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Wood product attributes demanded by North American prodealers

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub1393
Author
Robichaud, F.
Lavoie, P.
Gaston, Chris
Date
March 2008
Edition
37890
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Robichaud, F.
Lavoie, P.
Gaston, Chris
Date
March 2008
Edition
37890
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
49 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
United States (USA)
Materials
Markets
Canada
Building construction
Series Number
Canadian Forest Service ; No. 24
5722-6008
W-2542
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
The Prodealers channel is thought to be an increasingly important outlet for wood products. In previous research, homebuilders were found to rely heavily on this segment for wood products supplies and, ever more, structural components. Yet, very little research has been devoted to the characterization of this segment, where significant changes do occur. Among these changes, prodealers are adapting quickly to the consolidation of their own client base by the way of consolidating themselves. They are also adding framing solutions and installation services to their product portfolio. According to Abernathy et al. (2004), Prodealers’ revenues come mostly from homebuilders that build 25 homes per year. Another 20% of revenues can be attributed to larger firms building 500 (or more) homes per year. Increasingly, these builders are thought to use their leverage to push down prices via purchasing agreements that are covering a broadening spectrum of products. This is forcing prodealers to readjust their strategies in accordance to customers’ needs. Componentization and more emphasis on installed sales are two key elements that prodealers are turning to (Abernathy et al., 2004). This study offers an important complement to “Attributes Demanded in the N.A. Structural Components Industry” in understanding changing demands for primary wood products by the North American structural components industry. Up to now consolidation had remained a marginal trend in the prodealer segment, in contrast with the do-it-yourself (DIY) and retail segments. However, further consolidation can be expected and the prodealer segment is bound to gain importance for the wood products industry. Another change that might be occurring lies within the wood products portfolio carried by prodealers and homecenters. Over the last decade, there has been a sharp increase in U.S. imports of overseas lumber, most notably from Europe. While much of this substitution is thought to be happening in prodealers and homecenters yards, little is known on the impetus for substitution.
Lumber - Markets
Lumber - Defects
Building construction - Materials used - Markets
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Duration of load effects on 2 x 4 spruce lumber in bending, tension and compression: second combined data report. April 1988 to March 1989.

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub5445
Author
Karacabeyli, Erol
Stroh, L.
Fraser, Henley
Date
March 1989
Edition
36921
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Karacabeyli, Erol
Stroh, L.
Fraser, Henley
Date
March 1989
Edition
36921
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
43 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Strength load bearing
Mechanical properties
Loads
Building construction
Series Number
CFS Contract 5465C012
W-652
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
Summary included
Building construction - Light-frame
Strength - Load bearing - Influence of duration
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Moisture gradients in lumber air-dried from a green condition as determined using a resistance type moisture meter: progress report

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub5641
Author
Onysko, D.M.
Jones, S.K.
Bellosillo, S.B.
Date
March 1988
Edition
38231
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Onysko, D.M.
Jones, S.K.
Bellosillo, S.B.
Date
March 1988
Edition
38231
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Testing
Measurement
Building construction
Series Number
CFS project no.16
Project no.4310C023
E-784
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Language
English
Abstract
Lumber - Moisture Content - Testing
Moisture content - Measurement
Building construction - Moisture determination
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