Amazing Rice Hulls

Green Home Building

I have recently become familiar with the use of rice hulls as a material to build with. These unasumming little bits of of debris that are often discarded have found new value as insulation in wood-framed houses and as filler for earthbag projects.

Commencing a Web Log

Green Home Building

I have decided to replace the old Green Home Building E-zine, established in the spring of 2002 and continuing until the fall of 2004, with this Web Log. An archive of the old E-zines can be found on the [link] page. There are two reason for moving to a web log rather than continuing with the E-zine: managing the E-zine subscription list has become cumbersome (there are about 1,000 subscribers) and a web log is much more interactive.

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Architecture for Humanity

Green Home Building

In searching the net for information about the disastrous quake and tidal wave that just struck Southeast Asia, I came upon this website ( ) that I recommend browsing. They describe themselves as a nonprofit organization, founded in 1999 to promote architectural and design solutions to global, social, and humanitarian crises.

Thoughts on a Texas Energy Conference

Green Home Building

I attended the Emissions Reduction & Leadership Summit held in San Antonio, Texas in mid December, since I had accepted an invitation to be a guest speaker on the topic of “Natural Building.” This event was primarily geared toward local agencies and companies, so I gained some perspective on what some of the local issues and concerns are.

ENR 2004 Newsmaker Richard C. Schulte Dies at Age 58

ENR Construction

Fire code consultant and 2004 ENR Newsmaker Richard C. Schulte dies at age 58. People

Then and Now: 2004 to 2014

Construction Business Owner

Price of gasoline per gallon. Annual value of construction put in place. billion. billion. Movie ticket price

Korte Wins "Best of 2004" in Southwest

The Korte Company

The Korte Company has been awarded Southwest Contractor Magazine's "Best of 2004" award for the Aliante Fire Station in North Las Vegas. The 10,360 square foot building was submitted as a Public Project Under $5 Million. The design-build project utilized a variety of building systems, including wood framing, structural steel ,and load bearing masonry walls

London Olympics Construction Is Safest in Recent Times | ENR.

ENR Construction

He said official statistics show two fatalities during the 1996 Barcelona Olympics construction, one fatality during the 2000 Sydney Olympics construction, 14 killed during the 2004 Greece Olympics construction and 10 killed during construction for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. subscribe. contact us. advertise. industry jobs. events. FAQ. | ENR Subscriber Login ». -->. -->. ENR subscriber login » -->. SUBSCRIBE TODAY & receive immediate web access. Search our site: Infrastructure.

House Panel Subpoenas VA Documents on Colorado Project

ENR Construction

billion, more than five times the 2004 estimate Project now about four years late, with projected cost of about $1.7

Rory Woolsey's Construction Estimating Blog: Just Trust Me!

Rory Woolsey

This week I have chosen to change things up a little bit with an article I wrote back in 2004. Rory Woolseys Construction Estimating Blog. Construction Estimating One Bite at a Time. Saturday, March 10, 2012. Just Trust Me! For contractors and those of us working with contractors this discussion of TRUST is very relevant particularly in the current competitive market. As an example, Job Order Contracting has a strong partnering component that thrives when founded in TRUST.

Let’s discuss the Energy Star Multifamily High-Rise Program


The demand for rental housing has been on a steady climb since 2004 (Source: Freddie Mac In a construction market that has been slowly recovering since the end of The Great Recession, multifamily housing has been the brightest star.

Hunter Industries Enters Due Diligence Phase to Acquire Senninger Irrigation

Green Industry Professionals

Hunter Industries and Senninger Irrigation have been strategic partners since 2004 through an OEM relationship

Top 10 CBO Covers: Staff Picks

Construction Business Owner

August 2004 (premier issue). January 2005. February 2011. August 2012. February 2014. March 2014


How to Use Social Media to Connect with Customers, Employees and the Construction Community

Construction Business Owner

Websites are so 2004. Email is passé. Cellphones that only make calls are the eight-tracks in this telecommunications world

How Not To Build a Transmission Line

ENR Construction

MSTI project was planned in 2004, taken to court in 2010 and killed in 2012. Infrastructure

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Glen Barton, Former Cat CEO, Dies at 77

Construction Equipment

Barton retired in 2004 after nearly 43 years of Caterpillar service, spending the last five as Chairman and CEO Glen Barton, former Caterpillar Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), died today in Peoria, Illinois, at age 77.

A decade after it debuted, Beijing’s 798 Arts District is still a work in progress


One of these, dating back to 2004, called for tearing down a decommissioned, 1950s-era weapons factory to make way for new vertical construction that the city desperately needed

Code change proposals aim to close more loopholes on uncontrolled radiant heat transmission


Enertech achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

Contractor Magazine

Enertech Global, LLC, a manufacturer of geothermal heat pumps, is pleased to announce it has been certified to the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 management standards.

2016 Insurance Market Forecast

Construction Business Owner

As for insurance pricing today, Table 1 provides a historical picture of insurance industry rates calculated by MarketScout, with 2004 as the base year. From 2004 to 2011, rates actually dropped about 40 percent Like many businesses, the insurance industry is cyclical in nature.

