Building Components

Products used in the overall structural system of a building.

Central States Manufacturing breaks ground on new facility in Claysburg, PA

Central States Manufacturing has broken ground on a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Martin J. Marasco Business Park near Claysburg, Pennsylvania. Central States has committed to the creation of 50 new, full-time jobs over the next three years, and investing at least $5.8 million on the project. This will be Central States Manufacturing’s...

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. Prof. of Engineering...

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 into different structural...

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 downloading in the...

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 roof? The answer?...

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.  

Three New Products From Levi’s Building Components

New from Levi’s . . . Universal Closure This open cell polyurethane foam is an economical way to seal and fill any space under ridge caps, trim and other openings between metal panels. Easily compresses or expands to fill gaps or voids. Easy install means your job gets done fast. Available in 25’ rolls....

TFC expands Blazer line of stainless cap screws

Triangle Fastener has added two new sizes to its Blazer Stainless Cap Head Drill Screw line. Now available are a #12-24 x 1-¼ inch and 2-inch Blazer-5 designed to attach steel, aluminum or stainless steel to steel substrates from .125 inch up to .500 inch thick. Features and Benefits: Blazer-5 Point drills and taps...

Quick guide to fasteners for treated wood

By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder Magazine – A surprising amount of science goes in to the making of those small but mighty screws, bolts and connectors used in preservative-treated woods. The science has been standardized by ASTM, with box labeling used to help builders simplify the user process. Joe Stager, vice president for product...