Green Building

Building practices used in the construction industry to create environmentally friendly structures.

Fort Lauderdale SIP Conference offers AIA credits

Architects, contractors, and other building industry professionals can learn the latest technology in high performance and net zero energy construction with a series of free training seminars on April 30 at the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Annual Meeting & … Read more »

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Plyco, now 60, offers a look at today’s door and window trends

Plyco Corporation, celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2014, has been witness to many changes in the door and window markets. According to Fred Mancusi, the company’s director of sales and marketing, today’s customers are looking for more from a window … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Energy Efficiency, Frame Building News, Green Building, Industry Experts, Products, RB March 2014, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged door trends, Fred Mancusi, Plyco, window trends | Leave a comment

Metl-Span opens 7th manufacturing facility

Metl-Span, a division of NCI Group, Inc. has opened its seventh manufacturing facility devoted to the production of the company’s Envolution™ line of architectural insulated metal panels and custom fabrication. The new 109,000 sq. ft. plant is strategically located in … Read more »

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Going green with steel

February 2014 Rural Builder cover

- By Sharon Thatcher -Rural builders know that a customer wants a building that serves an intended purpose and doesn’t cost a lot to own. Rarely are they asking for a “life cycle analysis” or demanding LEED compliance. But increasingly … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Featured Magazine, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Metal Shingles, Products, RB February 2014, Recyclable, Renewable, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged akzo nobel, recycling steel, Steel Dynamics, Valspar | Leave a comment

WoodWorks to host Wisconsin seminars in CTL for non-residential construction

The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program is hosting seminars in Wauwatosa and Madison, Wis. that will explore the use of cross laminated timber (CLT) in non-residential and multi-family buildings. CLT is an engineered wood building system designed to complement light … Read more »

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McElroy Metal Re-Roofs Peachtree Facility, Adds Solar Panels

It’s one thing to talk about the benefits of your metal roofing products and how those products can serve as a host for photovoltaic panels. It’s quite another thing to re-roof your manufacturing facility with your panels and add photovoltaic … Read more »

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Metl-Span Panels Used In Unconventional, But Efficient Manner

LEWISVILLE, Texas – Insulated metal panels from Metl-Span proved to be a perfect component for the renovation and conversion of a 1940s masonry warehouse to an energy-efficient office facility. BuildSense, a provider of architectural and construction services in Durham, N.C., … Read more »

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Making money from waste: the potential for anaeorbic digester support buildings

- By Sharon Thatcher – What to do with tons of manure? If you’re a rural contractor with a farm clientele, you know it’s a question faced by every livestock farmer, especially the big ones. With all the emphasis on … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Green Building, Green Products, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, RB December 2013, Recyclable, Renewable, Rural Builder Magazine, Sustainability | Tagged anaeorbic digesters, digester support buildings, rural contractors | Leave a comment

Modern modular: an opportunity waiting for rural builders?

December 2013 Rural Builder cover

- b y M a r k Wa r d – During 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that construction activity totaled $225 billion in the lodging, office, commercial, healthcare, educational and religious building categories. According to the Modular Building … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Featured Magazine, Green Building, Green Projects, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Products, RB December 2013, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged modular, Modular Building Institute, modularization, prefabrication | Leave a comment

IMP sells itself in Alaska

Kingspan KingZip covers many roofs in Alaska, including a 65,000 square foot company operations facility at Fort Richardson.

-By Sharon Thatcher- One state where insulated metal panel is growing rapidly in popularity is Alaska, perhaps no surprise given the state’s exposure to extreme temperatures and wind. The 49th state is also home to major military and cargo operations. … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Featured News, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Metal Roofing Magazine, MR December 2013/January 2014, Supplier News | Tagged Alaska, IMP, insulated metal panel, kingspan, kingzip, Ron Nordquist | Leave a comment