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




Improve Your Craft: Make Your Furniture Stronger

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 23, 2023 8:15:00 AM

Wooden furniture is eco-friendly and energy-efficient. It's also biodegradable and durable, long-lasting when properly constructed, and it's a better insulator than many other materials. All these features have made wooden furniture in high demand. In fact, the global wooden furniture market is expected to grow in the coming years, from $105.9 billion in 2023 to $133.8 billion in 2027.

For carpenters focused on crafting durable wooden furniture, BECK’s Lignoloc® Wooden Nail System stands out. Tailored to work seamlessly with Lignoloc® wooden nails, these nails are crafted from renewable beech wood, ensuring both ecologically sustainable and aesthetic appeal. This makes them an ideal choice for constructing wooden furniture that is not only environmentally friendly but also showcases natural beauty.

Want to learn additional ways to create stronger furniture? Read on!


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Topics: Building Furniture, Tools, lignoloc, wood, power tools, Eco-Friendly Construction, sustainability, wooden nail system, nail system, beechwood, nails, sustainable building, wooden furniture




The Proper Prep for Mass Timber Construction Success

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 18, 2023 7:15:00 AM

Are you a builder gearing up for your next big project? If you're considering mass timber construction, you're already on the right track. Mass timber is gaining popularity in the construction industry for good reason. It's not only sustainable and eco-friendly but also offers numerous benefits in terms of speed, aesthetics, and structural performance. To ensure your mass timber building project goes off without a hitch, let's explore some essential steps to set you up for success.

While we’re at it, we’re also going to explore the patented LignoLoc® Wooden Nail System from BECK, which you can rely on as a sustainable way to fasten and secure mass timber building components.


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Topics: fasteners, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, mass timber construction, outdoor construction, fastening system, wooden nail system, beechwood, cross-laminated timber panels




Sustainable Woods for Construction: An Overview

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 7, 2023 7:15:00 AM

Sustainability has become very important to consumers and contractors in the last several years. At the same time, what is involved in sustainable material selection is far more complicated than most people realize. There is not one set of standards that determines what is and isn't sustainable, and when it comes to sustainable woods, determining what woods are sustainable can be challenging. Knowing what to consider when trying to choose sustainable wood is important.

Contractors who prioritize sustainability also use the patented LignoLoc® Wooden Nail System made by BECK, the first collated nail made of wood, as well as Cross-Laminated Timber Panels. These panels offer a beautiful and functional solution for building projects and come in various types, including beerier wall panels, non-load-loading wall panels (dividers), and LCLT wall systems (LignoLoc® Cross Laminated Timber panels) which are CLT panels mechanically fastened using LignoLoc® wood nails and no glue. Discovering the innovative applications of sustainable woods like these can lead to a deeper understanding of their benefits and possibilities in construction.


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Topics: building, fasteners, Tools, lignoloc, construction site, outdoor construction, power tools, nail screws, construction, sustainability, wooden nail system, nail system, nails, clt panels, sustainable building, cross-laminated timber panels




Timber Construction and the Environment: A Perfect Match

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 19, 2023 7:15:00 AM

As environmentally friendly building methods continue to rise in popularity, so too does timber construction—and that’s because there are few building materials out there that are better for the environment.

With that, timber lends itself well to tools and building practices that are also environmentally friendly. Consider the patented LignoLoc® Wooden Nail System from BECK, for example. These are environmentally friendly, pneumatically driven, wooden fasteners designed to be used in timber construction. Using them, you can create 100% wooden cross-laminated timber panels that are not only green and sustainable, but also thermally sound enough to reduce energy usage in the finished building.

That’s the true beauty of wood. There are multiple ways in which it helps the environment—and we’re going to examine some of these benefits here.


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Topics: Tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, mass timber construction, power tools, fastening system, construction, Eco-Friendly Construction, wooden nail system, sustainable building, timber panel




Why Cross-Laminated Timber Panels are the Future of Sustainable Building

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 1, 2023 7:15:00 AM

Today, sustainability is a major focus area in construction, with everyone from builders to manufacturers innovating new, better, more sustainable ways to build. Cross-laminated timber panels are emerging as one of the top new innovations—and there are many reasons why.

We’ll cover those reasons here, and we’re also going to show you some of our own innovations. That includes the patented LIGNOLOC® system, which is the first collated wooden nail system made from renewable compressed beech wood. Adding onto the LIGNOLOC® system, we’ve also developed our own LIGNOLOC® cross-laminated timber panels (LCLT), which represent a sustainable, metal and glue-free option for the architects and builders who are pioneering sustainable construction.


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Topics: Tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, wood, mass timber construction, power tools, commercial building, construction, Eco-Friendly Construction, sustainability, wooden nail system, nail system, durability, clt panels, sustainable building, timber panel




The Popularity of Cross-Laminated Timber Facilities

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 15, 2023 7:00:00 AM

Here in the United States, cross-laminated timber (CLT) is in its infancy as an industry. However, if projections hold true, and demand for sustainable building practices continues, it’s an industry that is liable to grow rapidly. In fact, it’s something we’ve seen with the rising demand for the LIGNOLOC® Wooden Nail System from BECK, which is a system of sustainable wood fasteners that is used in cross-laminated timber projects and mass timber construction, as well as many additional uses.

So where is the CLT industry headed? Let’s take a look—and we’ll also show you more about LIGNOLOC® and the automation advantages you can achieve with it.


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Topics: Tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, wood, mass timber construction, power tools, construction, concrete, renovation, wooden nail system, automation, nail system





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