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Industry Trends12 min

Today's Smaller, Tighter Lot Size Focuses More Attention on Fire Separation Distance

It’s no secret that many developers, architects, and home and multifamily builders are reducing lot size as one way hold down housing costs…

Outdoor Living11 min

'The Game Day Shed' Featured in July/August Issue of The Family Handyman Magazine

The second annual shed issue of The Family Handyman (July/August 2018), produced in partnership with LP, again featured familiar names from…

Business Advice15 min

Tackling Construction Labor Shortages with Simplified Building Methods

For developers, builders and contractors the labor shortage is significant: The construction industry lost 1.5 million jobs during the rece…

Inspiration2 min

2x6 Walls Achieve Multiple Goals

In many climates, codes are forcing residential construction to use 2x6 walls and denser insulation such as mineral wool. At the same time,…

Business Advice5 min

High-Performance Roofs and Attics Require Exceptional Teamwork

They say that “the future arrives first” in California—and its Title 24 codes are indeed propelling America toward a Zero Net Energy future…

Business Advice3 min

What NOT to Expect: Instant Adoption of 2018 I-Codes

Every three years, the International Code Council updates its International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) – …

Inspiration12 min

8 UL-listed and Intertek-listed Fire-Rated Walls You Should Know

In today’s building environment, it is key for architects, engineers and specifiers to maximize space while maintaining the cost effectiven…

Maintenance4 min

Get More Out of an Outdoor Shed with Warranty Coverage

Beautiful and exceptionally durable, LP® engineered wood products feature many innovations to make your outdoor shed a cut a…

News & Stories8 min

Specifying 1 Hour Fire-Rated Walls

As product engineering develops, more and more architects are now looking for product solutions that bring added value to their 1 hour fire…

Business Advice7 min

10 Tips for Communicating With Framers and Subs

It’s happened to nearly every architect and builder: products are specified, plans are made, and months later directives are overlooked or …

Meeting Fire Protection Requirements—Without Breaking the Bank

Designing to meet code requirements is not always an easy process- but building codes, and particularly those addressing fire, are designed…

Business Advice9 min

Sound Control and Urban Infill

Any builder or architect who works on residential projects in major urban areas knows that there is strategy of building in high-density ne…

5 Fire Code Terms to Know

Navigating the International Building Code and the International Residential Code—and the fire protection requirements within each—can be s…

Fire Code Milestones

When it comes to fire codes, most architects and engineers are familiar with the here and now—the requirements that designs must meet to pa…

Inspiration11 min

More with Less: Code-Compliant OSB Sheathing with Structural Performance Characteristics

Meeting fire codes in zero-lot-line applications, Type III buildings, load-bearing party walls, and roof deck firewalls require fire- resis…

Protect Your Reputation With Durable, Code-Compliant Buildings

Meeting building code requirements is often not the easiest task. What if you could simplify that process while still protecting your botto…

Engineered Wood Magazine: Winter 2016 Issue

This month, we’ve released our semiannual Engineered Wood magazine. This building industry magazine from LP Building Products covers a wide…

Inspiration3 min

LP Introduces the New FlameBlock® I-Joist

As the global leader of engineered wood products, we’re thrilled to be expanding our product line with the new LP FlameBlock®

Inspiration3 min

The Science Behind LP FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing

As the demand for fire-resistant building materials continues to heat up, LP announced the addition of a FlameBlock® Fire-Ra…

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