GAF, a roofing manufacturer, shared that their EnergyGuard™ Polyiso insulation board has been certified for recycled content by GreenCircle Certified, which verifies the percentage of pre- and post-consumer recycled content in the product.
USA Insulation expanded its presence into Toledo, Ohio in the beginning of February.
Exports of U.S. made construction equipment fell 25 percent overall for the first three quarters of 2016 compared to 2015 January – September, for a total $8.2 billion shipped to global markets.
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published three new cold formed steel framing research reports: 1) “RP15-3: Advancing Seismic Simulation of Cold Formed Steel Framed Buildings,” 2) “RP17-1: Experimental Study on System Reliability of Cold Formed Steel Roof Trusses,” and 3) “RP17-2: Monotonic and Cyclic Response of Single Shear Cold Formed Steel-to-Steel and Sheathing-to-Steel Connections.”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disclosed settlements with two Denver-area contractors as part of an ongoing initiative to protect residents of northeast Denver communities from toxic lead paint hazards during home renovations.
Back in October, Austin, Texas passed an ordinance requiring at least 50 percent of unused materials from construction be recycled or reused. Other municipalities are joining suit and mandating recycling rates for construction.