Industry News

Simpson Strong-Tie will showcase new construction planning technologies and innovative time-saving structural engineering products at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) January 9–11 in Orlando, FL.

With energy efficiency remaining high on the national and global construction agenda, ICC and ASHRAE have once again collaborated to release the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016.

Fortunately, building professionals have available to them a range of insulation products that keep heat in during the winter and heat out during the summer. These include three common rigid foam insulation types: polyisocyanurate (polyiso), extruded polystyrene (XPS) and expanded polystyrene (EPS).

Prices paid for inputs to residential construction (+0.7%), softwood lumber (+2.3%), gypsum products (0.4%), and OSB (+15.3%) all increased in November, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

For the first time, Prof. Dr. Markus Retsch and his research group at the University of Bayreuth have succeeded in precisely controlling temperature-dependent thermal conductivity with the help of polymer materials.

If you are building, remodeling or simply thinking of swapping out existing insulation in those areas of your home that are accessible, you will want to keep reading.

In a space twice as large as his old 2,000-square-foot row house, his monthly heating bill is half as much — just over $200 in the coldest months. "Jeremy made me understand that, if you do it right, you will pay upfront," Alvarez says, "but it will pay off in the end."

As green, sustainable construction maintains a steady, inclining line of progression with LEED designations and net-zero building as the main drivers, the unification of SPF and PV presents a direct solution for promotion of renewable energy.

To better understand how the building and construction industry perceives and uses pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape for bonding applications, the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) recently released the second phase of an exclusive, in-depth research report that identifies unmet bonding solution needs in building projects.