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While many in the construction industry are focusing on building net zero, or zero energy ready, homes and improving sustainability and resiliency, carbon emissions during product manufacturing and transport and the building of the home present an additional concern. This amount, called embodied carbon emissions, must be considered when evaluating the overall sustainability of building materials.
Industry Trends7 min
A Guide to Passive House Construction

According to the Passive House Institute, passive houses save up to 90% of space heating- and cooling-related energy compared with typical …

News & Stories3 min
Building Enclosure Podcast: Craig Miles Talks Diversity in Construction

For building professionals, listening to and learning from experts on construction industry podcasts is a key way to grow in the field, exp…

Business Advice6 min
How to Lower Costs and Handle Construction Labor Shortages on the Jobsite

As an ongoing result of the COVID-19 pandemic, construction supply chain challenges have resulted in increased costs of building materials …

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A Guide to Siding Corners

As home builders, it’s critical to find ways to deliver top-tier building solutions for your clients while remaining efficient. This helps …

Business Advice6 min
Horizontal Property Regimes: How to Help Prevent Row Home Fires

The trend to live near downtown hasn’t waned in recent years. However, finding empty lots to construct new houses continues to pose a chall…

Business Advice6 min
How to Install Insulation Sheathing with LP® NovaCore Thermal Insulated Sheathing

New to the LP® Structural Solutions portfolio, LP® NovaCore® Thermal Insulated Sheathing is a …

Business Advice5 min
How to Engage Design Conscious Construction Clients

With an abundance of inspiration at their disposal, clients may have design goals that exceed their budget. We talked to building professio…

Business Advice6 min
How Pivoting to Premium Products Can Reduce Customer Callbacks

With today’s hot housing market the last thing you want to do is stop, backtrack, and address a customer callback. In any economy, callback…

Business Advice5 min
Second Floor Sub-Flooring: Choosing the Right Sub-Floor for Second Stories

Few things are more downright frustrating than a tattletale squeaky floor—especially irksome squeaks that come from the floor above. For ho…

Business Advice6 min
The Importance of Marketing in the Construction Industry

In recent years, the construction industry has seen an upward trend when it comes to spending on new construction with forecasts of 2.5 tri…

News & Stories4 min
AFT Construction Podcast: Neil Freidberg and Brad Leavitt Talk Resiliency

No matter how many years in the industry you have under your belt, there’s always more to learn. Emerging construction industry podcasts ma…

Industry Trends6 min
A Deep Dive Into R-Values in Construction

Whether you’re building net zero homes, focusing on energy efficiency or meeting local code when constructing single-family homes, it’s imp…