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Builder Gives Perspectives on the Best Way to Air-Seal a House

Tue, 2016-08-09 00:07
August 08, 2016

In a recent article in the Journal of Light Construction, builder Matt Risinger provides his perspectives on how to effectively air-seal a house

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BCMC Show Already Bigger Than 2015

Mon, 2016-08-08 14:50
August 08, 2016

At 31,000 square feet, BCMC 2016 is already bigger than last year! With 87 exhibitors and more added daily, there is no doubt this year’s show will be an incredible opportunity to encounter new products and services.

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BMC Stock's Component Sector Sees 15.3% Growth in Q2

Mon, 2016-08-08 14:50
August 08, 2016

BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016.

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BFS: Integration Exceeding Expectations, Net Sales Up

Mon, 2016-08-08 12:07
August 04, 2016

In reporting its second quarter earnings, Builders FirstSource indicated that, a year after the acquisition of ProBuild, integration was exceeding expectations.

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Alexander Lumber Buys Nagle Lumber, Expands into Iowa

Mon, 2016-08-08 12:07
August 01, 2016

Alexander Lumber, a privately held 125-year-old company with 20 locations in Illinois and southern Wisconsin, announced today the acquisition of Nagle Lumber Company in Iowa City, Iowa.

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US LBM Acquires Michigan's Keene Lumber Company

Mon, 2016-08-08 12:07
August 01, 2016

U.S. LBM Holdings, LLC has announced the acquisition of Muskegon, Mich. based Keene Lumber Company. Keene will join U.S. LBM’s Standard Companies, becoming a division of Standard Supply & Lumber.

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Fire Damages Brunsell Lumber's Component Manufacturing Facility

Mon, 2016-08-08 12:07
August 07, 2016

The Mount Horeb Fire Department responded to a structure fire at Brunsell Lumber and Millwork. Preliminary findings point to the fire starting in accessory equipment, then spreading and damaging a large saw and conveyor system

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MIT Helps Concrete Group Develop Anti-Wood Design Tool

Mon, 2016-08-08 12:07
August 02, 2016

The MIT-hosted Concrete Sustainability Hub has developed Break Even Mitigation Percent (BEMP), a new tool to estimate the cost of weather hazards on a building. 

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DIY Bob Vila: Floor Trusses May Preclude Slate Flooring

Mon, 2016-08-08 12:07
July 28, 2016

DIY expert Bob Vila’s notes that while slate tile has many attractive features, it does present some challenges. Among them is its brittle nature, and how floor trusses may not allow for use of slate tile.

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Recognizing the Six Signs of Employee Opioid Abuse

Mon, 2016-08-08 12:07
July 21, 2016

Here are six physical and behavioral symptoms that could indicate an employee is abusing opioids.

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Leading BIM Developer Now Offers Free Data Access Everywhere

Mon, 2016-08-08 12:07
August 02, 2016

BIMx now provides free access to the full set of project information including 2D documents 3D models and any non-geometric data incorporated into BIM. 

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Author Argues Prefab is the Best Way to Build Houses

Mon, 2016-08-08 12:07

In the latest book from prefab evangelist Sheri Koones, she argues that it is the most efficient, sustainable, and happiest way to build our homes.

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NFC to Host WI Regional Framer Meeting & SBC Research Institute Tour

Wed, 2016-08-03 18:07
August 03, 2016

The NFC Wisconsin Regional Meeting, combined with a tour of the SBC Research Institute (SBCRI), will be held in Madison on August 30 at 12 pm. 

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Take 5 Minutes to Prevent Heat Illness

Wed, 2016-08-03 18:07
August 03, 2016

As we approach the “dog days of summer,” preventing heat illnesses on the jobsite is an increasingly important training topic to cover with your employees. 

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Strategies for Developing an Accident-Free Work Culture

Wed, 2016-08-03 18:07
June 30, 2016

If organizations want to win, they need to have efforts parallel to those of the military - to accomplish their missions while minimizing employee injuries.

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Can Ocean-Based Recycled Plastic Replace Concrete Block?

Tue, 2016-08-02 12:07
August 01, 2016

Gomory created RePlast, a material comprising plastic sourced from the oceans and machine-compressed into the dimensions of a typical concrete masonry unit.

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Video: Building Block Made from Ocean-Based Recycled Plastic

Tue, 2016-08-02 00:07
August 01, 2016

Gomory created RePlast, a material comprising plastic sourced from the oceans and machine-compressed into the dimensions of a typical concrete masonry unit.

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Domestic Steel Prices Up 60% in 2016, May Have Peaked

Mon, 2016-08-01 21:40
July 25, 2016

Flat-rolled steel products in the US have gained more than 60% so far in 2016.a

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Video: Robot Lays Bricks 4 Times Faster Than Professional

Mon, 2016-08-01 21:40
July 27, 2016

Fastbrick Robotics, an ASX-listed company based in Perth, has created a robot brick layer, a form of 3D printing which can create the shell of a house without being touched by human hands.

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Map: Single-Family Housing Starts by Census Region

Mon, 2016-08-01 21:40
July 22, 2016

Using the public-use microdata files provided by Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), NAHB Economics and Housing Policy group tabulated new single-family housing starts for the nine census divisions.

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