Builders News

Spanish Researchers Use Recycled Waste for Building Material

Posted: August 15, 2019
The School of Building at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid says mineral wool waste can be used instead of reinforced fibers in construction. Mineral wool is an insulation made from molten glass, stone or industrial waste that is spun into a fibre-like structure.  Read More

Building with Laser Focus

Posted: August 15, 2019
Construction takes laser focus - attention to detail, exact measurements, precise calculations and scrupulous mechanics are critical to a project’s success. Laser technology makes a project even easier by taking the guess work out of measuring and constructing models. Read More

Proposed Florida Bill Would Require Heat-Illness Training

Posted: July 31, 2019
Under a new proposed bill, Florida’s construction and agriculture employers could be required to train outdoor employees on how to avoid heat-related illnesses. This heat-illness prevention bill would set a standard for outdoor workers to be given plenty of drinking water and access to shade with 10-minute rest breaks after 2 hours of outside work. Read More
Posted: July 31, 2019
Here is an excerpt of our 1-hour online course “Thermal & Moisture Protection: Keeping the Weather Out” with Roger Peck. Understand how protecting against water damage is a major concern in many building projects. Keep your clients dry and your profits high with practical moisture and weather solutions. Read More

Investors Are Pumping Billions Into Construction Technology

Posted: July 30, 2019
According to the Wall Street Journal, “ Venture investment in private construction-technology companies leaped to 6.1 billion in 2018, from $352.1 million in 2016. With $4.3 billion invested as of late June, 2019 is on track to be another record year. Construction companies have been encountering labor shortages, pushing them to look for ways to build faster and cheaper. Read More

Weatherization & Renewable Energy

Posted: June 14, 2019
Workers often fail to assemble structures in accordance with properly written plans. Too often, workers are uneducated about proper construction of building systems and the use of materials per the manufacturer’s recommendations and reasonable “best practices” for construction of homes and buildings in coastal, mountainous or areas with relatively high humidity. Thermal and moisture protection is the entire country’s problem! Read More
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