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Oversupply Weighs on Materials CostsOversupply Weighs on Materials Costs

National Association of Home Builders economist Robert Denk sifts through the sub-data of the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics producer prices to discover what may surprise some: the building materials market, at least in some areas, is oversupplied. Here's how much. Read more

Wood Foam for Eco-Friendly Insulation
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Wood Foam for Eco-Friendly Insulation

There's a certain level of irony when it comes to doubling down on insulation to... Read more

New Environmentally Friendly Titan Brick Made of Dirt
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New Environmentally Friendly Titan Brick Made of Dirt

The new Titan Brick is a new building block that is made of 90% dirt and... Read more

China Steel Demand Drops on Housing Pull-Back
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China Steel Demand Drops on Housing Pull-Back

Bloomberg/ BusinessWeek staffer Jasmine Ng reports that Pacific Investment... Read more

Lumber Liquidators Warns of Possible Department of Justice Criminal Charges
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Lumber Liquidators Warns of Possible Department of Justice...

An Associated Press story reports that Lumber Liquidators shares plummeted... Read more

Home Depot's Got Hire Power
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Home Depot's Got Hire Power

MarketWatch correspondent Andrea Cheng spotlights Home Depot's plans to go on a... Read more

Super-efficient Straw-bale Houses Hit the Market in the UK
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Super-efficient Straw-bale Houses Hit the Market in the UK

Sustainable, plentiful, and durable, straw could be the green building material of... Read more

How-To Videos for Low- and Steep-Slope Roofing
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How-To Videos for Low- and Steep-Slope Roofing

The videos from the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association detail the anatomy... Read more

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Sustainable Construction a Hot Opportunity for Innovation
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Sustainable Construction a Hot Opportunity for Innovation

The growing interest in green building is proving to be a golden opportunity for... Read more

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Steel Roofs Can Last As Long As The Buildings They CoverSteel Roofs Can Last As Long As The Buildings They Cover

A new study finds that certain metal roof systems can last at least 60 years. Read more

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