Industry News

Trulia identified 10 housing markets to watch in 2018 among the 100 biggest markets, based on five key metrics: strong job growth over the past year, low vacancy rates, high starter-home affordability, more inbound than outbound home searches on Trulia and a large share of people under age 35.

One of the nation’s largest lumber producers based in Coeur d’Alene is acquiring Tricon Timber’s stud mill in St. Regis. The Idaho Forest Group, a family owned wood products company, announced the acquisition last week.

The next (2019) version of NFPA 285, Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components, is currently in a second draft, and public comments are being accepted until December 8, 2017.

At the Building Technologies Office (BTO), we’re conducting Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB) research to help bring connectedness – and the related energy savings – across the entire building sector, commercial and residential alike.

The building envelope provides barriers to heat/cold, air, water, light, and noise. From an energy efficiency standpoint, the barriers to temperature and air are the big ones—the idea is to “seal” the envelope from the outdoors just like that envelope carrying a letter in the mail.

Staycell ONE STEP 255 is a two-part, closed-cell, intumescent, spray polyurethane foam product used to insulate roof decks, ceilings, walls, siding or structural steel and to provide an integral air barrier / insulation / vapor retarder for building envelope assemblies.

OneDek is a revolutionary insulated panel composite for low-slope and flat roof applications. By producing the insulation and the steel substrate at the factory, OneDek panels eliminate the need to add insulation on the job site.

New chemicals giant DowDuPont has realigned some of its businesses within two of the three intended independent companies: Materials Science, Specialty Products, and Agriculture.

Icynene U.S. Holding Corp. and Lapolla Industries Inc. today announced the completion of their previously announced merger. The combined company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of spray foam polyurethane foam insulation products.