News & Stories3 min

Building Enclosure Podcast: Craig Miles Talks Diversity in Construction

For building professionals, listening to and learning from experts on construction industry podcasts is a key way to grow in the field, explore relevant topics, and get the inside scoop on the latest innovations. The Building Enclosure podcast, called “Enclosure Experts,” recently hosted LP Building Solutions’ Craig Miles, who serves as Vice President, National Sales, OSB Marketing and Planning. 

In this short conversation, Miles and Lindsay Lewis, Editor at Building Enclosure, discussed diversity and inclusion in the construction industry. Miles also connects the issue of DEI to sustainability and covers current efforts to increase DEI in the face of widespread labor shortages.

"Our industry, like most places, lacks basic diversity," Miles says. He also notes that, in terms of sustainability, approaches to sustainable homes differ depending on your perspective of solving problems. "More diverse people give us more diverse answers," he adds.

Interested in more perspectives on diversity and inclusion in the construction industry? Listen to the full Building Enclosure podcast episode here.

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Sustainability Solutions

8 min

Why Build With Carbon Negative Building Materials?

In our pursuit of sustainable and environmentally friendly products, we completed five LCAs and EPDs for our LP® Structural Solutions portfolio. Along with LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, these EPDs demonstrate the carbon negativity of our products. That means that our products store more carbon than is released during their entire life cycle, making us a meaningful part of the climate solution.

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Sustainability Solutions

6 min
Carbon Negative, Future Positive: LP® Structural Solutions Portfolio Releases Environmental Product Declarations

In an era where environmental responsibility is paramount, we are proud to announce a remarkable achievement: the LP® Structural Solutions portfolio has been officially designated as carbon negative. This milestone is a testament to our unwavering commitment to redefining construction materials for the better with a focus on sustainability, resiliency and groundbreaking advancements.

Industry Trends7 min
Tighter Lot Sizes Focus More Attention on Fire Separation Distance

It's no secret that many developers, architects and builders are reducing lot size as one way to hold down housing costs and maintain profitability. In fact, the rise of zero-lot-line homes, odd-lot/infill development and compressed parcel spacing is helping shape a new housing normal for many communities. This downsizing is focusing attention on minimum fire separation distance.

Resiliency Solutions

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Risk Factor® Wind Factor: Calculating Wind Risk in Construction

To increase consideration for building more resilient homes, LP Building Solutions is partnering with the First Street Foundation®, a coalition working to help builders assess and protect against environmental threats from fire, extreme heat, flooding and wind.