Decorative Gabion Retaining Walls: A Blend of Functionality and Aesthetics

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 15, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Gabion retaining walls, once only a simple, practical solution for erosion control, have evolved into a popular choice for homeowners seeking to enhance their outdoor spaces. These structures, made by filling wire mesh cages with rocks or other natural materials, offer a perfect blend of functionality and aesthetic appeal.


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Topics: Tools, Gabion Ringer, fastening system, Eco-Friendly Construction, top trends, sustainability, durability, sustainable building, gabion plier, fasco, sustainable architecture, gabion system




Eco-Friendly Building: Understanding the Environmental Impact of CLT Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 8, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) construction has seen a significant rise in popularity in recent years. This innovative building technique involves using multiple layers of wood panels that are glued together at right angles. The result is a strong and durable material that can be used for various applications in construction.

One of the main reasons for the rise of CLT construction is its environmental benefits. As concerns about climate change and sustainability continue to grow, architects, engineers, and builders are turning to CLT as an eco-friendlier alternative to traditional construction methods. BECK has responded to this concern with the LIGNOLOC® Wooden Nail System for sustainable fastening of CLT, LCLT, and NLT materials. Let’s explore more.


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Topics: Tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, wood, mass timber construction, modular construction, fastening system, Eco-Friendly Construction, top trends, manufactured panels, wooden nail system, durability, beechwood, clt panels, cross-laminated timber panels




Mastering the Art of Working with Reclaimed Wood

Posted by BECK America on Apr 13, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Joinery is an important skill to master when working with reclaimed wood. Since reclaimed wood often has unique shapes and sizes, it's important to know how to properly join pieces together to create a strong and stable structure. Common joinery techniques include mortise and tenon joints, dovetail joints, and tongue and groove joints. By mastering these techniques, you can ensure that your projects are not only visually appealing but also durable and long-lasting. Consider using LignoLoc® Wooden Nails for joining your wood materials – the lignin welding of the two materials creates an impenetrable bond and it’s as easy as shooting in a nail!


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Topics: building, lignoloc, wood, power tools, fastening system, fastener system, masonry, top trends, sustainability, wooden nail system, durability, structural integrity, energy efficient




Top Construction Innovations for 2024

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 13, 2024 8:15:00 AM

This year promises to be a forward-thinking year for the construction industry with profitability and expansion. Every year, current ideas and products are submitted to the market to make construction safer and more efficient. This year, two of the main focuses will be sustainability and automation, and BECK is a step ahead!


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Topics: Tools, lignoloc, engineered lumber, mass timber construction, collated fasteners, power tools, nail screws, home building, construction, Eco-Friendly Construction, top trends, sustainability, diamond coated, diamond coated fasteners, manufactured panels, wooden nail system, automation, sustainable building, fasco




Top Construction Industry Trends for 2023

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 14, 2023 8:00:00 AM

The new year is here—and builders everywhere are gearing up and getting ready for the trends that will be big in 2023. So, what should you expect in the coming months? The big themes will revolve around labor, costs, and innovative products such as the LignoLoc® Wooden Nail System developed by BECK. This patented line of wooden fasteners and tools supports coming trends by offering a sustainable, green alternative to traditional fasteners. These fasteners also work well with up-and-coming new building systems— we’ll discuss that more below along with some other trends to be aware of in the coming year.


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Topics: lignoloc, mass timber construction, construction, Eco-Friendly Construction, top trends, sustainability





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