SIPs/ICFs

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

New Honeywell arrest system designed for working at heights on or above elevated machinery

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND — Honeywell has introduced the new Miller® Rigid Rail Fall Arrest Systems to provide workers with exceptional mobility and fall protection while working at heights on or above vehicles or elevated machinery. Featuring an open track design, … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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2015 Gold Key voting is now open!

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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 … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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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 … Read more »

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