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Feb 18, 2020

Garage over Basement with Superior Walls Xi 10 foot walls and Old Castle residential hollowcore plank.  Custom Egress for better light and access with Superior Walls Xi 10 foot walls window wells by these ingenious, code-compliant window wells feature an innovative step design that aids egress, and can be landscaped with compact plants or flowers by BILCO ScapeWEL.  The 2019 Idea House in the coveted historic district of downtown New Canaan, CT featured the restoration of the facade of an 1880’s ...

Feb 18, 2020

Ethan Graff is a logistics guy. Perhaps it’s his dedication to finding solutions that intrigued him about precast concrete panels. It’s no surprise that when it came time to build his own home, he turned to Superior Walls products.  “I like doing things a little differently than everyone else,” says Graff, who works as vice president-professional services for Ramp Systems and lives in Mullica Hill, N.J. “In our area, no one has a home with stacked Superior Walls products — so I had to do it!”  ENERG ...

Feb 18, 2020

Well not quite, but building state of the art dormitories in 6 months is quite an accomplishment. Foundations went in in March of 2019 and Buildings Opened in September. Together with our Partners  EYP Architects and Engineers, Consigli Construction, and Modular Steel Systems, We were quite pleased to be partners in this project and hap-py with the results.  Ready for Class Fall 2019 https://www.fairfield.edu/construction/buildings/south-townhouses.html 

Feb 12, 2020
FARGO, North Dakota

Door Stud, LLC, creator of innovative solutions to the trades in the home building and remodeling industry, introduced a tool that revolutionizes how pre-hung or slab doors are hung. The Door Stud® enables the installer to conduct a single person, hands-free installation.    This revolutionary tool increases productivity while reducing the risk of damage to the installer, door or surrounding wall. With the Door Stud, the installer handles a door once.  The Door Stud - Standard unit is designed f ...

Feb 11, 2020
Lake Zurich, Ill

According to a recent industry report, radiant heating sales in 2019 were led by both electric floor heating mats and heating cables.  WarmlyYours, a manufacturer specializing in radiant heating products like electric floor warming systems, released their “2019 Q4 & Annual Industry Report” recently. This report analyzes the sales of radiant heating products within the wider context of the national housing and remodeling markets. One of the primary conclusions drawn in the report was that sales o ...
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Feb 07, 2020

ZIP System™ liquid flash is a fluid-applied flashing membrane made of STPE (silyl-terminated-polyether) technology. The moisture-curing formula combines the durability of silicones with the toughness of urethanes to easily flow into corners and curves to lock out water and air. When used with ZIP System integrated sheathing in building enclosures, it becomes an integral part of a streamlined, continuous air- and water barrier structural system. Recently, builders pursuing heightened air barrier ...

Feb 07, 2020

WITH 20 INTEGRATED SHEATING PANELS AND MORE THAN 12 FLASHING OPTIONS, ZIP SYSTEM’S FAMILY OF PRODUCTS TACKLE ANY PROJECT WITH EASE   ZIP System® building enclosures offer structural and sealing solutions for the fastest way to a tight, dry house. For easy-to-achieve, continuous air and water barriers in roof and wall assemblies, ZIP System™ sealing solutions include acrylic seam sealing and stretchable flashing tapes, as well as fluid-applied options. Today, this family of products offers buildi ...

Feb 07, 2020

THE FIRST MANUFACTURER-WARRANTED, ROOF SHEATHING SYSTEM THAT MEETS THE SEALED ROOF DECK STANDARDS FOR A FORTIFIED ROOF™   Every year, storms cause hundreds of millions—sometimes billions—of dollars in damage to homes. Your first line of defense is a strong, resilient roof. Based on recent findings from The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), ZIP System® Roof Assembly is the first manufacturer-warranted1, roof sheathing system2 that meets the sealed roof deck standard for a FOR ...

Feb 07, 2020

CONNECTORS WITH A HEART - Camp Good Days and Special Times, in Branchport, NY, gives children and adults with cancer a residential camping experience to help them forget about being a patient. It’s your typical summer camp - swimming, canoeing, archery, arts & crafts, and woodworking – except for the campers, who all have some connection with cancer. Services are free for campers through the generosity of local volunteers and businesses. SITUATION The camp’s woodworking shop is run by adult volu ...

