Best of IBS™ 2020: Most Innovative Construction Tool

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BILT 3D Intelligent Instructions by BILT Incorporated

BILT 3D Intelligent Instructions is a free app that features interactive, 3D step-by-step instructions for products requiring assembly, installation, set-up, repair or maintenance. Easier than paper instructions, BILT makes assembly straightforward, intuitive and easy to understand, regardless of language barriers.

BILT features:

  • An overview of the time, tools, parts, steps and the number of people...
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Best of IBS™ 2020: Most Innovative Building Material

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2810HR Joist Reinforcer by Metwood Building Solutions

The Metwood 2810HR Joist Reinforcer is an innovative product that allows up to a 6” diameter hole to be cut through a 2x10 or 2x12 wood floor joist and a 4” diameter hole in a 2x8. The main purpose of this product is to allow for plumbing, HVAC and other utilities to pass through.

Section 2308.4.2.4 (Notches and Holes) of the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) states that holes bored in joists shall not be...

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