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Marine Guide Available in Spanish

SFPA’s publication “Marine Construction Guide” is now available in a Spanish edition for Latin American markets; click here to download it. This 40-page booklet provides information to assist with the proper specification and use of pressure-treated Southern Pine materials for docks, piers, bulkheads, pedestrian walkways and light vehicular bridges. Separate design recommendations are made for fresh water, brackish and salt water environments.

Following an introduction to Southern Pine lumber and timber sizes and properties, tables list preservative specifications for typical end-use applications, along with minimum retentions in pounds per cubic foot (pcf). Decking specifications and installation guidelines are provided, with details on proper fasteners and connectors. Twenty pages are devoted to construction details, illustrating the use of both round and square piles for bulkheads, construction of both fixed and floating piers, plus details for handrails. Framing details for walkways and light vehicular bridges includes information about using Southern Pine glued laminated timbers for docks,

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IBS 2016 Recap

More than 100,000 building professionals converged on Las Vegas recently for Design & Construction Week, headlined by the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and co-located with the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show along with two partner events, the International Window Coverings Expo and the International Surface Event. This mega-event brought together builders, general contractors, remodelers, designers, flooring professionals, as well as product specifiers from around the globe.

After a five-year hiatus, America’s sustainable softwood lumber products made a return to the show floor at IBS, showcasing materials produced by members of SFPA and SLMA, plus Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association, Western Wood Products Association and Western Wood Preservers Institute. The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) sponsored the 20 by 30-foot exhibit as part of its Wood, Naturally residential campaign. SFPA’s Eric Gee coordinated the display,

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SP Featured at Builders’ Show

Builders converge on Las Vegas and the 2016 edition of the International Builders’ Show (IBS), set for January 19-21. After a five-year absence, Southern Pine lumber will once again be front and center before an expected crowd of 75,000 building professionals.  With more than 1,300 manufacturers and suppliers exhibiting, IBS is where new products are launched, the hottest trends are identified and top building professionals make connections. IBS is once again co-locating with the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

With funding support from the Softwood Lumber Board, SFPA is coordinating a wood association exhibit under the Wood, Naturally banner. Joining SFPA in the 20×30-foot space (C1259) are the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association, Western Wood Products Association and the Western Wood Preservers Institute.

SFPA’s Eric Gee has worked closely with SLB and association partners to design an exhibit that features the strength,

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