Green Building

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

AWC awarded USDA grant to research market for tall wood construction

LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct research on the fire performance of mass timber buildings. AWC will partner with the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Protection Research Foundation and the Property Insurance Research Group....

Announcing the 2015 SIPA Building Excellence Award Winners

The 13th Annual Structural Insulated Panel Association Building Excellence Awards were announced during the association’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference in Tucson, Arizona. Winning submissions demonstrated exceptional performance in quantifiable energy efficiency using structural insulated panels (SIPs); design and structural engineering innovation; creative use of SIP construction; and environmental sustainability. The...

Metal to the rescue for refugees

Metal once again rises to the occasion with quick and affordable shelters for refugees. The shelters are temporary in nature but allow for use on average of three years as compared to tents that are only good for a few months. The project is a collaboration between the IKEA Foundation and...

Check Out This Unique “Metal Roof”

A Metal Roofing Magazine reader recently sent in some unique photographs of how he recently used a few 5V crimp steel Fabral roof panels. Self-described as a “life-long hobby builder,” he says he has always enjoyed using traditional materials for nontraditional projects. The reader was commissioned in the Navy and has...

Big Crowds Attend the 2015 IRE In The Big Easy

Industry professionals full of energy and excitement filled the halls of the Morial Convention Center to take part in three days of education, networking and a bustling tradeshow floor at the 2015 International Roofing Expo [IRE]. Taking place from February 24-26, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, the annual tradeshow and...

Schweiss Doors part of winning Ontario municipal building

Municipal building awarded for innovation, environmentally friendly features HECTOR, Minn. – In a perfect world, the construction of a municipal building would be highlighted by both form and function. Most times, because the budget is determined by taxpayer dollars, the end result is to settle for function. The award winning Municipal...

AWC announces self-directed study program

LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council is now offering a complimentary self-directed learning program on designing with wood. Courses are related to the use of traditional and engineered wood products for residential and commercial applications and are available on the AWC website. The program allows those seeking continuing education unit...

Drexel Metals roof tops home of METALCON VP

– New roof, ventilation system help homeowner save energy, money – LOUISVILLE – If anyone has been presented with the opportunity to learn about the benefits of metal roofing, it’s Claire Kilcoyne. Kilcoyne is the Vice President of Trade Shows at METALCON and is getting everything ready for her 25th annual...