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Foundations & Framing

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    Simpson Strong-Tie CPTZ Post Base

    This stand-off base keeps the post the code-required 1 inch above the concrete, and can be cast in place or anchored to an existing slab.

     
  • Feeney DesignRail Cable Rail-Framing Kit

    Kits come in 6-foot sections for installation between existing posts.

     
  • Simpson Strong-Wall SB Shear Panel

    A wood shear panel for large openings made from Timberstrand LSL, the product can be trimmed on site by the installer.

     
  • QuickTie Anchor and Cable System

    QuickTie is an anchor-and-cable system for use in seismic areas or where builders have to meet a 90-mph wind code.

     
  • USP Two-Part Anchoring Epoxies

    Designed for embedding rebar or threaded rod into masonry, USP’s two-part epoxies include targeted formulas for nearly every jobsite condition.

     
  • Concrete Lumber Co. Posts, Beams, Joists, and Decking

    Half the weight of standard concrete by volume and able to flex like wood without cracking, Concrete Lumber components are made from a patented lightweight concrete reinforced with pre-stressed wire.

     
  • Armstrong QuikStix Drywall Grid System

    Armstrong’s QuikStix pre-engineered drywall grid system uses two types of studs. The company claims the system cuts framing time in half.

     
  • Gold Coat Joist Hangar Hardware

    Engineered for corrosive environments, such as right on the ocean.

     
  • Fypon Mesa Beam

    This polyurethane beam sports a woodgrain texture and comes pre-primed. Useful for both interior and exterior applications, the beam's hollow core ensures that it's lightweight, too.

     
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    Resin Studs

    The EcoStud stud and track system is for use in non-load-bearing walls

     
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    Truss and Rafter Screw

    The SDWC structural wood screw fastens trusses and rafters to top plates without hardware

     
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    Insulated Lumber

    Trus Joist's TJ Insulated Structural Framing Components make it a little easier to build energy-efficient houses

     
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    Easy Dome

    The Universal Dome Kit simplifies the framing for an elegant ceiling detail

     
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    Rigid Insulation Baffle

    The Smart Baffle is made from corrugated plastic and comes in versions for 16-inch and 24-inch framing

     
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    Slow Burner

    Weyerhaeuser’s Flak Jacket is an intumescent fire-resistant coating for Trus Joist TJIs

     
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    Band-Joist Solution

    Fill the fire-rated Insul Cube with blown insulation, then friction-fit between the joists

     
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    Formwork for Carpenters

    Developed by a Utah contractor, the Spider Tie system is for builders and remodelers who want to do their own formwork

     
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    Ultimate Framer

    With the Chappell Master Framer, you can calculate cuts for complex roof frames

     
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    Warmer, Drier Basements

    Superior Wallsí XiPlus foundation panels have an insulation value of R-21

     
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    Repairable Moment Frame

    The Strong Frame SMF withstands earthquakes better than most special moment frames, says Simpson

     
 
 
 
 
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