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Hanley Wood Completes Sale of Exhibitions Business to Informa

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 completed the sale of its Exhibitions business to Informa PLC. More

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Hanley Wood Agrees to Sell Exhibitions Business to Informa

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. More

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Using Prefabricated Wood Forms

Using a prefabricator to create your wood forms is an easy way to get great quality and eliminate carpentry crews onsite. More

Engineered Forms and Shores
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Engineered Forms and Shores

Contractors today have more options than ever before in selecting form and shoring... More

ICFS: Out of the Underground
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ICFS: Out of the Underground

Three short years from now, concrete building systems will account for 25% of... More

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Engineered Wood for Form Construction

Dwindling supplies of suitable sawn dimension lumber, as well as the roller-coaster movement of lumber prices, have led some form builders to use other framing materials to support formwork. Structural composite lumber (SCL), a precision-manufactured engineered-wood product, is an alternative that offers some of the same properties of wood along with enhanced strength and reliability. Like ordinary wood, the manufactured beams are workable and easy to handle, but they don't warp or twist, and they're 100% reusable. They reportedly cost less than aluminum and more than sawn lumber. However, they offer a greater return on investment, particularly when you consider that typically 20% or more of sawn lumber is discarded due to defects. More

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An Aluminum 2x4?
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Taking a New Look at Form Lumber
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Choosing Support Members for Wall and Deck Forms

The performance of any form sheathing, whether made of plywood, metal, or fiberglass, is only as good as the performance of its support members. Form support is provided by various components. For wall panels, studs supported by cross members called walers provide direct support. For horizontal decking, joists give direct support. To hold support members in place, tension members are used. Because of their important function, support members must be carefully chosen to coordinate with sheathing selection. More

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A Contractor Builds a Home of His Own
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