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The 2020 IWBC conference is going virtual! Co-hosted by IWBC and ABX, the online format will give attendees greater exposure and networking capabilities that will turn a pandemic into an opportunity for growth.
Cement releases an astounding amount of pollution, contributing 7% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions.
The New York city skyline is about to undergo a major change as the Marriot Hotel chain undertakes a new project to construct the tallest modular hotel in the world. This $65 million project will be open in late 2020.
The advancements in engineered timber products make them more sustainable, uniform and stronger than other materials on the market.
The US economy has been enjoying a historic run. Since June 2009, the upturn is set to be the longest in US history if it can last until June. The one area that is lagging is new home sales. The season? A lack of entry-level homes that are priced within reach of the 19.4 million who have entered the workforce since 2009.
Housing shortages, less disposable income and rising building costs—if there was ever a time to support affordable housing options, this is it!
The recognized need for sustainability is seeing the return of wood as our building material of choice. Mass-timber products (wood-engineered construction materials) are able to sequester carbon and are a sustainable, renewable, durable, cost-effective and beautiful option gaining traction in North American markets.
One of the many reasons for the growing housing shortage in the US is that people are “aging in place”. According to one study, people stay in their homes twice as long as they did in the 1920s. Homeowners aren’t updating their homes before placing them on the market, leaving buyers with unsatisfactory choices. “We… Read more »
During the 1970s, prefab was huge. Designers and builders recognized that they could save time and build cheaper and more accurately if they produced homes in factories. According to the US Census bureau, only 2% of single-family homes were prefab or modular in 2016. So why are there so few prefab houses today? From movie… Read more »