SIPs/ICFs

News and information on purchasing and using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) and Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs).

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 2015 winning projects...

Schweiss Doors now offers a Build Your Own Door Kit

Schweiss Doors has designed a simple way for customers to build their own hydraulic doorframe without sacrificing Schweiss quality and unique design features.   “We realized the great demand for the popular Schweiss hydraulic door design and figured out a way for customers who are willing to weld their own steel doorframes together to...

DBCI launches 3000 Series Door for moderate to high-wind loads

Douglasville, GA – Rollup door manufacturer DBCI announces the launch of the new 3000 Series door this April. The 3000 was developed for moderate to high wind loads and is immediately available throughout the U.S. and Canada. The big advantage of the new 3000 series door will be it’s ease of installation. It features...

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2015 Gold Key voting is now open!

Annually for the past 33 years, Rural Builder has sponsored a contest where builders vote for their favorite suppliers. Companies that receive the most votes receive a Gold Key Award, which allows them bragging rights and special advertising privileges. Winners are announced in our July issue. We are once again launching our balloting process....

AceClamp/PMC Industries to introduce two new fastening solutions for solar

PLAINVILLE, Conn. – AceClamp/PMC Industries will introduce the AceClamp Wind Clamp and the AceClamp Wire Management Clip, two new fastening solutions for solar standing seam metal roof applications, at the International Roofing Expo, Feb. 24-26. The exhibition takes place at New Orleans’ Morial Convention Center, booth number #237. The AceClamp Wind Clamp for standing...

ABC Supply Co. Inc. acquires Siding World

Transaction Includes 17 Locations in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio   BELOIT, Wis. – Building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. has acquired the assets of Siding World, a distributor of siding and other exterior building products including roofing, windows, doors, decking and gutters. The 40-year old company has locations in 17 markets in Michigan, Indiana...

ABC predicts continued construction industry growth in 2015

ABC economist expects a rise in backlog, construction employment and nonresidential spending WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts a steady and ongoing economic recovery for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2015. The reasonably brisk industry recovery in 2014 should continue in 2015, with momentum especially growing in segments...

Survey: What does 2015 look like for builders?

Rural Builder magazine is conducting a survey to help determine the year ahead for professional builders in the U.S. To better serve your information needs, we would like to find out more about your outlook for 2015. Please take a few minutes to answer the questions in our survey. The information we gather today...

AWC statement on recent Biogenic Carbon Review

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the “Forest Carbon Accounting Considerations in U.S. Bioenergy Policy” article recently published in the Journal of Forestry. The article is a review of current literature regarding the carbon emissions of biomass. It concludes that considering the full...