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Hurricane Updates

Update as of 11:45 a.m. Friday 10/7: Final posting related to Hurricane Matthew impact on our operations We now have internet back up at the Construction Services East office. Hurricane shutters are being removed this afternoon. The skeleton accounting staff is enroute to the office. Other staff members able to work this afternoon are encouraged […]

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What are the code requirements for various IECC climate zones?

Energy conservation requirements have become a more important issue in the past few years. The regulations, created by the International Energy Conservation Code, or IECC, is designed to keep buildings as energy-efficient as possible when it comes to heating and cooling. Here is a look at the different insulation and window factors they consider, and […]

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What is corporate sustainability?

Corporate sustainability is an approach employed by many modern businesses to create company value through greener strategies. These are aimed towards the long-term, and they focus on balancing the surrounding social, economic and cultural environment with the company’s financial growth. Through corporate sustainability, the business focuses on establishing a culture that provides transparency to both […]

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Why do builders hire architects?

An architect plays an important role in creating a building that is aesthetically pleasing, structurally sound, and meets the needs of a customer. In many cases, a builder will hire an architect to help a customer fit a building to an architectural style or to create an innovative concept. Builders understand the importance of the […]

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Tips to Control Moisture for Buildings

There are number of different sources of moisture in a building. Bathrooms, kitchens, and basements all bring in moisture to some extent. While it is common for moisture to be present, it should remain at a certain level in order to keep the building comfortable and prevent problems from occurring. Too much moisture can cause […]

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What Is Concrete Restoration, and How Does It Affect Insulation in Commercial Buildings?

In commercial and residential buildings, concrete plays a huge role in the look, structure and sustainability of your building. When concrete becomes damaged, its ability to support your building is weakened. This is an even bigger cause of concern for commercial buildings because they’re usually larger than residential properties. However, did you know that damaged […]

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USI Acquires Georgia Based Southern Foam & Coating Insulation

ST. PAUL, Minn.,– United Subcontractors Inc. (the “Company” or “USI”), a leading national construction services provider of installed insulation and related services to builders, contractors and homeowners, today announced the acquisition of Southern Foam and Coating, Inc. and Southern Foam & Coating of North Georgia, Inc. (collectively, “Southern Foam”), a Georgia based full line insulation […]

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How is global warming different than climate change?

Though the terms are often used interchangeably, there are differences between climate change and global warming. The term global warming is used to refer to a general rise in the global average temperature. Climate change, on the other hand, refers to the local climate changes in different areas, particularly when the numbers are inspected on […]

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