Building Components

Products used in the overall structural system of a building.

Old School Construction, New School Materials

A General Contractor with a penchant for self-performing the critical path values efficiency in process and products An old adage proclaims “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” Doing it all would be virtually impossible in today’s commercial construction where complex building systems, vast arrays of material choices, design...

James Hardie Launches JHinsite Technical Services Platform

CHICAGO — James Hardie Building Products Inc., has launched an advanced support site for commercial customers, JHinsite.com. By registering as a member-user and creating a free account, multi-family and commercial architects, engineers, general contractors and consultants have immediate access to: Complete product information, technical documents and specifications BIM/Revit content for download Alternative design supplements, backed...

Leland Industries

Leland Industries Expands Into New Addition

Leland Industries Inc., a domestic producer of metal building fasteners since 1984, has added 50,000 square feet to its manufacturing plant and warehouse to meet growing demands for quality metal and post-frame building fasteners. The addition was completed earlier in 2016, but work continued with equipment upgrades. New machines were installed and existing machines re-located, all the while maintaining production levels...

Research Shows Radiant Barrier Market Continues to Grow

The radiant barrier market continues to grow, in part due to global warming, according to a third-party research firm. Persistence Market Research (PMR), based in New York City, recently published their report, “Radiant Barrier Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2016-2026”. In addition to a brief overview of how radiant barriers work, what...

Discovering a cure for concrete cancer

Researchers at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, have discovered a cure for concrete cancer utilizing discarded glass. Concrete cancer is a chemical reaction that leads to the degradation of concrete. “Every year, millions of tons of glass bypass recycling centers and end up in North American landfills,” says Assoc....

This project used foam for backfill

How to cost-effectively nestle a building into a hillside was a problem facing Peter Sherrer, owner of PSG, a Wisconsin based firm specializing in real estate and construction. The building in question was a new 55,000 square foot office and distribution center for Wisconsin Vision Associates of Burlington. Early design investigations...

Redesigned Petersen Catalog Features Five New PAC-CLAD Products

Petersen introduces five new products in the PAC-CLAD lineup, all beautifully presented in its redesigned corporate catalog. The updated catalog also includes new, enhanced features for an existing product, plus 30 new photographs of inspirational architecture designed using PAC-CLAD roof and wall products. The new catalog is available for viewing or...

Lester Building Systems Launches New Patented Metal Roof System

New Product Gives Consumers Innovative Upgrade with Big Savings. Paul Boor, vice president of engineering at Lester Building Systems, asked himself a simple question. How can we make a better metal roof system? Specifically, can we make one that delivers the benefits of both a standing seam roof and a through-fastened...

New Products: sliding door hardware in oil-rubbed bronze

Transform any interior opening or doorway with this unique and innovative design for sliding doors that saves space and creates a decorative enclosure for any room. National Hardware offers the new interior sliding door hardware in a rustic oil-rubbed bronze horseshoe kit and a bold, contemporary satin nickel kit.