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Building Envelope

Thoughtfully Designed Homes With ICF

Houses designed with authenticity, thoughtfulness, and materials that were beneficial to both the residents and the environment. ICF construction with a tight building envelope.

Quality Matters

Say Goodbye 
to Concrete Cold Joints

A look at cold joints in concrete and how to prevent them

Products

Building a Custom Home With Safety and Energy Efficiency in Mind

There is a growing movement in the construction industry towards the use of concrete instead of wood when building a new homes’ envelope. An…

Environmental

Concrete Industry Reduces Carbon Footprint by 13% Over Five Years

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) members have lowered their carbon footprint by 13% in five years, according to an association…

Construction Quality

How to Avoid Cracks in Post-Tensioned Concrete Slab Foundations

How home builders can avoid cracks in a post-tensioned slab-on-grade foundation by preventing certain errors during the installation process

Codes + Standards

American Concrete Institute Releases 2020 Codes, Specifications, and Practices

The American Concrete Institute has released 2020 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices. The document includes…

Quality Matters

Concrete Foundations: Under-Slab Vapor Barriers Done Right

Properly specify and install a layer of protection under concrete slabs to mitigate moisture issues  

Quality Matters

Mind the Gap—for Expansion, That Is

The expansion gap between dissimilar materials is a critical detail to prevent costly callbacks and warranty headaches 

Top 100 Products

Professional Builder 2019 Top 100 Products

Our annual roundup of building products covers everything from kitchen appliances with fresh new finishes to insulated structural panels that boost energy efficiency

Masonry | Dörken Systems

For stucco and manufactured stone exterior claddings, Dörken Systems’…

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