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Flood Damage-Resistant Building Materials

The Constructor

Building materials that can withstand direct or prolonged contact with flood water for at least a period of 72 hours without significant damage are considered flood damage-resistant building materials. The type of flood-resistant material used […].

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Mycelium as a Construction Material

The Constructor

Mycelium is a natural fungi material that has been explored as a potential construction material in recent years. Mycelium composites have been promoted in response to the need for alternate construction materials with less environmental footprint. It is a fast-growing matrix that has the capability to act as a natural glue.

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Protecting Your Business From Fluctuating Materials Prices

Construction Business Owner

Protecting Your Business From Fluctuating Materials Prices. All construction industry stakeholders are aware that material prices, especially lumber, have seen steep increases that are unprecedented in the United States. Alex Headley. Thu, 10/14/2021 - 08:17.

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Filler Slabs: Material and Advantages

The Constructor

Filler slab technology is an innovative and cost-effective technology where the dead load of the slab is reduced by replacing the concrete with filler material. The post Filler Slabs: Material and Advantages appeared first on The Constructor. This is because the concrete functions […].

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The Specialty Contractor's Guide to Job Cost Accounting

Supply chain challenges and rising material costs are forcing specialty contractors to pay more for what they need to complete each job. Following a simple set of principles, this easy-to-follow guide can help you manage job costs, ease the pains of accounting, and run a more profitable businesses.

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What is Embodied Energy of Building Materials?

The Constructor

The embodied energy of building material is the total non-renewable energy or primary energy (carbon released) used throughout its entire life cycle, i.e., extraction, manufacturing, construction, maintenance, and disposal. In other words, it is the sum of greenhouse gas emissions attributed to the material during its life cycle.

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Construction Material Pricing – Up 23%+

Job Order Contracting

Construction Materials Costs. The post Construction Material Pricing – Up 23%+ appeared first on 4BT. via 4BT.us – Locally researched detailed unit price cost databases, Lean construction tools and services.

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