Feb 03, 2020

Distributor samples unique new decking on his own home  As a longtime building material distributor, Steve Rhone figured he was familiar with most types of decking on the market. But he was so impressed with one versatile new product that he not only used it for his own deck, he agreed to distribute it to his customers.  Rhone, the president of Weston Forest Products in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, lives in a 20-year-old custom home about 45 minutes north of Toronto. It had a large wood-plastic ...

Feb 03, 2020

Most composite decking manufacturers now offer a capstock line, covering their wood-plastic-composite core with an all-plastic outer layer. Tiva Building Products has gone one better—capping its PVC core with ASA (acrylic-styrene-acrylonitrile), a tough, rigid plastic known for its heat resistance, color retention, and weatherability.   The product comes from a deck builder-turned-retailer-now manufacturer. “I started designing and buiding decks in 1986,” said Terry Fangrad, Tiva’s founder and C ...

Jan 29, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C.

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) recreates hurricane-like conditions to demonstrate the performance of FORTIFIED Roof building standards using a ZIP System Roof Assembly, resulting in a dry attic   The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) conducted a hurricane-force, wind-driven rain demonstration on January 9, 2020, to show the water resistance of a FORTIFIED Roof™ built with a ZIP System® Roof Assembly. ZIP System Roof Assembly is the first manufacture ...

Jan 20, 2020

MAX USA CORP. announces the availability of their new CN565S3 SuperSider to the North and South American markets.  MAX has reduced the end user cost while maintaining the key features professional contractors need on jobsites. One extraordinary feature is the upgraded contact nose that is removable and designed with a larger inside diameter to accommodate larger nail heads and for easy jam clearance. The design of the nose dramatically reduces driver marks and reduces wire flying out when using ...

Jan 20, 2020
Mineola, NY

MAX USA CORP. announces the availability of its new PowerLite High Pressure Coil Framing Nailer, the HN90F.  This MAX PowerLite High Pressure Coil Framing Nailer has the power to drive nails through engineered lumber such as LSL and LVL.  It can shoot 1 ¾” to 3 ½” wire collated nails and 1 ¾” to 3” plastic collated nails.  At only 5.7 lbs., the HN90F is approximately 40% lighter than most conventional coil framing tools, without sacrificing power.  The HN90F has a patented maintenance free end c ...

Jan 20, 2020
Plainview, NY

MAX USA CORP., Plainview, NY, announces the availability of its new NF255SF2/18 SuperFinisher to North and South American markets. This far from typical 18ga. brad nailer, which can be used for finish & trim, door/window casing, cabinet, panel assembly and subflooring applications, has several innovative features that set it apart from a conventional brad nailer.The NF255SF2/18 SuperFinisher was constructed with a Precision Point Contact Nose, which allows users to fasten trim in narrow spaces a ...

Jan 20, 2020
Mineola, NY

MAX USA CORP. announces the availability of their new CN565S2 SuperSider to the North and South American markets.  MAX has reduced the end user cost while maintaining the key features professional contractors need on jobsites. One extraordinary feature is the new nose design that dramatically reduces driver marks  The slim nose design also reduces wire flying out when using wire collated nails. Also the CN565S2 SuperSider has our easy-load magazine with a fold out nail support to easily load fas ...

Jan 20, 2020
Mineola, NY

MAX USA CORP. announces the availability of their CN445R3 to the North and South American markets. The MAX CN445R3 SuperRoofer is a lightweight professional grade coil roofing nailer. It is equipped with special features such as a tar resistant nose designed to resist tar 4x longer than conventional tools thus reducing the amount of time spent cleaning tar from the tool. The SuperRoofer is also equipped with a full round-head driver blade for better holding power, a magnet that holds the last na ...

Jan 20, 2020

Self-adhered, modified bitumen membranes install at low temperature, widening the window of opportunity for roofing applications Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems, expands its self-adhered product offering with the addition of Elastoflex SA V Polar Base™ and Elastoflex SA P Polar Cap™. Optimized for performance in colder conditions, these resilient roofing membranes save on labor and can extend the roofing season. Elastoflex SA V Polar Base and E ...

Jan 20, 2020

Introducing a robust, self-adhered base sheet for enhanced performance Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems, develops Elastoflex SA V Plus self-adhered modified bitumen membrane. At 100 mils (2.5 mm) thick, this robust base sheet or inter ply can be used to design multi-ply, low-slope roof systems backed by long-term warranties. Elastoflex SA V Plus is 20 percent thicker than the existing Elastoflex SA V membrane. When used in conjunction with an ap ...

