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Bacteria Could Help Make Green Building Materials

Researchers at the University of Bath are studying whether the natural properties of bacteria could help develop a new type of environmentally friendly plasterboard. They work with the start-up Adaptavate, which makes sustainable building materials. Their biodegradable gypsum board, Breathaboard uses compostable crop waste instead of gypsum, is lighter in weight, and has better thermal […]

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Kalmar’s electric forklift technology to help building materials supplier SEAC reduce the carbon footprint of its operations

Kalmar Medium Electric Forklift Kalmar Medium Electric Forklift Kalmar Medium Electric Forklift Kalmar Medium Electric Forklift Kalmar Medium Electric Forklift Kalmar Medium Electric Forklift CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 AT 10AM EST Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a large order for 15 mid-size electric forklifts from SEAC, one of the leading suppliers […]

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Prices of major building materials continue to rise in August as contractors struggle to get these products delivered on time

Construction officials call for immediate removal of tariffs on major building materials, urge Congress and administration to take action to fix ‘all levels’ of supply chain The prices contractors pay for building materials continued to rise in August as many companies report difficulties getting these materials delivered on time, according to a analysis by the […]

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Prices of building materials on the rise despite falling timber prices

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Producer Price Index report for August 2021. It showed prices for components and building materials rose 0.2% in the month, adjusted for seasonality. The building materials and components index was 19.0% above its level of the previous year. Aggregate prices of products processed for intermediate demand rose […]

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Shortage of building materials and climate change: trade at daggers drawn in wood supply

It’s no secret that construction activity resumes in 2021 (home improvement projects have jumped during containment in the UK and abroad) resulted in a shortage of building materials and an increase in prices. Earlier this year global logistics issues and widespread demand particularly affected lumber supplies. The continuing shortage of wood is indicative not only […]

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Carlisle Construction Materials acquires Henry Company | SprayFoam News

CARLISLE, Pennsylvania – SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 – Carlisle Construction Materials is delighted to announce that Henry Company is the newest addition to the CCM family of brands. The acquisition of Henry, a leading supplier of energy efficient roofing, waterproofing and air / vapor barrier products, will help strengthen CCM’s position as a leading supplier of […]

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Podcast explores renewable and biodegradable building materials

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The latest episode of the Growing Impact podcast characteristics Benay Gürsoy Toykoç, assistant professor of architecture at Penn State. In the episode, the College of Arts and Architecture researcher discusses her seed grant project which seeks to use mycelium, the root structure of fungi, as a renewable, biodegradable building material with […]

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Irish building materials and labor costs ‘rise amid global shortages’

Global shortages of almost all building materials have pushed up raw material costs for Irish construction by 13.4% and labor costs by 4%, with further price increases to come , warned a major investigation. The Turner and Townsend Poll also found that the Covid-19 restrictions will last a long time for construction in the Republic […]

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Israel allows construction materials to enter strike-ravaged Gaza Strip

Dozens of trucks carrying construction materials were allowed into the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Israel lifted a long-standing blockade that it further tightened following an 11-day assault on the Gaza Strip. Palestinian enclave in May. The imports took place during a period of tension in which Hamas militants threw incendiary balloons into Israel and […]