SIPs/ICFs

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

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?

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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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Mid-year 2014 U.S. construction machinery exports decline 17.3 percent

U.S. construction machinery exports dropped 17.3 percent during the first half of 2014 compared with midyear 2013: $8.93 billion in exports were shipped to global markets compared to $10.8 billion for first-half 2013, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers … Read more »

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AceClamp installation at manufacturing plant prompts CEO to order one for home

Residential SSMR solar installation praised by city building inspector PLAINVILLE, Conn.– An AceClamp® fastener system from AceClamp/PMC Industries was recently used for a standing seam metal roof installation at the Morin Corporation’s manufacturing site in Connecticut. Morin is one of … Read more »

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Rural Builder Source Book 2014: Products

  Welcome to the online version of the Rural Builder Source Book. This 6th edition goes beyond metal building construction to include ALL things rural: metal frame, post frame, SIPs, ICFs and tension fabric! This guide provides comprehensive information on … Read more »

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AISI publishes new test standards for S900-series

The AISI has revised and published 14 test standards in its S900-series, providing a complete series of updated test methods that supersede the previously published 2008 series. All test standards have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) … Read more »

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Schweiss Doors now has back-up systems for your door in case of power outage

Before placing an order for a hydraulic or bifold door, have you given any thought to how you would get that big, heavy door open in case of a power outage? This is an important consideration, not only for knowing … Read more »

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Construction Economists Optimistic About 2014 Commercial and Industrial Growth

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast Monday combining their … Read more »

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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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