Universal Forest Products.
Available treated for exterior applications and untreated for interior applications, the Easy Riser engineered stair stringer is a pre-notched, adjustable 13-step system that can achieve a stringer length of 15 feet 9 inches with no vertical bracing or sidewall attachments. The Easy Riser features at least 5½ inches of wood at the riser point for structural support. 800.488.5385. www.ufpi.com.
Treated with zinc borate in the manufacturer's StrandGuard process, which locks in the EPA-registered biocide throughout the cross section, TimberStrand LSL treated sill plates are protected against insects and decay without the fastener corrosion issues associated with ACQ, the company says. No special handling or disposal is required, and the product is ICBO ES accepted. 800.628.3997. www.trusjoist.com.
Boise Building Solutions.
New BCI Joist products feature flanges that are as wide as — and in some cases wider than —flanges in the I-joists they replace. New product formulations make better use of available forest resources, the manufacturer says. BCI 40 1.7 I-joists, which replace BCI 400 joists, feature a 1½ by 1½-inch (w x d) flange, which represents a significant depth increase at no extra cost over the previous product. 800.232.0788. www.boisebuilding.com.
The EnerGard wall system consists of EPS panels sandwiched between I-beam studs. The panels reduce thermal bridging, the maker says, and the I-beam columns are stronger than conventional 2x6-inch lumber, and they won't shrink, warp, or twist. The panels have pre-drilled channels for easy installation of electrical wiring. 403.243.8919. www.nascor.com.
AinsworthEngineered.Durastrand Flooring meets and exceeds all local and national building codes, the maker says, and is rigid, strong, and consistent from one panel to the next. The APA-rated product, which is suitable for single-layer floor construction and combination subfloor/underlayment, is engineered to stay flat and prevent cracks, splinters, and delamination. 877.661.3200. www.ainsworth.ca.