid Foam Clip speeds up installation of rigid foam insulation in floor and... More

Scientists Look For Ways to Turn Cement's Weakness to Strength
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Scientists Look For Ways to Turn Cement's Weakness to Strength

Concrete isn't thought of as a plastic, but plasticity at small scales boosts... More

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