Posted on 11/16/2016 6:17 AM By Russ Porowski
Benefits delivered by hydronic heating range from ensuring durability and crack-free surfaces to avoiding shrinkage and spallingin severe weather conditions. Contractors have a very efficient way to resolve their job-specific curing requirements when partnered with engineers that can provide hydronic heating expertise.
Posted on 10/13/2016 11:15 AM By Del Williams
From warehouses to retail and grocery stores, polyurea is outperforming traditional epoxy, silicone and polyurethane materials to fill and seal concrete slab control joints.
Posted on 9/19/2016 11:33 AM By Eric Skoog
Whether a contractor’s clients are in the mountains with lots of snow or in a dry and warmer climate, their roofing material needs to protect them and their assets from harsh weather. Different climates call for different roofing materials and roofing solutions.
Posted on 5/26/2016 6:29 AM By Ryan E. Smith
Mass timber systems allow for safe construction sites for several reasons: the ability to prefabricate large panels offsite, leading to reduced construction duration and easier erection; an installation that does not require the use of a ladder; and the “dry process,” which allows construction to move forward during poor weather.
Posted on 4/22/2016 9:27 AM By Joanna Masterson
The gypsum market, which is currently valued at $1.49 billion, is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 9.9 percent to reach nearly $2.4 billion by 2018 and $3.8 billion by 2026
Posted on 6/1/2015 3:46 AM By Joanna Masterson
As the economy improves and housing starts increase, prices for construction materials and services are on the rise, especially for steel and lumber-based products.
Posted on 8/26/2014 10:17 PM By anonymous
There is a need for new and creative sustainable construction materials, and technological developments have helped modified lumber emerge as a smart and sustainable choice.
Posted on 3/25/2014 12:52 AM By Roland Serino
NFPA 285 is the standard for fire testing in exterior walls when combustible materials, such as foam plastic continuous insulation and water-resistive barriers, are components within the wall assembly. This stringent and expensive test provides a specific method of determining the flammability characteristics of complete exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies/panels.
Posted on 2/10/2014 2:28 AM By Joanna Masterson
The selection of essential components that comprise the building envelope—walls, ductwork, roof and interior doors—have a significant impact on a food processing plant's efficiency, durability, safety and sanitation.
Posted on 1/15/2014 7:33 PM By Joanna Masterson
Although the construction industry faces a looming workforce shortage and numerous economic hurdles, there’s a lot to be excited about regarding the materials, tools, equipment and technology that help bring construction projects to life. Check out a small sampling of innovations firms can take advantage of now and expect in the near future.
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