Concrete multifamily buildings less expensive to insure than wood-framed

Dive Brief: A study commissioned by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has found that builder's risk and commercial property insurance policies are likely higher for wood-framed multifamily buildings than those made of concrete, according to Insurance Business America. As part of the study, researchers from Boston College solicited insurance quotes for hypothetical wood-framed and [...]

By |2017-10-23T19:23:51+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Home Tips|0 Comments

Self-driving cars could ease congestion, add to urban sprawl

Dive Brief: Although self-driving cars may ease traffic congestion, the technology could mean more cars on the road and increased urban sprawl, according to a report by the Boston Consulting Group and the World Economic Forum. A traffic simulation model developed by the consortium found that smoother driving patterns, steadier speeds and more gradual braking [...]

By |2017-10-23T19:23:28+00:00October 19th, 2017|Home Tips|0 Comments

Construction material prices continue to climb in September

Dive Brief: Construction material prices rose 0.8% from August to September and are up nearly 4.5% year-over-year, which is three times the rate of inflation, according to an analysis by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Nonferrous wire and cable saw a monthly increase of 3%, the largest monthly gain of all 11 construction material [...]

By |2017-10-17T01:45:53+00:00October 16th, 2017|Home Tips|0 Comments

The “World’s Best Roof goes platinum

As the demand for environmentally conscious planning and construction grows, the need for manufacturers to provide sustainable products and services is more important than ever. However, until the recent development of the NSF American National Standard for Sustainable Roofing Membranes, NSF/ANSI 347, it was difficult to specify the sustainability of roofing membranes. Now specifiers and [...]

By |2017-10-17T01:48:49+00:00October 16th, 2017|Home Tips|0 Comments

Benefits of BIM for residential

Overview At a first glance, many feel the benefits of using a BIM model are purely for marketing – leveraging the 3D model for visual aids to help sell a home. Taking a deeper and a more thoughtful look at a BIM model will reveal many practical business reasons to adopt BIM for residential construction. [...]

By |2017-10-17T01:54:03+00:00October 9th, 2017|Home Tips|0 Comments

How to Repair Your Asphalt Roof

  How to repair an asphalt shingle roof yourself Asphalt roofing shingles requiring repair are marked on this roof. You can extend the life of a roof like this with basic repairs, but it ultimately will need to be replaced. Roofing problems make themselves known in the form of leaks and drips. Repair leaky roofs [...]

By |2017-10-03T22:06:30+00:00September 16th, 2017|Home Tips|0 Comments
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