20Sep

Have You Had a Chance to See CertainTeed's Cross Reference Guide?



When it comes to acoustical or suspended ceiling materials, Armstrong and USG are often the first manufacturers to come to mind. But what can you do when a client wants something different or that exceeds the typical specs set out by these companies? Though many contractors are aware of CertainTeed's huge presence in insulation products, very few are as aware of the company's suspended and acoustical ceiling systems. Their products often exceed the specs set by other industry leaders, making it a high-quality option from a known industry leader. Here's a quick look at their cross reference guide, designed to help contractors find the perfect materials for their project.

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16Aug

Explore a World of Possibilities With CertainTeed Ceiling Tiles



Not that long ago, planning a ceiling with acoustical tiles meant a plain, boring office space. But over the past couple decades, CertainTeed has invested strongly into providing a wide range of ceiling tile solutions that are architecturally pleasing, multifunctional and adaptable to a wide range of conditions. Whatever space you're planning, there's a CertainTeed ceiling tile that will get the job done. Here's a quick overview of the many options and benefits you can take advantage of for your next project.

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14Aug

Discover the Benefits of CertainTeed's SmartFit Yoke Ceiling System



Though suspended ceilings go in more quickly than many other ceiling systems, there are still projects where even faster installation is needed. But when you still need some level of customization in an otherwise modular design, what's the best system to incorporate into the project? One option to consider is CertainTeed's SmartFit yoke suspended ceiling system.

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17Jul

Acoustical Ceiling Tile Tools of 2017: Products You Can't Afford to Work Without



When you're installing an acoustical ceiling tile project, do you have the right tools for the job? Although it can be tempting to simply improvise or mock up your own tools, having the right tool for the task at hand can mean all the difference between quickly completing a high-quality job and providing poor performance with ill-fitting material. But what tools really make the difference when it's time to get the job done? Here's a review of some of the most necessary and productive tools for your acoustical ceiling tile job.

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8May

Porter Cable Tools: Discover the Power of the Brushless Edge



When you're looking at power tools, have you had the chance to check out the new line of brushless drill/driver and impact drills from Porter Cable? With this new technology, you'll see longer run times, cooler run temps and superior overall performance when compared against other 20V cordless tool systems. Here's a quick look at how these tools are different, where they are better and other information you'll need to make an informed decision.

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3Apr

Bosch's Little Big Saw - What Can This Month's Featured Tool Do?



When you need a solid job site saw, you want something that combines power and performance with ease of use and mobility. Bosch's 10" Portable Job Site Table Saw, the GTS1031, delivers on everything the name promises. Designed to be carried one-handed, this awesome portable saw provides strong performance. Here's our look at this saw's portability, ease of use and suitability for professional-grade use.

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18Feb

Leica Geosystems 3D Disto Tool - Measure Once, Cut Once



As our world's rate of progress continues to speed up, we're seeing more and more technology entering the construction industry every day. From drones that help with security and provide more accurate measurements of the finished building to tool batteries that lock if they leave the job site and 3D visualization for safety training, technology is quickly becoming a way of life for construction. Lecia Geosystems is upping the ante by changing the construction worker's saying of "measure twice, cut once," by providing unparalleled accuracy with their 3D Disto tool. But what can this new tool bring to your job site and worker efficiency? We thought you'd never ask.

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4Jan

How to Best Use Heaters to Keep Your Crew Warm This Winter



Baby, it's cold outside - and that means you need to worry about how well your crew is doing during the coldest part of the year. Frostbite can quickly cause debilitating health problems and the extra bulk of winter gear making your crew more clumsy and prone to accidents. Among the other tools and techniques that you can put into play is using heaters to keep your crew comfortable as they work. Here are some ways to best deploy heaters this winter so your crew can keep on going through the worst of the cold.

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22Dec

What's Peer to Peer Equipment Rental and How Does It Help You?



When you're in construction and you need a specific piece of equipment, you usually have just a few options available to get the job done. You can rent the equipment, and then have to deal with the rental's shortcomings that have developed from abuse by other renters. You can buy the equipment, and have to lay out a large chunk of change or arrange financing. You can lease the equipment and be a nervous wreck that every time it's going to be used, something will happen that will cause problems with the lease. But there's a new option that has come into the playing field recently, called peer to peer equipment rental. What is it and what can it do for your business? Read on for more details.

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6Oct

DeWalt's FLEXVOLT Batteries: Get Next Level Power and Performance

You know what it's like. You get done with a relatively simple task, then need to change to corded tools that provide more power. Once you've completed that project, you need to switch back to a lower-powered tool system again. You know you could get better efficiency out of your crew's time if you could avoid all the switching! Fortunately, the innovative engineers at DeWalt have heard your call and have developed their new FLEXVOLT batteries and line of tools to create exactly what you need. Here are the details to help you get started.

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