Building Science

The Drøbak Montessori secondary school is one of the first projects completed by the Powerhouse group, a coalition of companies that include development firm Skanska, architecture office Snøhetta, real estate company Entra, consulting firm Asplan Viak, aluminum manufacturer Sapa og, and the environmental nonprofit

Palomar Modular Buildings has released a case study for the completed Santa Teresa Truck Inspection Station modular building. The building was insulated with closed cell spray foam insulation and a continuous layer of rigid insulation.

ARCIS panels are engineered and configured for rainscreen façades and complement AltusGroup’s CarbonCast insulated exterior wall offerings, which feature carbon fiber grid wythe connectors to deliver continuous insulation and full composite, load-bearing performance.

Forecast-topping earnings performance, efforts to expand specialty businesses and focus on free cash flow generation have contributed to the rally in Huntsman's shares. The company topped earnings and revenues estimates in the first quarter, driven by strong performance across its businesses.

Covestro has received an innovation award offered by the German government and industry for a research breakthrough in the production of plastics from renewable raw materials.

Saint-Gobain's longitudinal study, the first of its kind based on size and scale, pointed to the need to move away from a traditional prescriptive design model that relies on one building solution to achieve overall multi-comfort and satisfaction.

German chemicals firm BASF is launching a project to increase its production of Neopor, an expandable polystyrene that contains graphite, by 40,000 MT, a press release announced Friday.

Stakeholders are getting closer to building a facility to recycle PS foam building insulation containing flame retardants.

Dow Styrofoam and Owens Corning Foamular insulations no longer contain the flame retardant HBCD (hexabromocyclododecane). With these changes, HBCD is no longer being used in either extruded (XPS) or expanded (EPS) polystyrene insulation.

The G7 meetings discussed the challenges of plastics and climate initiatives. Fortunately for the plastics industry the G7 agreement was reduced to a G5 group agreement.