Jan 20, 2020

POLYflix™ channel provides high-quality videos about Polyglass’ products, people and services Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems, announces POLYflix™, its relaunched YouTube® channel that provides a variety of high-quality instructional and informational videos at one convenient home. POLYflix™ features step-by-step video guides to prepping a roof for coating, addressing details such as pipe penetrations and corners, applying fabric roof reinforce ...

Jan 13, 2020
Maumee, Ohio

Fypon, the recognized leader in decorative millwork utilizing polyurethane product design, innovation and molding technology, is launching its 2020 new products at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS), Jan. 21-23 in Las Vegas. Fypon is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (FBHS) and will be showcasing new products alongside other FBHS brands including Therma-Tru, Fiberon and Master Lock. “We strive to develop durable products that deliv ...

Jan 10, 2020

Product donation provides weather-protected home for Rhode Island cancer survivor.  GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE:GCP), a leading global provider of construction products technologies, is pleased to announce that they partnered with Sweenor Builders Incorporated to donate roofing product for their 2019 Habitat for Humanity project in South Kingston, Rhode Island.  For years, Sweenor Builders and GCP have partnered with the Emmy Award-winning TV series This Old House® to build and remodel one-of ...

Dec 27, 2019

Leading publications & industry organizations award GCP for transforming the construction technology industry. GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE:GCP), a leading global provider of construction products technologies, is proud to announce that 2019 was a milestone year of achievements. Publications, editors, customers and industry organizations honored the company with top awards for product innovation, diversity, and leadership in the construction technology industry.  “It is an honor to be recogniz ...

Dec 17, 2019
DENVER

GOBOARD® INTRODUCES VERSATILE SHOWER SYSTEM  Johns Manville (JM), a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products and a Berkshire Hathaway company, introduced the GoBoard® Point Drain Shower System at the Coverings 2019 ceramic tile and natural stone trade show last month in Orlando, Fla. The shower system is a new addition to the GoBoard product line. “The GoBoard Point Drain Shower System is easily customizable to fit basically every shower size and works ...

Nov 19, 2019

Builder likes dependability of the products because they allow them to get the home dried in quicker, providing a waterproof seal.  For more than 25 years, Sweenor Builders Incorporated has custom cra"ed luxury homes in coastal Rhode Island. The award-winning builder collaborates with many of New England’s leading architects on exceptional home construction and remodeling projects. Since 2017, Sweenor Builders has partnered with the Emmy Award-winning TV series This Old House to build and remode ...

Nov 03, 2019

S41 E5: Decking for BeginnersIn this episode: Kevin arrives to the house to find Tommy outside teaching the apprentices how to set posts and beams to frame for a new deck.  On the exterior, where the first floor meets the second floor, is a flared edge detail that runs all the way around the house. Jeff shows Kevin how his crew will use 150 precut rafter tails made of laminated finger-jointed lumber to frame the flare or “sweep”.  The homeowners meet with Jenn to talk about hardscape around the ...

Oct 15, 2019

GCP Applied Technologies’ high-performance products featured on This Old House® fall 2019 season. GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE:GCP), a leading global provider of construction products technologies, is pleased to announce that the This Old House crew has again chosen its building materials for the renovation of the new home renovation project in Westerly Rhode Island, airing on the Emmy Award-winning TV series in October.  The series premiered October 3, 2019 (check local listings). The new sea ...

Aug 16, 2019
Lake Zurich, Ill.

WarmlyYours has developed and launched an innovative new control option for electric snow melting systems that enables remote operation via a smart device.  WarmlyYours, a radiant heating manufacturer specializing in floor heating and snow melting systems for heated driveways, recently released the new Snow and Ice Melting WiFi Control, which can be used to operate snow melting or roof and gutter deicing systems. The new control is the first of its kind for WarmlyYours and represents a very econ ...

Jun 18, 2019

Armadillo Deck, a composite decking, adds five colors in response to the trend toward bold, vibrant colors: Bronco, Foothills, Smoke, Sunset and Walnut. These new deck colors include the introduction of a pronounced streaking pattern. In total, the company offers four composite deck lines in 17 colors and a limited lifetime warranty. Armadillo Deck recommends installation using the TurboClip Universal Hidden Deck Clip. Visit armadillodeck.com or call (320) 243-7318 for more information.

