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MBIA Builder Mart 2017

What is Builder Mart? Builder Mart is a one-day trade show for the Home Building and Remodeling Industry. It is hosted by the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA) and took place yesterday, March 22nd, 2017. It’s the largest, one-day building industry trade show in Maryland. Builder Mart is entering its 47th year as the premier home builder, developer […]

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Why Spray Foam Is A Great Alternative & Why Contractors Use It

Spray foam is one of the most versatile forms of insulation available because it will seal your home from air, moisture, strengthen your building’s structure and provide thermal, air and vapor barriers that can withstand all different types of climates. Spray Foam insulation outperforms all other forms of insulation by large margins because the long-term […]

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How To Handle Hazardous Materials For A Commercial Property

Hazardous materials like chemicals, commercial cleaners, and toxins need to be handled differently than non-hazardous materials. Managers of businesses and commercial properties must ensure that dangerous substances are controlled and protected. Know The Local Laws Some municipalities restrict what types of hazardous materials can be used within a given locality. A business should be aware […]

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Why Wall And Roof Structures Matter In Energy Efficiency

When the term “energy efficiency” is raised among consumers, discussions typically surround appliances and other household items. However, energy efficiency isn’t limited to devices; it also extends to a structure’s physical construction. Whether a residential or commercial building, the walls and roof contribute to the comfort level within the structure. Air Pressure Differences A building’s walls […]

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Five Safety Tips Every Construction Worker Needs To Follow

Construction works have a dangerous job because of the workplace hazards they face every day. Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average in this category for all sectors. Some of the […]

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