JLC Live Set to Highlight New Programs and Exhibits

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JLC LIVE Residential Construction Show Debuts New Education Tracks, Spanish Programming and First-Ever Keynote

Providence, RI – JLC LIVE New England, the region’s most anticipated and extensive event dedicated to residential construction returns March 22 and 23 (Education 21-23) to the Rhode Island Convention Center. For nearly 30 years, 10,000 builders, remodelers and crews gather in Providence for exemplary education led by renowned experts and an expansive expo floor curated to display the most trusted and reputable residential construction brands. New to this year’s show, JLC LIVE introduces special first-time education tracks and comprehensive Spanish programming to service the residential construction community.

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The bustling show floor features over 250 brands showcasing the latest innovations and solutions, from power tools to roofing materials to improve and create efficiencies in building processes. Among the robust lineup of exhibitors, household names like Andersen Windows and Doors, CertainTeed, James Hardie, General Electric and VERSATEX Building Products engage attendees in expert-led demonstrations right on the show floor, displaying best practices for new product installations. Products across a wide range of services that cater to every aspect of residential construction advancements spanning exterior building, high performance building, interiors, kitchen and bath products, structural building and tools, equipment and hardware will be available.

For the first time ever, JLC LIVE will feature a keynote address on Saturday, March 23, inviting Professor Joe Lstiburek, Founding Principle at Building Science Corporation and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to speak. In the keynote, Cup of Joe: No Such Thing as a Free Thermodynamic Lunch, Lstiburek will discuss how the effects of fundamental changes in materials and equipment have evolved over the past several decades and how health, comfort, durability of homes and carbon output change as a result.

“The expo is constantly expanding to remain on the pulse of rising demands in the industry and changing trends, in order to provide the most value to our community,” remarks Sue Pino, Show Director of JLC LIVE. “The debut of the Spanish-speaking program and our inaugural keynote presentation are designed to engage our audience in meaningful ways as this year promises to be bigger and bolder with an abundance of resources like never before.”

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The all-new JLC LIVE En Español program introduces hands-on trainings taught in Spanish, curated specifically to service the Hispanic contractors, 30% of the construction community, in gaining supplemental education and certifications. Topics will focus on estimates, administration and permitting as well as technical demonstrations in the showroom.

Residential construction value is expected to scale up 1.9% in 2024 as strengths of the labor market pair with factors like individuals continually moving to new states. To meet the forecasted need for more residential buildings, professionals will gain first-hand insights on topics including high performance building, HVAC and indoor air quality, project management, custom roofing and more throughout 158 sessions available in the three days of conference. Sessions focus on healthy homes and aim to increase safety, effectiveness, cost savings and quality craftsmanship as the industry continues to expand.

Special programs catered to community groups provide additional opportunities for collaboration and network expansion. Among these are the Women in Construction Panel and the JLC LIVE Welcome Party, both taking place Friday, March 22.

Registration is still open for the upcoming event. Visit for more information. Register to attend here.

The Extreme How-To staff  strongly recommends adding the following exhibits to your show planner:

Deckwise – Wisebond – Advantage Lumber Booth 1321

Hardwood Wrench Jr Deckwise Ipe Clip

DeckWise® offers a range of dependable, tough, and long-lasting decking products and accessories. As a leading decking industry supplier, they provide solutions for various decking materials in any climate. Some of their more notable products include: Ipe Clip® Hidden Deck Fastener, Hardwood Wrench™,  Hardwood Wrench™JR, Ipe Oil®,  WiseCoat®, Ipe Seal®, Ledger & Post Wrap, WiseGuides Countersink Bit, High-Speed Drill Bits, and Composite Deck Screws. For more information, visit the DeckWise® website.

Wisebond® River Table Epoxy Pour

WiseBond® specializes in epoxy products for woodworking and artistic applications. Their Deep Pour™ Epoxy is designed for pours up to 2 inches deep. It’s commonly used for creating beautiful live-edge river tables, encapsulating objects, casting, and achieving special color effects. WiseBond® epoxy can be used for various creative projects beyond decking, such as bar and table tops. See these products at the booth or go to for more info.

Advantage Lumber

Advantage Lumber has been a global leader in manufacturing and shipping sustainable, premium-grade materials for decking, siding, live-edge slabs, and cabinet-grade lumber since 1992. They offer a variety of products, including Brazilian Cherry Flooring, synthetic decking, and live-edge wood slabs. Their materials are 100% all-natural and chemical-free hardwoods and they always ensure responsible harvesting from well-managed forests. Customers worldwide choose them for premium-grade materials. You can count on reliable performance even in extreme climates. Advantage Lumber also manufactures and ships Ipe Decking, Hardwood Siding, and Deck Tiles. Advantage Hardwood Decking and Lumber materials are shipped worldwide. For more information, visit