Jun 18, 2019

TurboClip from Avon Plastics is a universal hidden deck clip that works with all major brand composite decking boards, including its sister brand Armadillo Deck. Aiming to cut deck board installation time, a TurboClip stick—offered in a ¼-in. Standard Gap or 3/16-in. Narrow Gap clips—includes 16 universal hidden deck slips plus one grip clip at the end to avoid wasting deck clips. Visit turboclipusa.comor call (320) 243-7318 for more information.

Jun 16, 2019
Maumee, Ohio

Therma-Tru has been named the “Brand Used Most Often” in the entry doors category in the 2019 Remodeling Brand Use Study presented by Hanley Wood. “It’s an honor to be named Brand Used Most Often by remodelers,” said Mark Ayers, vice president of marketing at Therma-Tru Corp. “This indicates that we continue to offer the on-trend products homeowners ask for.” The Remodeling Brand Use Study, presented by Remodeling magazine and Hanley Wood, is conducted every two years by The Farnsworth Group. Th ...

Apr 02, 2019
Lake Zurich, Ill.

WarmlyYours has launched a new digital tool which is expected to make online quoting for electric floor heating faster and easier.  The new tool was officially launched earlier this week by WarmlyYours, a radiant heating manufacturer that specializes in floor warming systems. The Design Tool allows users to “draw” a digital version of their project to scale with fixtures like doorways, sofas, showers, vanities etc. According to Julia Billen, owner and president of WarmlyYours, this level of deta ...

Feb 25, 2019
OSSIAN, Indiana

Perma-Column LLC today announced that its signature line of deck posts has been certified by the International Code Council as complying with international building codes. Certification from ICC, the authority on building code compliance, means builders can more quickly attain approvals and permits while customers gain a greater trust in Perma-Column® deck posts.  Indiana-based Perma-Column developed its patented design to address the industrywide  problem of rotting wood posts in foundation sys ...

Feb 04, 2019
Oakland, CA

New product offering significantly expands railing design options Feeney, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality stainless steel and aluminum railing systems, will introduce at the 2019 International Builders Show DesignRail® Panel Infill, a trend forward line of alternative infills for both interior and exterior railing applications. The new infills will be offered in a variety of standard materials and styles, and can also be customized to meet almost any residential or commercial design ...

Feb 04, 2019
Oakland, CA

New kits offer stylish protection from the elements Feeney, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality stainless steel and aluminum railing systems, will unveil at the 2019 International Builders Show a line of stationary awnings designed to provide protection in a wide variety of climates and settings. Constructed of powder-coated aluminum and strong polycarbonate panels for long-lasting durability and defense from the weather, the new Awning Kits are available in two styles: Icon, a streamli ...

Jun 21, 2018
Oakland, CA

New kit offers a low-profile option to brand’s popular CableRail product line Feeney, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality stainless steel and aluminum railing systems, recently debuted a new, low-profile version of its CableRail kits. The CableRail Conceal Kit was developed to provide a solution for customers seeking a more streamlined cable railing aesthetic. The end caps on the outside of the railing posts are thinner, and the fittings are shorter in length so they can be completely c ...

Jun 21, 2018
Oakland, CA

Kits include all components to build a complete railing system with CableRail infill and will be stocked at Feeney dealer locations  Feeney, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality stainless steel and aluminum railing systems, recently debuted pre-packaged DesignRail® Aluminum Railing Kits specifically designed for use with CableRail infill. The new railing kits were created to offer a fast and easy way to install exterior or interior aluminum railings with Feeney CableRail. Engineered usin ...

Jan 31, 2019

JLC LIVE New England and This Old House Join Together to Rebuild the Trades Informa Exhibitions and This Old House are partnering at the JLC LIVE New England Residential Construction Show taking place March 27-30 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI to promote the importance of apprenticeships for the building and construction industry.  JLC LIVE annually attracts over 7,000 residential construction builders and contractors with live building clinics and live product demonstra ...

Apr 11, 2018

JLC LIVE New England 2018 wrapped up another successful event at the Rhode Island Convention Center, March 23-24; Conference March 22-24. Professional builders, remodelers and construction specialists filled the convention center to visit with more than 240 exhibiting companies showing the latest building products, tools and services. Attendees also had the opportunity to attend more than 40 education sessions with well-known industry speakers and networking opportunities for exhibitors and atte ...

