To make their homes more comfortable, functional and aesthetically pleasing homeowners are willing to spend more. Here are the trends and product innovations that are shaping what is important today.
In this course, you’ll explore foundational concepts of prefabricated construction, along with its potential advantages. Materials cover the unique benefits of prefabricated light wood-frame and mass timber construction, including types of prefabricated timber systems, assemblies, and wood products used in offsite manufacturing.
Case studies throughout demonstrate a wide range of sustainable prefabricated building examples using advanced light-frame and mass timber construction.
See what changes 2022 brought to the table for building pros. From exterior revitalization to outdoor living, here is what is hot this year.
This course will explore the WELL Building Standard, which is increasingly being used by projects (often in conjunction with LEED) to demonstrate the role buildings play in the health and well-being of occupants. We will cover the 10 Concepts and related Features of WELL, then dig deeper to examine how windows and glazing can help projects earn points in this rating system under the Light, Air, Thermal Comfort, Mind, Materials, and Sound Concepts.
AdvanTech X-Factor is a premium subfloor designed to meet the evolving needs of craft builders. Featuring an innovative built-in, water-shedding barrier, it delivers durability against weather and a smooth, easy-to-clean surface that’s great for written jobsite communications. The unique, enduring look also creates a refined work site to exceed expectations of the most discerning clients.
Trouble with squeaky subfloors, expensive callbacks and rework? Go Behind the Build with AdvanTech subfloor assembly. Here you'll learn how to qualify for a Squeak Free Guarantee for the panel-to-joist connection of the subfloor using AdvanTech subflooring and AdvanTech subfloor adhesive.
The role of the construction industry in combating climate change is a relatively new consideration, but one that is gaining prominence on sustainability agendas at a global scale. Individual home owners, contractors, and developers each have a role to play in reducing carbon emissions at the residential scale. Here are five project examples that illustrate how you can build single-family housing sustainably, with style.
Two years into the pandemic, homeowners are looking to return to their roots. For home design trends, that means a pivot to warmer living spaces accented with wood tones that help residents relax and reconnect with nature, especially as families continue to spend time indoors. Continue reading for ways to keep your clients’ homes current while leaning on wood’s restorative nature to give them the calm and peace they’re seeking today.
Americans are increasingly turning to professional builders and remodelers for their home renovation projects. But homeowners looking to increase the value of their residences need to be strategic in their upgrades. For builders and remodelers, that means the opportunity is now back on the table to offer homeowners cost-effective and stunning ways to improve the value of their homes, while employing one of the most versatile and easy-to-work with building materials available: wood.
Renovating for long-term ROI can be a balancing act. For homeowners, it’s important that renovations offer immediate benefits while also standing the test of time, both functionally and aesthetically. The key to timeless renovation is functional design rooted in tradition. One of the oldest and most renewable building materials—wood—is sustainable, stylish, and classic.