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  • May 8, 2018

    The LEED Green Building Certification structure can seem a little complicated and daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Start breaking down the details with this fact sheet, and sign up to attend our upcoming webinar to learn more about LEED and the resources that are available to you. 

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  • March 21, 2018

    Fiberglass insulation has a long history in the building industry. It was originally introduced to the market as a building insulation around 1932. Since that time, rigorous testing and standards have been established to ensure that the material performs safely within its intended applications. These tests have included everything from establishing performance characteristics to exploring impact of insulation glass fibers on human respiratory health.

  • March 21, 2018

    This month we recognize Fire Prevention Week. This week was originally set aside to remember the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. This infamous tragedy destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres1. Over the years, Fire Prevention Week has focused on a range of themes, and this year’s theme is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” For additional information about NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week, please visit firepreventionweek.org.

  • March 21, 2018

    Yes. The answer is simple, so this could be the shortest blog ever. However, given the misinformation that is out there it is worth explaining why R-value is in fact a good measure of thermal performance and dispelling some common misconceptions about it.

    What R-value considers and what it doesn’t

  • March 21, 2018

    Fiber glass is one of the most studied man-made substances on the planet, and there are dozens of studies specifically designed to determine whether fiber glass poses any health hazard to humans. These third-party studies have produced a robust body of scientific evidence supporting the safety of fiber glass in air handling applications.  However, despite the evidence supporting both its safety and performance, there are still some lingering fears about the safety of fiber glass. Primarily:

  • February 27, 2018

    As we move into 2018, the construction industry has its fair share of headwinds to tackle and tailwinds to ride. According to FMI, a forecasting firm dedicated exclusive to engineering, construction, infrastructure, and the built environment, there are a number of trends, ranging from a housing boom to inflation, that will impact the construction industry in 2018. Here is a quick look at what FMI has projected to impact the building industry for the next year1.

  • February 27, 2018

    Nearly 70 percent of the freight shipped throughout the United States travels by truck at some point in its journey.  Understanding how the trucking industry is performing and where it is forecast to go can make a big difference for trucking companies and those who use them for their shipping needs.  Planning is vital for the industry's continued success and it is also valuable to be able to anticipate changes and challenges so strategies to address and combat them can be developed.  In order to better understand the trucking industry forecast and expectations for 2018, informa

  • February 27, 2018

    Prefabricated construction is the practice of assembling a variety of components of a structure at a manufacturing site and transporting those sub-assemblies to the location of the construction jobsite. Prefabricated construction is sometimes thought of as a low-end and mass produced mode of construction. In reality however, it is quite the opposite. Prefabricated construction is becoming more common, improving in quality and has become available in a variety of budgets. Despite the perception of prefabrication, there are numerous benefits to this type of construction.

  • February 27, 2018

    The country’s construction industry may be swamped with work, with spending on new projects peaking at $1 trillion in November. But all the demand, and dollars, in the world can’t seem to fix the industry’s persistent labor shortages.

    The lack of enough skilled workers and a narrow talent pipeline has added extra hurdles, time, and costs to many current projects, according to builders, hindering the current boom time in the industry.

  • August 9, 2017

    In one week, we’ll be hosting the live webinar, “The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings,”  – a deep dive into the trends and evolutions in sustainable building practices. In anticipation of this presentation, we took a little time to sit down with one of our co-presenters, Diana Fisler, Ph.D., Building and Science Innovation Leader at Johns Manville, to get her thoughts on the shifting trends toward sustainable living.