Apr 13, 2016
Dallas, TX

JLC LIVE New England 2016, held March 16-19 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI, added excitement to the first week of the NCAA Basketball Playoffs, which were held next door at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.  From the exhibitors to conference sessions, and student group program to event attendance, the 2016 event echoed the residential construction industry’s growth.  Attendance numbers topped 7,300 and brought together attendees from 44 states and 4 different countries.  In add ...

Jun 08, 2015
Dallas, TX

Just seven weeks after the JLC LIVE New England 2015 event, and with ten months still to go, 2015 exhibitors have locked in 80% of the available booth space for the upcoming 2016 event, which will be held March 19-20 in Providence, RI.  The success of the JLC LIVE 2015 event spurred immediate activity within the residential building product manufacturing industry, as these companies jumped at the opportunity to participate, again, in this annual event which brings close to 8,000 attendees.  The ...

Apr 06, 2015
Dallas, TX

JLC LIVE New England 2015, held March 18-21 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, celebrated its twentieth anniversary by expanding their exhibition and educational offerings at this year’s blockbuster event.  The event also continued to expand its Student Program, offering hands-on educational presentations to young building and remodeling professionals from local schools.    Attendance numbers topped 7,200 with many first time attendees traveling from out of state to attend demo ...

Apr 18, 2014

JLC LIVE New England 2014, held March 21-22 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, boasted the biggest show floor in the event’s 19 year history. Catering to the residential builder and remodeler, the Rhode Island Convention Center saw an unprecedented number of exhibitors, sold out show floor space, as well as the event’s most active exhibit hall with over 120 live action clinic and demonstration sessions. Over four dozen conference sessions were held in conjunction with the event spanning four ...

Apr 29, 2013
Dallas, TX

JLC LIVE New England 2013 wrapped up another successful event at the Rhode Island Convention Center, March 22-23. Professional builders, remodelers and residential construction specialists filled the convention center to experience the new products and equipment showcased by 214 exhibiting companies. Industry leaders presented more than 50 education sessions at the conference March 20-23.“It’s exciting to see the crowds that flock to JLC LIVE New England.  And, for them, we want to ensure that w ...

Apr 16, 2012
Dallas, TX

Professional builders, remodelers and numerous other residential construction professionals congregated March 23 - 24 inside the Rhode Island Convention Center in downtown Providence, Rhode Island to attend JLC LIVE.  With space at a premium, the 2012 New England event provided passionate attendees with even more exhibits and interactive feature areas.  JLC LIVE, New England’s most anticipated annual professional construction event, delivered 208 exhibiting companies, 55,604 total square feet of ...

Feb 06, 2012
Dallas, TX

JLC LIVE New England, in partnership with Maryland-based Core-Apps, today released a new mobile app available for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry. The new product gives attendees and exhibitors access to a fully integrated trade show solution that streamlines real-time information including alerts, interactive floor map and networking tools. “JLC LIVE Show App is a great tool that will really make your trip to the show even more productive,” said Rick McConnell, president of Hanley Wood Exh ...

May 05, 2011
Dallas, TX

Residential construction professionals converged on the Rhode Island Convention Center March 23 - 26 eager to learn and do business. The re-vamped 2011 New England event provided attendees with more exhibits, new show features and an expanded conference program. Over 55 business topics on sales, estimating, social networking and marketing comprised the 2011 conference program.Rising energy prices generated increased demand for topics on maximizing energy-efficiency to improve a home’s performanc ...

Apr 06, 2011
Dallas, TX

Residential construction professionals converged on the Rhode Island Convention Center March 23 - 26 eager to learn and do business.  The re-vamped 2011 New England event provided attendees with more exhibits and new show features.  The excitement and buzz of this most-anticipated annual regional event translated into 206 exhibiting companies (a 15% increase over the 2010 event) and a total verified attendance of 6,942 (a 9% increase over the 2010 event).Exhibiting companies filled the exhibit h ...

Apr 20, 2010
Dallas, TX

It was a repeat performance.  Once again residential construction professionals filled the Rhode Island Convention Center March 24-27 with enthusiasm and purpose.  Given the market conditions of the past 12 months and the inclement weather during the event, an impressive 6,312 qualified attendees traveled from across New England to do serious business at the 15th Annual New England JLC LIVE Residential Construction Show.  The enthusiasm, exuberance and professionalism of the residential builders ...
 
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