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  • 05/01/19
    Marisa Lifschutz
    The US economy is amid one of the longest expansions on record, with June marking 108 months of sustained economic growth. The June employment report recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revealed a 4.0% unemployment rate, which is up slightly from 3.8% in May. However, this is down remarkably from nine years earlier at the outset of the current recovery in June 2009, when unemployment rose to 9.5%. Employers have added to payrolls for 93 consecutive months, extending themore...
  • 05/01/19
    Designing Buildings Wiki
    Analysis of 6 million pieces of data has revealed that the knowledge framework underpinning the construction industry is no longer fit for purpose. Practitioners do not have easy access to critical knowledge, and so it is inevitable that mistakes will be made.Designing Buildings Wiki, the construction industry knowledge base, has undertaken the first ever comprehensive mapping of construction industry knowledge. The startling results have been published today (21 September 2017) in a major newmore...
  • 05/01/19
    Kim Melton
    Johns Manville recently supported the National Insulation Association (NIA) in developing their new Thermal Insulation Inspection Certification Program. This is a robust program designed to help fill a growing need in the insulation industry. We recently sat down with Ron King, one of the principle developers of NIA’s new program, for an interview to learn a little bit more about the Thermal Insulation Inspection Certification Program, who it’s for, and how it can help.more...
  • 05/01/19
    JM Editors
    Johns Manville (JM), a leading global manufacturer of energy-efficient building products and engineered specialty materials and a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced today it will host the fourth annual Johns Manville Industrial Masters Course, along with six other major manufacturers, contractors, and engineers in the industrial insulation industry.more...
  • 05/01/19
    Marisa Lifschutz
    The US economy is amid one of the longest expansions on record, with June marking 108 months of sustained economic growth. The June employment report recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revealed a 4.0% unemployment rate, which is up slightly from 3.8% in May. However, this is down remarkably from nine years earlier at the outset of the current recovery in June 2009, when unemployment rose to 9.5%. Employers have added to payrolls for 93 consecutive months, extending themore...
  • 05/01/19
    Meghan Brown
    In business-speak, a skills gap is the difference between the skills required to perform a specified job, and the actual skills that employees possess.  When a company or industry says they are suffering from a skills gap, this means that they are experiencing difficulties finding workers to hire who have the skills the job requires.What Is the Manufacturing Skills Gap and How Does it Affect the Industry?more...
  • 03/27/19
    Brennan Hall, Lance Bonin, & Kim Melton
    When it comes to fiberglass insulation, there are a variety of facings available to meet the unique needs of varied HVAC and mechanical applications.  That said, when it comes to selecting a facing material, there’s are a variety of nuanced details that should influence your facing material selection. Facings serve a variety of purposes, ranging from aesthetics to limiting vapor drive. As you consider which facing is best for your application, there are a number of characteristics you’llmore...
  • 03/27/19
    Insulation Institute
    A vapor retarder is defined as a material or system that adequately retards the transmission of water vapor under specific conditions. Building occupants, certain appliances, plants, and plumbing equipment generate moisture that is carried in the air as vapor.more...
  • 03/27/19
    Brennan Hall
    FSK, PSK, ASJ, poly-top and vinyl are all common insulation facing terms you may have heard referenced within the insulation industry. At the most basic level, these terms relate to the external, protective surface-facing or jacketing on insulations used for pipes or HVAC ductwork. Facings and jacketings serve several purposes in air handling and piping applications, including helping your system meet building codes, achieve better energy efficiency, and control condensation – just to name amore...
  • 03/27/19
    David Richardson
    Duct leakage associated with forced air HVAC systems has proven to be one of the largest energy wasters in our industry. Just like many things in the HVAC business, the devil is in the details in regards to duct sealing. Depending on who you talk to, you could get a number of different answers on the proper way to seal a duct system. There are a lot of different tools, materials, methods, and testing that contractors are using to seal ducts.What gear do I really need to seal ducts?more...