During the 2000s, nearly half of the world’s new buildings were erected in China, according to a National Resources Defense Council study. Yet only five percent of them met China’s energy efficiency standards.
Installed carefully, this method reduces the potential for condensation because the indoor air is not exposed to cold condensing surfaces. The uninsulated stud wall allows the face of the foam insulation to remain at roughly the same temperature as the indoor air. With little or no condensation, the likelihood
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached a new all-time high during the third quarter of 2014 at 8.8 months, eclipsing the previous all-time high of 8.5 months in the second quarter of 2014.
Many single-family builders are worried about the cost implications of the way building codes are evolving, especially codes associated with fire sprinklers and energy efficiency, a recent NAHB survey finds.
Big builders had a promising third-quarter in counties scattered across the country. A total of 15 counties experienced positive year-over-year growth in closings by builders with an annual volume of 500 or more units nationwide.
Despite the fact that it could open the door to homeownership for millions of recent immigrants as well as help alleviate the current labor shortage, President Obama's executive action on immigration was met with disappointment from the building industry.
Plastics manufacturers are counting on ethane processing plants tied to natural gas from the Marcellus, Utica and other shale regions in the United States to lift the industry out of its slow-growth pattern.
Lauren Hunter takes a look at ZIP System radiant barrier panels – the latest addition to Huber Engineered Wood’s all-in-one sheathing offering. The panels could cool conditioned attic spaces by 30 degrees.