SIPs/ICFs

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

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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Lessons learned for builders from the Joplin tornado: Government report released

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the final report  for its technical investigation of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo.—the deadliest tornado in the United States in the 64 years that official records … Read more »

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Bigger and better: Nothing about this metal building project was small

- By Sharon Thatcher – When Tri-M Construction got its first opportunity to general contract a project in a high-end air community near Benton, Kan., it did so in a big way.  What resulted was the largest project thus far … Read more »

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McElroy Metal celebrates 50th anniversary, introduces new logo

BOSSIER CITY, La. – McElroy Metal has responded to the needs of customers with innovative metal roofing and wall products and reliable service to become a leader in the construction industry. McElroy Metal, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, remains … Read more »

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New study shows air sealing is essential for all insulation types

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Building Science Corporation (BSC) has released a report detailing the results of a multi-year insulation research project. The most significant finding from the report is that sealed walls of the same R-value perform equally well regardless of … Read more »

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Construction employment resumed growth in September

- Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. Construction Economic Update – Overall national construction employment rose by 20,000 jobs in September, with nonresidential construction employment gaining 12,000 positions, according to an Oct. 22 report by the Department of Labor. The national … Read more »

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Check out the newly updated Rural Builder Buyers’ Guide – Free online!

An annual tradition here at Rural Builder is the release of the newest edition of the Rural Builder Buyer’s Guide. The Rural Builder Buyers’ Guide is a go-to source for all things post-frame and steel-frame construction supplies for builders in … Read more »

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Rural builder trends: Builders and suppliers weigh in on today’s industry issues

Rural Builder October 2013

- b y O l i v e r W i t t e – “Slow and steady wins the race.” —Aesop’s Fables— Thank you, Aesop, but that’s no fable; it’s true, as rural builders are discovering as they dig … Read more »

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NCI Building Systems hosts seminar on building design for tornados

NCI Building Systems hosted a one-day continuing education seminar in Houston about building design for tornados. It was attended by engineers from across the country last Friday, October 11th. Top researchers in the construction-engineering field came to share their wisdom … Read more »

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Despite headwinds, contractor confidence rises

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors’ Construction Confidence Index (CCI) shows confidence among nonresidential contractors increased slightly during the first half of 2013, despite sequestration and rising interest rates.  “As the economic recovery enters its fifth year, nonresidential construction … Read more »

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