Sharon O'Malley is a freelance writer based in College Park,
Md. She has contributed to BUILDER for 20 years.
Interior designers at Brentwood Custom Homes know what's good for their customersóand for the planetóeven if those homeowners have never heard of it.
When Trus Joist introduced the first engineered I-joist in 1969, it wasn't to save the planet. It was to help save a building industry that depended on huge, old-growth trees that were quickly becoming scarce and more protected by regulators.