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2014 SIPA Building Excellence Awards presented

The Structural Insulated Panel Association presented its 2014 Building Excellence Awards April 29 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Judges were Matt Belcher of Verdatek Solutions, Chris Fennell of Building Insight, and independent architectural designer Mehrdad Dabbagh. The winners were: Overall Competition … Read more »

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2014 SIPA Building Excellence Awards

Eight homes and commercial buildings built with structural insulated panels (SIPs) were recognized for their innovation and environmental sustainability during the 2014 Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Building Excellence Awards ceremony, April 29 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The annual competition … Read more »

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USDA to partner with WoodWorks to advance the use of wood in buildings

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced  a $1 million program to be implemented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service in partnership with the Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks initiative, to provide training for architects, engineers … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame News, Post Frame Products, Post-Frame Technique, Products, Recyclable, Renewable, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Sustainability | Tagged rural construction, Wood Products Council, woodworks | Leave a comment

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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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

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 »

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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

Sukup Mfg.’s “50 Homes for Humanity” goal reached

As part of Sukup Manufacturing Co.’s 50th Anniversary, Sukup teamed up with Global Compassion Network to raise money to provide 50 Sukup Safe T Homes to areas in desperate need of housing. Together with GCN, the goal was to raise … Read more »

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The future of IMP: Insulated metal panels for walls are gaining traction, will roofs follow?

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- By Sharon Thatcher – Metal roofing systems already provide benefits attractive to consumers looking for efficiency and sustainability, but if you have a customer who wants to step it up a notch to achieve LEED or net-zero, nothing can … Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Featured Magazine, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Industry Experts, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Rural Builder Green, Supplier News, Sustainability | Tagged centria, IMP, imp roofing, insulated metal panels, kingspan, MBCI, Metl-Span | Leave a comment