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The Fight to Fix the Lacey Act Has Just Begun

By Brent McClendon Posted: 10/06/2012 11:08PM

Fact is, as written, Lacey undermines our industry’s efforts to preserve the world’s forest.


How Timber Suppliers Keep Forest Certifiers Honest

By Todd Myers Posted: 09/05/2012 6:40PM

How can consumers know the certified timber they are receiving is legitimate? APP Timber found China firms using PEFC and FSC


Casework Linked to REVIT BIM Modeled Buildings

By Phil Bowers Posted: 08/19/2012 6:00PM

BIM is the future of design, construction, and building management. And its here to stay. A 100% BIM modeled building is a smart building with specifications that can be called up for future repairs, remodeling and additions.


Scantily Clad Wood Windows: Something's Rotten

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 07/25/2012 6:00PM

There is a serious problem with using aluminum clad wood window replacements in historic applications. Once water breaches window seals, it will be containedin a built-in sarcophagus, accelerating wood rot.




FSC Wood Certification: Can't See the Forest for the Trees

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 07/18/2012 10:57AM

My take is that FSC has failed to add value to our window projects and has only succeeded in adding cost to the procurement of wood products.


Critical Need for Sustainable Forest Management Training in Peru

By Bob Johnston Posted: 06/29/2012 11:32AM

When it comes to sustainable forestry, the country of Peru is at a critical crossroads. For one, the country is a significant exporter of mahogany, which is monitored closely for its environmental sensitivities.


Casegoods Makers: How to Cold Call Via Social Media

By Phil Bowers Posted: 06/11/2012 4:00PM

Younger generation architects, specifiers, designers, and casegoods buyers are social media connected. To be in front of them, embrace the fact that cold calling is dead, and social media is in, and here to stay.


Absence of ComDust Rule Doesn't Stop OSHA Enforcement

By Jamison Scott Posted: 06/11/2012 11:31AM

OSHA may still be wrangling over creation of a combustible dust standard but that hasn't stopped its inspectors from doling out citations and fines for ComDust violations.


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