The Future is Now

CAD Shack

Back in 2004, Lonnie Compton told me if I wanted to get ahead in the business, I should start learning Revit immediately. Mark Mendez from EvolveLAB has a great article in AUGIWorld this month on MEP Systems: Autodocumentation to Fabrication.

Manitowoc CEO Resigns, Interim CEO Takes Over

Construction Equipment

In addition to being a member of the company’s Board of Directors since 2004, including four years as audit committee chair, Krueger served as CEO at Bucyrus International, Inc., Glen Tellock resigned as Manitowoc’s chairman, president and CEO. Manitowoc named Kenneth W.

Get the Right Tech for Your Business

Construction Business Owner

In 2004, I wrote an article for one of the first editions of Construction Business Owner magazine titled “Is Your Goal to Retire Before You Learn the Computer?”

Kobelco to Merge Cranes and Construction

Construction Equipment

Owner Kobe Steel separated out the crane business in 2004 after its Kobelco construction equipment business teamed up with Case New Holland to build excavators.

Questions About DOL's New Overtime Rule?

Construction Equipment

Under the old overtime rule put in place in 2004, the cutoff for overtime pay was $23,660. The Department of Labor (DOL) new overtime rule goes into effect December 1, 2016 and employers have questions.

The Integrated Sidekick

Construction Business Owner

In 2004, I wrote an article for one of the first editions of Construction Business Owner magazine titled “Is Your Goal to Retire Before You Learn the Computer?”

Sydney to get world's tallest 'living' façade


BD+C has been covering the trend since 2004, when the Edouard François-designed Tower Flower apartment building opened in Paris. "Living" façades are all the rage in architecture today.

The Earth Rangers Centre - Practical improvements to achieve LEED Platinum EB:O+M

SAB Magazine

The Earth Rangers Centre [ERC] opened its doors in 2004. Designed to be office space, an animal rehabilitation hospital and long-term animal care facility, this unique building was designed to publicly affirm the environmental mission of its owner, Earth Rangers.

Brewpub expansion uses endless hot water

Contractor Magazine

was started in 2004 by the father-and-son team of Tom and Steve Lonsway. APPLETON, WISC. —You will never go broke selling beer in Wisconsin. The Stone Cellar Brewpub in Appleton, Wisc.,

‘7 Habits’ that will change your contracting business forever

Contractor Magazine

In 2004, I started an HVAC contracting company using the leadership, organization, communication and time management principles I learned from “The 7 Habits.” By Weldon Long. Within five years my company grew from $0 to $20,000,000, and in 2009, was selected by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America. Content Classification: Influencer. read more. Best Practices Registered User

Judge Blocks FLSA Overtime Rule

Construction Equipment

The current threshold for overtime eligibility is $23,660 set in 2004 Federal Judge Amos Mazzant issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday halting the FLSA overtime rule that was to go into effect December 1. A lawsuit representing 21 states and employer groups was filed in Texas challenging the requirement that workers earning less than $47,476 a year would be eligible for time-and a-half overtime pay.

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Ritchie Bros. CEO to Step Down

Construction Equipment

since 2004 Peter Blake, CEO of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, will step down in May 2014 at the company’s next Annual General Meeting. During the interim period, Blake will remain as CEO and the board will initiate a search for his replacement. Blake joined Ritchie Bros.


7 Modern Marvels in Construction

John Chaney

Designed by French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster to handle the high volume of European vacationers, the Millau Viaduct was constructed in just three years (from 2001 to 2004) with a price tag of about $420 million. #5 Ingenuity. Imagination.

Jennifer Lanzetti Launches Cn3D Construction

Collaborative Construction

Through the years I stayed in the trade, eventually working into commercial construction in 2004 on the owner’s side for a real estate development firm.

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Englewood Construction: Ten Years of Providing Leading Commercial Construction Services

Commercial Construction

Even though Englewood opened its doors in 2004, the talent nucleus of the company has been together since 1993.

SideTool Inc.

Green Industry Professionals

SideTool began in 2004 as an inventor, designer, manufacturer and contractor of sidewalk grading attachments. By reducing costs by more than 40%, SideTool replaced a once laborious and costly method of providing finish grade with an efficient system

Tier 4 engine purchasing considerations for OEMs

CK Power

When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Tier 4 regulations in late 2004, the goal was to cut down on pollutants harmful to the environment. The regulations were introduced in 2004 and enacted from 2008-2015.

Brakebush Brothers Creating 800 Jobs In Texas

Business Facilities Blog

Since its inception in 2004, the TEF has awarded over 100 grants totaling more than $500 million across a wide variety of industries and projects. After a year-long, multi-site search, Brakebush Brothers, Inc.

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State Water Heaters-sponsored Kurt Busch celebrates STP 500 win at Martinsville Speedway

Contractor Magazine

2004 Sprint Cup champion grabs the victory in final laps. The State Water Heaters brand took the checkered flag while leading for the first time this season, and the second time in the brand’s history, when Kurt Busch took the lead in the final laps to win the STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on March 30. read more. Hydronics



Collaborative Construction

In 2004 the US construction industry wasted $15.8 August 2004. The Value of Trust Based Cultures Trust based cultures breed success while contempt and failure flourish among the mistrustful.

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