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Wood Industry Technology: Why Using, and Training for It Matters

By Phil Bowers Posted: 10/14/2012 6:00PM

There are 4,900 casework and millwork manufacturers in the U.S.; 5 percent do 85 percent of the business. These firms embrace technology, and train the new breed of workers who know how to use it.


Let's Not Get Too Testy Over Historic Window Performance

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 10/11/2012 8:00PM

There are situations where testing of historic windows makes sense. We have found testing to be very valuable when you have a situation where the entire window system must be replicated.


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.


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