ENGINEERED LUMBER Innovations in engineered lumber speed installation, improve home performance, and meet shifting building codes. N 54 LBM JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 2017 estled behind the walls, engineered lumber doesn’t always get the glamour and glory as some building product categories with flash-ier, more frequent introductions. But it’s engineered lumber that is responsible for much of the home’s structural integrity and long-term performance, and as codes become more stringent and demand for quality increases, the category’s importance only continues to grow. Engineered lumber manufacturers continue to offer up innovative product options and newly designed systems that accommodate everything from energy savings to increased comfort underfoot. Savvy dealers who know their product offerings and their capabilities can be a vital partner to builder customers look-ing to build quality, high-performing homes—and there are ample resources and tools to help them do so.