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Horizontal Property Regimes: How to Help Prevent Row Home Fires

The trend to live near downtown hasn’t waned in recent years. However, finding empty lots to construct new houses continues to pose a challenge. Builders are finding solutions within the Horizontal Property Regime (HPR) zoning policy, which allows tall and skinny row homes. However, with as little as six feet between structures the potential for row home fires dramatically increases. Let’s take a look at some of the concerns for both builders and homeowners—and how LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing can help builders meet code.
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How to Install Insulation Sheathing with LP® NovaCore Thermal Insulated Sheathing

New to the LP® Structural Solutions portfolio, LP® NovaCore® Thermal Insulated Sheathing is a …

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How to Engage Design Conscious Construction Clients

With an abundance of inspiration at their disposal, clients may have design goals that exceed their budget. We talked to building professio…

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How Pivoting to Premium Products Can Reduce Customer Callbacks

With today’s hot housing market the last thing you want to do is stop, backtrack, and address a customer callback. In any economy, callback…

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The Importance of Marketing in the Construction Industry

In recent years, the construction industry has seen an upward trend when it comes to spending on new construction with forecasts of 2.5 tri…

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Second Floor Sub-Flooring: Choosing the Right Sub-Floor for Second Stories

Few things are more downright frustrating than a tattletale squeaky floor—especially irksome squeaks that come from the floor above. For ho…

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AFT Construction Podcast: Neil Freidberg and Brad Leavitt Talk Resiliency

No matter how many years in the industry you have under your belt, there’s always more to learn. Emerging construction industry podcasts ma…

A Deep Dive Into R-Values in Construction

Whether you’re building net zero homes, focusing on energy efficiency or meeting local code when constructing single-family homes, it’s imp…

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Reducing Construction Waste With LP® Structural Solutions

In the construction industry, it’s well known that waste on the jobsite is a significant issue. According to the Environmental Protection A…

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How Does Gorilla Glue Technology® Work?

You know Gorilla Glue® is strong—you likely have a few bottles in your toolbox. What makes Gorilla Glue so famous is among t…

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Everything You Need to Know About Outside Corners

As a builder, you are often looking for ways to make the most of your time on the jobsite while still delivering excellent workmanship—and …

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Plywood Vs. LP® SmartSide® for Sheds

For years, plywood materials such as T1-11 shed siding have been a top choice for outdoor structures. They can be used for everything from …

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Learn From Industry Experts: Best Practices for Multigenerational Construction

A multigenerational workforce is not a new concept, but as a new community of tech-savvy builders enters the industry the gap between gener…