January 5, 2018
University of Tennessee Architecture Students Design Tall Wood Structure for Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 5, 2018) – As the construction boom continues, sustainable urban building practices should be incorporated into every step of urban planning and development. Fourth year architecture students in the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design participated in the Nashville Civic Design Center’s (NCDC) Urban Design Studio challenge to design a wood-framed, high-rise multi-use structure.
On December 4, the architectural students participated in the final review of the 15-story Timber Tower Studio project, which was co-sponsored by Nashville-based LP Building Products, a leader in high-performance building solutions, and the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for High-Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments.
November 2, 2017
Waterfalls and Raging Rivers: LP Goes to Extremes to Demonstrate Performance of Legacy Sub-Flooring
In a remote forest north of Vancouver, product experts from LP Building Products and two of the world’s leading kayakers embarked on the ultimate mission: to demonstrate the strength and durability of LP Legacy™ sub-flooring by exposing it to one of Mother Nature’s biggest extremes.
Under the lens of adventure photographers and videographers, the team sent an LP Legacy sub-flooring panel over the edge of Britannia Falls, a 70-foot drop flowing at 625 cubic feet per second. The panel then remained in the falls’ swirling wake overnight.
September 19, 2017
LP Introduces Premium Sub-Flooring With Superior Strength and Industry-Leading Stiffness
LP Building Products, the leader in high-performance building solutions, is answering the call for tougher sub-flooring with the launch of LP Legacy™, APA rated* with the highest bending stiffness and as one of the strongest sub-floor panels in the industry.
Packed with more resin, wax, and wood strands and made with Gorilla Glue Technology™, LP Legacy engineered sub-floor boasts superior moisture resistance that prevents edge swell. As a result, LP Legacy carries a class-leading “Covered Until It’s Covered” no-sand warranty, as well as a Lifetime Limited Warranty that lasts as long as the home.
September 5, 2017
LP Commits $1 Million for Hurricane Harvey Relief
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) (NYSE:LPX) announced today its commitment of $1 million to support Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts in Texas, as well as match employee contributions to hurricane relief.
LP will make a $500,000 donation distributed to non-profit organizations including the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and the United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund to help with emergency shelter, food and relief supplies. In addition, the company will work with appropriate organizations to donate $500,000 in LP building products for rebuilding efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.
August 16, 2017
LP Building Products Debuts New LP® SmartSide® Perfection Shingle
LP Building Products, the leader in high-performance building solutions, has added a new product to the LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding product line with the LP SmartSide Perfection Shingle. This new engineered wood fiber lap shingle features a fine sawn wood texture with no knots. Perfection Shingle achieves the harmonious balance of cedar like texture and the clean lines of shingles. LP SmartSide Perfection Shingles will have a 5.5” to 6.5” reveal and is designed for use in single-family, multifamily and light commercial applications.
July 31, 2017
LP to Acquire International Barrier Technology Inc.
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) (NYSE: LPX) today announced it has entered into an arrangement agreement to acquire Watkins, Minn.-based International Barrier Technology Inc. (Barrier) for $22 million.
The agreement is for 100 percent of the shares of Barrier, a British Columbia company publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange, making Barrier a wholly owned subsidiary of LP.
May 11, 2017
LP Now Warrants Its Engineered Wood Siding For Hail Damage
Builders and remodelers use LP® SmartSide® treated engineered wood siding with confidence because it has advanced durability. It’s now also warranted for hail damage.
In 2015, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, 5,411 major hailstorms were reported. These storms occurred in all 48 continental states. With this much severe weather across the country, hail-resistant siding can be a huge selling point for builders and remodelers in marketing to consumers.