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Oct 01, 2018
Baltimore, MD

At Booth 1047 at the Remodeling Show and Deck Expo, Velocity Robotics will launch Autoset, a revolutionary new smart positioning tool that enables remodeling contractors to measure and cut 50% faster with precision accuracy while maximizing yield from every piece they cut. Attendees at the Remodeling Show will be invited to use Autoset to cut either wood OR the massive 10-pound Jumbo Toblerone chocolate bar the firm imported from Switzerland for the event. “Our booth visitors can try Autoset the ...

Sep 30, 2018

Velocity Robotics has launched Autoset, a portable smart positioning tool that enables remodeling contractors to measure and cut 50% faster with precision accuracy while maximizing yield from every piece they cut. Autoset pairs with the contractor’s own miter saw, chop saw, tile saw, drill press, or bender. The user enters measurements into Autoset by: • typing measurements directly onto the touchpad • uploading a cut list from a spreadsheet or CAD program • pairing directly with a Bluetooth or ...

Sep 20, 2018
CHICAGO

Today, AccuLynx—the leading provider of business management software for roofing contractors—announced the release of its newest product offering: ReportsPlus, a suite of simple reporting tools that let users access, visualize and share the data they store in AccuLynx. The product is designed to help roofing companies easily understand performance, improve decision-making and drive business growth. “Our customers depend on the information they store in AccuLynx to manage every aspect of their bu ...

Jun 12, 2018
ARLINGTON, Mass

ZipWall today announced the addition of a new product to the ZipWall® Dust Barrier System, the MagStrip™ Dust Barrier Fastener for drop-ceilings.The MagStrip Fastener offers commercial contractors working in locations with drop-ceilings a quick and safe way to keep a dust barrier tight between poles. Each magnetic strip attaches onto the steel grid of a drop-ceiling using a ZipWall pole and the specially designed applicator. MagStrips are easy to set up and remove, and require no ladders or tape ...

Apr 18, 2018
ARLINGTON, Mass

ZipWall today announced an important new addition to its product line, the ZipWall® SideBridge™ wall mount. The SideBridge works with the ZipWall FoamRail Span™ to tightly seal a barrier along a wall and keep dust under control during remodeling, restoration and repair.The ZipWall SideBridge comes in a standard size perfect for most jobs, and a long version designed to provide more clearance room around obstructions like baseboard radiators and crown moldings. To form a tight seal, this new wall ...
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Apr 12, 2018
Surrey, BC

Duradek™ is excited to introduce Dek-Vision, the first online design tool to assist homeowners, Builders and Remodelers create deck makeover plans with Duradek vinyl waterproof membranes. This new  visualizer is now available on the Duradek website (www.duradek.com). Dek-Vision is free to use and comes pre­loaded with 8 deck image options that cover a variety of the most common deck types. Dek-Vision allows users to experiment with the deck surface, the railing color, and even the siding to find ...

Apr 06, 2018

The Cap Screw™ is an ideal light duty interior and exterior screw. This screw makes all your small projects easier with the drawdown strength of the head and the clean finish.  Features include the Dome Head with rim and Cutting Ribbon underhead.  The Tapper Point, which consists of the Cork Screw Start and Blade Cutting Thread, is for easy piercing and alleviating strain on the material. The Tight Star Recess system grasps the U-Bit tightly and can be installed with one hand.  This feature is o ...

Apr 06, 2018

U2 released its IAPMO (ER 454) evaluation to become one of few fastener companies that are evaluated and comply with the International Building Code and Residential Building Code for corrosion resistance (AC233) and structural strength (AC257). U2 coating was one of the first, if not the only one, which has passed to the 2015 requirements; with ground contact at 0.6pcf ACQ treated lumber (ER 454).  U2 is the first which also offers chrome 6 free coating.  This reduces the risk for end users not ...

Apr 04, 2018

This project was a community-built Net-Zero home in Mount Pleasant, SC. Two homes were built side-by-side for this project, one with BlueskinVP™ (subject home) and one with a traditional weather resistive barrier (nationally recognized housewrap). Designing a Net-Zero home (NZEB) is not without challenges. One of the most important considerations is how to design an air tight building envelope that provides both a reliable, long lasting solution to air tightness and one that provides a durable b ...

Apr 04, 2018
Seattle, Washington

Seattle builders Build Urban (www.buildurban.com) recently tried a different kind of weather-resistive barrier in a single-family home it constructed in the city’s Wallingford neighborhood. The home, to be built on spec with investor funding, was designed to conform to Built Green 5-Star, the highest rating under the standard, requiring certification by an independent verifier. Tadashi Shiga, owner of Evergreen Certified (www.evergreencertified.com) and Northwest Energy Star and Built Green veri ...

