Many major construction firms are now publishing both medium-term and long-term targets to reduce their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, outlining their commitment to support international efforts to mitigate global climate change. Though the carbon dioxide emissions from off-road construction vehicles account for only around 1.1% of global emissions, the International Energy Agency estimates that the construction industry is responsible for approximately 20% of global emissions when the production of building materials (cement, steel, glass, etc) and infrastructure construction projects are included.
MoistureShield® Vision® Cold Brew Color Highlighted in Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s 2022 Remodelers’ Choice 100
Oldcastle APG’s MoistureShield® Vision® Capped Composite Decking in Cold Brew is featured in Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s 2022 Remodelers’ Choice: 100 Most Requested Products. Items showcased on the publication’s “100 Most Requested Products” list are selected by calculating digital page views received by each product mentioned in editorial articles. This indicates emerging trends that are capturing remodelers’ interest.
Canada has a long history of actively celebrating outdoor living, at home and cottage, and one of the focal points is often a deck with all the comforts of the indoors. Achieving fast, efficient and safe deck installations, minus the unsightly and hazardous surface fasteners, CAMO has become a popular brand for installing wood and composite decking. Now, CAMO has made it easier than ever for Canadians to access its bold, impressive line of tools and fasteners with a new Canadian-dedicated website at www.camofasteners.ca.
As a company built on eco-minded values, Trex Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of high-performance, wood-alternative decking and railing, is enlisting communities and organizations to partner in its robust recycling efforts. The recently launched NexTrex® Grassroots Movement provides a turnkey framework for municipalities, universities, nonprofits and other qualifying businesses to serve as centralized drop-off locations for recycling polyethylene plastic film while earning funds for their organizations.
Consumers may continue to see the price of lumber at retail stores drop considerably in the coming months after wholesale prices declined around 50 per cent back in June.Paul Jannke, Principle of Lumber for Forest Economic Advisors says that in March wholesale prices peaked at around $1,400 per thousand board feet (the standard unit of measure for Western Spruce-Fir-Pine lumber), but about a month ago took a nose dive.
A popular bar in Nashville was evacuated after a portion of the outdoor deck seemingly collapsed.Patrons at Loser's Bar and Grill in Midtown were enjoying their Wednesday (August 3) evening ahead of Whiskey Jam when the floor of the deck suddenly buckled around 6 p.m., WKRN reports. There were also reports of a potential gas leak. While initial reports stated the deck collapsed, the Nashville Fire Department has since confirmed the incident is not classified as a collapse. No injuries were reported.
Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. has entered into an agreement to purchase Still Lumber, a building-materials supplier in Conyers, Georgia."Still Lumber is a natural fit with Spahn & Rose," says Dave Davis, Spahn & Rose's CEO. "Like Spahn & Rose, Still Lumber has a long history of providing quality, expert service to contractor and homeowner customers. We're proud to have Still Lumber join the Spahn & Rose family."
Simpson Strong-Tie Introduces Lightweight Quik Drive® Cordless Combo Kit for Faster, Easier Subfloor and Decking Fastener Driving
Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced the Quik Drive® Cordless PROCCS+ Multi-Purpose Combo System, a lightweight, cordless version of its popular Quik Drive auto-feed screw driving system for collated fasteners. Designed to improve speed, reliability, and user comfort for a wide variety of subflooring, underlayment, and decking applications, the cordless Quik Drive features quick-loading collated screw strips, precise countersink adjustment, and the patented Quik Drive auto-advance mechanism.
Deckorators®, a leading brand of UFP Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI), has partnered with JobTread Software to provide their contractor program best-in-class business management support. This partnership demonstrates Deckorators’ continued commitment to supporting and growing its team of Certified Pros.
The second annual Deck Specialist Symposium was a success as deck builders and outdoor living professionals around the country rallied together in a virtual setting to hear from industry leaders and product experts.