IBS 2016 Recap

Last week, we exhibited at the 2016 International Builders' Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada. An estimated 50,000 building professionals from around the world attended the three-day show hosted by the National Association of Home Builders. The LP Building Products booth attracted show attendees who stopped by the booth to check out our exciting interactive displays and product demos.

This year at the show, we debuted the new LP FlameBlock I-Joist, which combines the strength of an LP SolidStart I-Joist with LP FlameBlock’s proven, patented, non-combustible Pyrotite coating to slow the effects of heat and flames. We also put the spotlight on a few other products that help meet fire codes more efficiently, like LP FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing in several UL approved assemblies and LP Solidstart, an LSL product that is dimensionally stable for straighter and simpler installation. Like the FlameBlock I-Joist, LP SolidStart is a great option for builders looking to meet the 2012 and 2015 IRC codes. 

If you weren’t able to attend the show, you can check out our live social media coverage on our social channels!

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Industry Trends5 min

Helping Small Builders Compete Against the Giants

Big builder market share has doubled in the last 25 years and now represents about 50 percent of housing starts nationwide – and even 75 percent in some major metro areas. These mega-builders have huge budgets for both land development and marketing. It’s increasingly difficult for small and medium-sized builders to compete, but LP is committed to helping them prosper.

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Leading the Way in Supply Chain Innovation

To better serve its customers in areas of order accuracy and delivery predictability, LP has set some of the industry’s most aspirational supply chain goals. Senior leaders meet regularly with experts at Gartner, arguably the nation’s best consulting firm in the realm of supply chain optimization. The aim is to apply best practices in procurement, logistics and working capital across more than $1 billion of addressable spend.

Maintenance4 min
Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide

Move aside, Old Man Winter—it’s officially springtime. Could your home’s exterior use some sprucing up before you’re officially ready to soak up the sun? This spring cleaning season, make sure you’re showing some TLC to both the interior and exterior of your home.

Business Advice5 min
The Importance Of Vapor Permeability In Building Envelopes

For weather-resistant barriers (WRBs), ASTM has developed rigorous tests for water resistance and water penetration, plus an air barrier assembly test. But an equally important test is ASTM E96, which measures water vapor permeability over a 24-hour period.