Concrete Matters

Concrete, the world’s most widely used building material, is inexpensive, readily available, versatile, and strong. However, it is also a hard sponge and vulnerable...

The Tracking Tool

As a construction business owner or manager, making money and saving money are very important aspects to your business. In most cases, you need...

Break the Bottlenecks

Tech-driven workflow changes bring ROI for contractors By Kyle Slager Work smarter, not harder—a principle many...
commercial flooring

Emerging Flooring Technologies

As time marches on, new technologies, processes, and techniques shape the way commercial flooring contractors operate. From lean construction and the prefabrication of materials...

High Demand Applications Demand High Performance Insulation

Certain building projects and conditions require higher insulation performance and long-term resilience. The unique closed-cell composition of extruded polystyrene foam insulation (XPS) provides greater...

MOISTURE ON DECK

Whether on a river, a lake, or the ocean, boat docks receive some of the harshest punishment Mother Nature can dish out. Contractors building...
mechanical systems

Hospital Built to Plan

The Denver, Colorado, suburb of Northglenn sold 5.7 acres of vacant land to SCL Health Community Hospitals for the construction of a 60,000-square-foot, community-based...

Thermal Bridging: Part 2 of 3

Part one of this article introduced thermal bridging and its consequences. In part two, the options to address thermal bridging are discussed.
adhesives

The Trend Toward Highly Moisture-Resistant Flooring Adhesives

This article goes over a brief history of water-based adhesives and gives the layout of the current water-based flooring adhesive market. It touches on...

Data Analysis Helps Contractors Improve Project Performance

Helping contractors improve project performance By Donna Laquidara-Carr, Ph.D., LEED AP Are contractors poised to begin...