Building Materials

6-Story Wood Frame Buildings Will Be a "Huge Challenge," Fire Officials Say
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6-Story Wood Frame Buildings Will Be a "Huge Challenge," Fire Officials Say

The Edmonton Journal's Elise Stolte looks at a recent code change in the Canadian... Read more

Rice Husks May Find Use in Improved Particleboard
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Rice Husks May Find Use in Improved Particleboard

Engineering students from the University of California, Riverside, have created a... Read more

New Growth: Lumber Set to Build on Its Rally
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New Growth: Lumber Set to Build on Its Rally

The Wall Street Journal's Tatyana Shumsky looks at the rebound in lumber prices... Read more

Chinese Drywall Maker Still Trying to Wriggle Off the Hook
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Chinese Drywall Maker Still Trying to Wriggle Off the Hook

Four-thousand homeowners whose houses were ruined by contaminated Chinese gypsum... Read more

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Website Answers Homeowners' Questions about Formaldehyde Exposure
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Website Answers Homeowners' Questions about Formaldehyde Exposure

The Formaldehyde Resource Center helps to allay concerns raised by the recent... Read more

7 Water-Resistant Products to Overcome Spring Showers
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7 Water-Resistant Products to Overcome Spring Showers

April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also spell trouble on the jobsite. Read more

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Oversupply Weighs on Materials Costs Oversupply 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

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