January-February 2024 Table of Contents

Features
Training the Trades
A Trade School Triumphs Over Colleges A Trade School Triumphs Over Colleges

How a construction program for at-risk youth in Salinas, Calif. beat out top university design and construction teams in a surprising upset. Read more

Q&A
On the Job
Business
Energy
Code's Eye View
Tools of the Trade
Backfill
Products
Bathroom Vanity Collections Bathroom Vanity Collections

Clean lines and a current look characterize new vanity styles from Hardware Resources. Read more

High-Performance Composite Roof Tiles High-Performance Composite Roof Tiles

Tested to withstand high winds, tiles come in multiple styles, including cedar shake and Spanish barrel tile. Read more

Noise-Reducing Jobsite Earmuffs Noise-Reducing Jobsite Earmuffs

The headphones are equipped with Bluetooth and a noise-canceling microphone. Read more

Stand-Up Screw Fastener Stand-Up Screw Fastener

Save your back when driving structural screws into decks and flooring. Read more

Large-Format Paver Tiles Large-Format Paver Tiles

Interlocking composite pavers are now available in 16-inch squares. Read more

Recyclable Work Tarp Recyclable Work Tarp

Polypropylene-based tarps come in multiple sizes up to 12 by 20 feet. Read more

Wi-Fi-Enabled Smart Outlet Wi-Fi-Enabled Smart Outlet

When the GFCI trips, the outlet sends a notification via an app. Read more

Handcrafted Glass Tiles Handcrafted Glass Tiles

Tiles are fabricated partly with recycled glass in a variety of patterns, shapes, colors, and finishes. Read more

Wood and Composite Deck Screws Wood and Composite Deck Screws

Two new styles of coated exterior screws from Grip-Rite. Read more

Exterior PVC Panels Exterior PVC Panels

Composite PVC tongue-and-groove panels hide fasteners from view. Read more

Concrete Vapor Spray Concrete Vapor Spray

This sealer penetrates the concrete surface to protect against through-slab moisture. Read more

Self-Adhering Waterproofing Membrane Self-Adhering Waterproofing Membrane

Use this two-layer membrane below grade or in other waterproofing applications where there is no UV exposure. Read more

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