Industry News

The American Wood Council(AWC) 2018 National Design Specification (NDS)for Wood Construction has been approved as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

An eastern Idaho nursing home destroyed by fire met all applicable fire codes, the Idaho state fire marshal says, but he's going to recommend those codes be reviewed on a national level.

Designed to provide an easy-to-install, high-strength alternative to through-bolting and traditional lag screws, the Strong-Drive SDWS Timber screw is ideal for the contractor and do-it-yourselfer alike.

Carlisle SynTec Systems recently introduced its InsulBase NH and SecurShield NH polyiso insulations. These products provide the same performance characteristics as standard polyiso products but contain no halogenated flame retardants.

Atlas Roofing Corporation has promoted Shaun Kerschen to Director of Private Label and Tapered Services, within the Roof and Wall Insulation division. Kerschen will work closely with Tim Milroy, who was also recently promoted to take over as the division’s Director of Sales.

The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) has announced Dr. Marcin Pazera as its technical director. With an engineering background and 16 years of experience in the building, construction and insulation industries, Pazera brings technical proficiency to this role.

The American Chemistry Council has put together a report detailing the contributions the insulation industry has made to the nation’s economy.

Looking for a maintenance-free material that would soften the Durham City Hall feel while also giving the structure a strong presence, the design team selected metal wall panels from Dri-Design.

Insulation greatly decreases the amount of energy we use, keeping our homes comfortable throughout the year. It’s a critical addition to protecting the environment in our daily lives. Here, we examine the three main types of insulation — fiberglass, cellulose, and foam — and weigh the pros and cons of each.