The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has selected finalists for its 10th annual Best of IBS Awards, which will be handed out during the 2023 International Builders' Show (IBS) in Las Vegas.
More than 400 submissions in nine categories were judged by 26 industry and media representatives, who evaluated criteria such as innovation, functionality and design.
Finalists related to the plastics industry include Zip System brand peel and stick underlayment by Charlotte, N.C.-based Huber Engineered Woods LLC in the category for Most Innovative Building Materials. The self-adhered roofing membrane prevents damage caused by ice dams, wind-driven rain and water leaks. The underlayment has a high density cross-laminated polyethylene film backing and is used with a rubberized-asphalt adhesive technology.
The Zip system is going up against Elevation brand cable rail by Barrette Outdoor Living, Exacor-brand magnesium oxide panels, also by Huber Engineered Wood, and a mobile carpenter workshop trailer by On-Site Building Solutions.
In the category for Most Innovative Construction Tool, No-Coat Pro by CertainTeed is a finalist. The building products manufacturer says its the first and only automated system that cuts laminate corner bead to custom lengths. The tool, weighing in at 35 pounds without the hopper, replaces pre-cut stick lengths and other products with one simple 250-foot roll of corner trim that has a co-polymer core and paper backing.
The time-saving system is already used by Maryville, Tenn.-based Clayton Homes — the largest builder of manufactured housing and modular homes in the United States owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway investment group.