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Living Wall Retrofits: A Smart Planning & Code Addition Perfectly Suited For Older And New Buildings & Homes

Plymouth, United Kingdom - New research from the University of Plymouth in England has revealed that plants can actually help keep buildings warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The only thing you have to do is install or retrofit. Retrofitting cavity wall assemblies (i.e. double walls with an air gap in between) with a facade of plants
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Grab Your Popcorn!

Göttingen, Germany - Popcorn Insulation? With construction insulation as a major topic, the goal of lowering heating costs and CO2 emissions has led forest scientists to turn to environmentally friendly and sustainable insulation methods: popcorn. Researchers have developed a method for transforming granulated popcorn into insulation boards.
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Mass Timber Construction Approved For Use In New York City, Basement Apartments See Changes

New York, New York - Mass Timber Advances, Basement apartments get overhaul. The New York City Council approved changes to the city's building code on Thursday, October 7, allowing for the construction of cross-laminated timber (CLT) structures throughout the five boroughs (up to 85 feet). This may not seem like a significant change in a city
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PROCORE PAID $500M For LEVELSET? What? Why? And What You Need To Consider. Lets take A look…

Carpinteria, California - (NYSE: PCOR) Like everyone else you are probably asking yourself: why would Procore pay $500M for LevelSet? Don't worry you are not alone and most likely it's not why you would think. LevelSet is a platform for managing lien notice of intents, placements and payment collection for the United States. The construction
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Single family Zoning Effectively Ended In California As Newsom Signs Bills Into Law – Major Shifts In Housing Construction & Development Realizing

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom has signed bipartisan legislation (background story) to accelerate housing construction in California, streamline the permitting process, and enhance density in order to promote more inclusive and vibrant neighborhoods around the state. Potentially adding an additional 700,000 homes the package of
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DeSantis Appoints 7 To Florida’s Construction Industry Licensing Board

Tallahassee, Florida - Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, has appointed seven individuals to the Construction Industry Licensing Board. Ted Feaster, Brian Wilson, Frank Cawthon, Ashley Ross, Donald Cesarone, Rachelle Wood, and Edward McCullers were all chosen to the board. Ted Feaster from Ocala, Florida, is a general contractor and owner of
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As Construction Budgets Burst An AGGRECOST™ report Finds Promising Value-Engineering In New Techniques Utilizing Foam Glass Aggregates & Micro-ReBar – Multi Family, Data-Center & Warehousing Projects Could Realize Decreased Resources, Costs And Schedule

Milford, Connecticut - As construction budgets have blown up the past year and half we are releasing details on a new cost modeling and value-engineering investigatory report performed by AGGRECOST™ . The modeled construction project was a affordable multi-family housing project commissioned by CHFA (Connecticut Housing Finance Authority)
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Connecticut Solar and Wind Power: Major Projects and Regulations, a Mixed Outlook for 2021

Connecticut has some of the highest electricity prices in the US, which creates a market opportunity for solar and wind power. The average national tariff is 12.69 cents/kWh, according to the latest data from the Energy Information Administration, while an average tariff of 21.29 cents/kWh was reported for Connecticut (68% higher). Several major
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Henrico County is in route to dazzle the state of Virginia with GreenCity

Henrico County is en route to dazzle the state of Virginia with the construction of a new up-and-coming sports and concert stadium composed of 17,000 seats. Dubbed GreenCity and with a $245 million dollar budget privately funded by GreenCity LLC, the state of the art arena will redefine Interstate 95 and East Parham Road.             In order
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