Mar 15, 2018
Surrey, BC

Duradek has officially surpassed the milestone of achieving over 150 million square feet of vinyl waterproof deck surfaces in North America and beyond. A brand so recognized as the leader in its niche industry, the name Duradek™ is often used synonymously with 'vinyl decking'.  For over 40 years, the company has been owned and operated by Bob and John Ogilvie who have built a strong brand with a family run business. Now, generations later, Bob and John still maintain a leadership role in the dir ...

Jan 30, 2018
Surrey, BC

Duradek is proud to announce the addition of CEDARWOOD vinyl decking, the 4th addition to the popular Legacy line of vinyl decking in naturally inspired colors and textures.  Legacy CEDARWOOD provides homeowners a stylish option for decks and other outdoor surfaces that emulates the appearance of natural wood, but with the low maintenance waterproofing advantages of durable vinyl. Exceptional styling brings unique strengths to the design with rich wood grain appearance and striations that add de ...

Dec 19, 2017
EL SEGUNDO, Calif

Henry® Company, a leader in Building Envelope Systems®, has agreed to acquire Fortifiber®, LLC based in Fernley, Nevada, a leading manufacturer of weather-resistive moisture management systems, including housewrap, building paper and flashing tapes. The strategic acquisition of Fortifiber will reinforce the position of Henry® as the leading provider of complete Building Envelope Systems® encompassing below-grade, walls and roofing, both for residential and commercial construction applications. T ...

Jun 01, 2017

Today, ZipWall introduced the ZipWall® Mat, its latest addition to the comprehensive ZipWall Dust Barrier System.The ZipWall Mat prevents the tracking of dust in and out of the work area. Its adhesive surface captures dust from shoe soles on contact, and is strong enough to remove dust from casters and wheels.The EPA recommends the use of tacky mats to help comply with its Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), which requires that renovation firms use precautions to ensure that al ...

Aug 01, 2011
Seattle, WA

In even the most well insulated homes, as much as 40% of the energy used to condition the interior spaces can be lost to uncontrolled airflow. Unlike traditional building wraps that resist only water and moisture, BlueskinVP also prevents energy-wasting air leakage, enabling significant energy savings.But just how much more effectively does BlueskinVP control airflow compared to other commonly used building wraps? Working with Dwell Development – a full service firm dedicated to building ecologi ...

Jul 11, 2016
Japan

Japan DIY Industry Association was established on July 18, 1977, as a voluntary organization dedicated to promoting the DIY spirit and developing the related industries .On May 19, 1980 we were granted permission by the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry(now Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) to become incorporated as "Japan DIY Industry Association". We have 61 retail member companies which have more than 4,500 homecenter stores in total all over Japan. More than 40 ...

Oct 23, 2015
Dallas, TX

Remodelers, deck builders, contractors, carpenters, and other tradesmen gathered at Navy Pier in Chicago October 1-2, 2015, for the last show to be held in Chicago for the time being.  Attendees from all over the Midwest, nation, and from as far off as Russia, Japan, and Australia, made the trip to Chicago to gain LIVE training clinics and demonstrations from the industry’s most talented building and remodeling experts; network with peers at the many events including Dinner With New Friends, Wel ...

Aug 10, 2015
Dallas, TX

The Remodeling Show, DeckExpo, and JLC LIVE events are excited to announce the addition of Houzz to the show floor at all three upcoming events—Remodeling Show | DeckExpo | JLC LIVE 2015 at Navy Pier in Chicago, JLC LIVE Northwest 2015 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, and JLC LIVE New England 2016 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.  This partnership with Houzz will bring valuable opportunities and resources to our attendees, tailored to offer consumer insights that ...

Nov 18, 2014
Washington, D.C.

Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell its Hanley Wood Exhibitions business to Informa PLC, a UK-based publishing and events company that operates in more than 40 countries and is one of the world’s leading knowledge providers. The sale is subject to customary regulatory review and is expected to close by the end of ...

Nov 14, 2014
Dallas, Texas

Remodelers, deck builders, replacement contractors, builders, architects, and other residential construction professionals gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center October 22 – 24 for the all-new industry mega event Remodeling Show | DeckExpo | JLC LIVE to train, network, and buy / source new products and services from the nearly 300 building product manufacturers that exhibited at the show. The three-day conference and two-day exhibit hall kicked off with the revitalized Business Developmen ...

Nov 14, 2013
Dallas, Texas

Residential construction professionals congregated in Chicago at McCormick Place October 16 – 18 to learn, network with peers and other industry professionals, and buy / source new products and services from the exhibiting manufacturers.  The three-day conference and two-day exhibit hall kicked off with the highly anticipated Business Skills Boot Camps on October 16 followed by the opening day of the exhibit hall on October 17.  Each event day concluded with a social / networking event, includi ...
 
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