Trex® Booth 841

Trex Lineage Carmel

Featuring a refined finish, trend-forward colors, enhanced performance features and industry-leading sustainability, Trex Transcend® Lineage™ decking heralds what’s next in outdoor living. Building on the impeccable pedigree of Trex’s industry-leading Transcend® decking, Lineage represents the brand’s coolest decking yet – literally. Engineered with heat-mitigating technology in the shell, Lineage boards reflect the sun to stay cooler underfoot than other composite decking offerings. Trex Transcend Lineage is available in square and grooved profiles. Grooved boards accommodate the Trex Hideaway® Hidden Fastening System, which allows for a smooth, unfettered finish free of nails and other visible fasteners. Coordinating fascia is also available. For more information, visit

Trex® Seal™ Sub-Ledger Tape

Trex® Seal™ Sub-Ledger Tape

Waterproofing the ledger board is a critical step in preventing moisture damage and ensuring the structural integrity of a deck over time. To fully protect this essential component, the makers of Trex® Seal™ Ledger Tape have introduced a new butyl tape engineered specifically for use beneath the ledger board. Measuring 22 inches wide, Trex® Seal™ Sub-Ledger Tape creates a continuous water-tight seal between the ledger board and the house wrap to prevent water from infiltrating the house.

This new sub-ledger offering features similar performance features and benefits as the award-winning Trex Seal Ledger Tape in a wider product designed for this specific application. Reinforced with an aluminum liner, the self-adhering, butyl-based tape covers the entire surface beneath the ledger board and integrates with the house wrap to provide a continuous seal for optimal protection against moisture and water penetration. It also creates a water-tight seal around ledger fasteners.

Whether constructing a new deck or replacing an existing one, installing Trex Seal-Sub Ledger Tape is a simple process that takes minutes but can add years to the life of a deck. For more information, visit

Bigfoot Systems Booth 1315

Bigfoot Sytems footing forms

The best footing tube base & pier footing tubes available today are made by Bigfoot Systems®. The Bigfoot team has been in the construction business for many years and has developed a variety of Bigfoot products for all your construction needs. Visit this booth and browse the product line to learn more about allowable gravity loads each model will withstand. This will help you choose the footing that is right for your residential, light commercial or industrial applications. For more info, go to

Maze Nails Booth 1138

Maze Stormguard Nails

Maze STORMGUARD® nails are double hot dipped galvanized and have a thick coating of zinc for maximum corrosion-resistance. All Maze STORMGUARD® Nails meet and exceed the ASTM A 153 specification for hot-dip galvanizing. Maze manufactures quality double hot-dipped nails for fiber cement siding, cedar and redwood siding, roofing, cedar shakes and shingles, PVC trim products, decking, fencing and post frame building construction. Many manufacturers and industry associations recommend Maze Nails for use with their building products because of their superior rust-resistance and quality performance in the field.  Maze also manufactures a complete line of stainless steel for marine and coastal applications. Maze Nails are 100 percent Made in the U.S.A. in Peru, Illinois.

In business since 1848, Maze Nails has a long standing tradition of providing top-quality nails to the building industry. Maze Nails is proud to be one of the last and longest standing manufacturers of 100-percent American-made nails. Maze has been setting the standard for 176 years.

Coffman Stair Parts & Handrail Products Booth 1317

coffman stair parts

Dating back to 1874, Coffman’s Premium Stair Parts Collection contains iron and wood components recognized nationwide for their quality, style and breadth of design options. The company’s Hardwood Collections offer the style, scale and look that’s right for any room or foyer. Each collection and profile can also be combined with Coffman’s Iron Collection and Box Newel Collection to create a truly unique look. And, with the ability to give your staircase a personal touch with the wood species of your choice, the design possibilities become almost endless. Learn more at

SawStop Booth 30

SawStop 10" Compact Table Saw

SawStop’s 10” Compact Table Saw (CTS) is a robust benchtop saw built for the rigors of the jobsite while offering the precision and safety that SawStop is known for.

The foundation of the CTS is SawStop’s contact detection technology. Just like other SawStop saws, the CTS detects when skin comes in contact with the blade and stops and drops the blade in less than five milliseconds. Injuries are dramatically minimized, and the saw reset is quick and easy – so operators can get back to work in minutes after a brake activation.

Beyond offering SawStop’s legendary safety system, the CTS is packed with features that stand out against the competition including:

  • 10” Blade for maximum cut capacity
  • Rack & Pinion Fence that is easy to adjust and reliably square with a built-in high and low face to support all kinds of cuts
  • Quick-Tilt Bevel allows for easy blade angle adjustments with one hand while the Micro Adjust feature provides the ability to quickly dial in a precise cutting angle.
  • Highly portable with an Easy-Carry Handle and an Optional Stand available for purchase.
  • Onboard Storage Compartment secures your accessories and tools for easy access and quick retrieval.

Protect your fingers, family, and friends today, find a dealer or learn more about the safety system at


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