Industry News

If you’re interested in insulation, you may be surprised to learn that researchers have found that by stripping away all the filler material in wood, leaving just their fibres, the resulting “nanowood” material outperforms just about all existing insulation.

NAHB members are particularly concerned about three suggested amendments that would add to the cost of construction without an accompanying benefit to the health and safety of the home owner – the stakeholders NAHB represents when they testify at these hearings.

RESNET announced that 13 builders will be added to the group of over 170 RESNET EnergySmart Builders who have committed to having all their homes rated to RESNET’s stringent energy efficiency standards.

The newest versions of IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1 call for one to four inches of exterior continuous insulation depending on the building location by climate zone, even in warmer zones where foam board insulation had not previously been required.

Hillcrest Residences has become the largest confirmed Passive House Institute U.S. certified (PHIUS) development in North America by square footage and number of units, according to a release from the developer.

With the snow finally melting off many roofs and spring ready to pop, here are key considerations about the storage and handling of polyiso roof insulation on a jobsite.

Atlas Roofing Corporation has created the EnergyShield® Wall Builder Tool, an industry resource designed for contractors and architects seeking guidance on designing with polyiso wall insulation.

Formulated to yield superior performance in threaded rod anchor and rebar dowel installations in cracked and uncracked concrete at elevated temperatures, the new SET-3G high-strength anchoring adhesive is the latest innovation in epoxy anchoring adhesives from Simpson Strong-Tie.