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AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH IBS & KBIS Kimberly Oser Publisher Jules Denton-Card Senior Associate Publisher Lorrie Baumann Editorial Director JoEllen Lowry • Jeanie Catron • Karrie Welborn Associate Editors Yasmine Brown Art Director Jonathan Schieffer Graphic Designer Caitlyn McGrath • Susan Stein Customer Service Managers Anthony Socci Associate Publisher Marcos Morhaim Senior Account Manager Adrian Chacon • Robert Dayton Paul Harris • Andy Hartnett • Beth Painter Account Managers Tara Neal Director of Operations Jay Watson • Hannah Stefanovich • Margaret Oser Show Logistics & Distribution Enrico Cecchi European Sales Construction Marketplace is published by Oser Communications Group ©2019 All rights reserved. Executive and editorial offices at: 1877 N. Kolb Road, Tucson, AZ 85715 520.721.1300/Fax: 520.721.6300 European offices located at Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini, 11, 50125 Florence, Italy www.osercommunicationsgroup.com Lee M. Oser Founder Construction Marketplace Thursday, February 21, 2019 4 The Evolution of Design Includes Home Elevators Residential design and construction has evolved rapidly in the past 10 years to include considerations for the aging pop- ulation. The NAHB introduced the CAPS designation (Certified Aging In Place Specialist), the Universal Design Institute opened in St. Louis and the Living In Place Institute began issuing CLIPPS certifications (Certified Living In Place Professional). At the same time, the cost of building new homes has increased, putting pressure on builders to create appropriate solutions for multi- level and multi-generational living. In the past, people would include elevators in new home designs when there was a specific need for it. Perhaps the homeowner or a close relative had difficulty negotiating stairways safely, or was a wheelchair user. As a result, residential elevator designs tended to be practical, low-cost solutions. Elevator entrances were typically guarded by a combination of standard swinging doors installed at each landing and an a c c o r d i o n - s t y l e gate on the eleva- tor cab itself. Due to tightened safety regulations, this solution is becom- ing more difficult to achieve. Swinging hoistway doors must now be essentially flush to the inside of the hoistway wall, while hung in a frame that allows them to swing away from the elevator cab. In addition, manually operated swinging doors and cab gates rely on users to PermaCast RoughSawn Column Joining an Ever Expanding Line of Spuncast FRP Columns PermaCast ® RoughSawn ® Column mim- ics the look and feel of a cedar post with- out all the issues that come with wood. Unlike a cedar post, RoughSawn will not warp, check, twist or split. Available in both square and craftsman style columns, RoughSawn can be installed in a fraction of the time that a site-built column can be installed, with a manufacturer's war- ranty to back it up. Builders are always looking for ways to lower cost and installation time. With RoughSawn, that's now an option. Cedar posts have become a very popular accent to new construction and remodeling projects. With that popularity has come higher cedar prices and a very heavy post. The RoughSawn column eliminates the rising prices of wood and also gives a more uniform appearance to the front of a house. RoughSawn columns are also avail- able in a tapered square, or craftsman, appearance. This helps eliminate the need for a site-built craftsman column. Site-built columns can take upwards of three to four hours to complete and often have a mismatched look. This crafts- man RoughSawn option gives a uni- form appearance and eliminates a t i m e - i n t e n s i v e installation and building process. HB&G Building Products is the lead- ing column and porch post manufacturer in the United States with distribution in North America. Since its start in 1880, HB&G has continued to innovate and per- fect FRP columns, PVC column wraps, porch posts and outdoor living products. For more information, go to www .hbgcolumns.com, call 800.264.4424, email info@hbgcompanies.com or stop by IBS booth #N555. Continued on Page 45

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