Building Materials

NewBrick Modernizes an Age-Old Building Material
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NewBrick Modernizes an Age-Old Building Material

At 1/12th the weight of traditional clay brick, the new product from Dryvit... More

Georgia City Bars Wood Framing for Mid-Rises
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Georgia City Bars Wood Framing for Mid-Rises

The Sandy Springs City Council has 16 adopted a “higher-quality” code that... More

Swedish Development Marries Urban, Natural Landscapes
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Swedish Development Marries Urban, Natural Landscapes

A mixed-use community attempts to establish a visionary residential quarter. More

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Labor Shortages, High Materials Costs Delaying Many Projects

The coupling of labor shortages and rising costs of materials have been plaguing multifamily construction, leading to delays that increase the cost of a project. More

The Secrets of Roman Concrete
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The Secrets of Roman Concrete

Could Roman concrete—the ultra-durable building material—make a modern-day... More

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Businesses Poised to Start Hiring Again

A monthly survey of business economists finds “restrained optimism.” More

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4 Ways to Monetize Your Green Investments

While figures on the actual savings from green retrofits may be difficult to come by, there are specific strategizes being implemented in the industry that are showing positive results. More

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Timber Products Co. Radiant Barrier Timber Products Co. Radiant Barrier

Softwood radiant panels block 97 percent of radiant heat. More

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Demand for Green Building Materials to Grow 13% Annually Through 2015

Freedonia Group predicts that concrete with recycled materials, and green insulation, flooring, and doors to experience the greatest gains. More

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Dust-Free, Manual Shear From Bullet Tools Dust-Free, Manual Shear From Bullet Tools

Bullet Tools. Designed to perform the same tasks as circular saws but requiring no electricity and generating no dust, the Magnum shear cuts laminate flooring, wood flooring, and fiber-cement siding. It is made of 90% recycled aluminum and plastic. Blades last 20 times as long as traditional power saw blades, the manufacturer says. Heavy-duty and medium-duty versions are available. 800.406.8998. www.bullettools.com. More

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