Tag Archives: wood


Natural endurance, limitless innovation


TruGrain made with Resysta® products combine natural materials in a proprietary blend to achieve the look and feel of natural wood without impacting a single tree. It is available in façade, siding, decking, and porch board profiles. TruGrain products contain rice husks—an agricultural waste by-product. When combined with mineral oil, salt, and other additives, the result is almost indistinguishable from tropical wood. TruGrain products provide the same workability, design flexibility, and beautiful finish as wood and most importantly, TruGrain products are water-resistant and will not swell, shrink, or crack, resulting in great durability and a long lifespan.

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Designing All-wood Podiums


Wood ‘podium’ construction takes an age-old material and moves it into the 21st century. Structures retain sought-after features—beauty, familiarity, and carbon sequestration—while soaring to greater heights and achieving sometimes dramatic cost savings.

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Specifying Structural Framing Systems


Many factors come into play when designers specify structural framing. There are so many criteria, sometimes there is no absolute answer as to which framing system would perform best. At the same time, the interests of various parties must be served, meaning the final selection does not always rest with the structural engineer.

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