How to save trees with concrete

In communities across Canada, people are recycling more, driving less, and conserving water. As construction goes green, insulated concrete forms (ICFs) have been soaring in popularity. Millions of people are now passionate about the efficient use of natural resources, and that has affected every activity from transportation to construction.

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Vapour barrier tape: Five common questions answered

A vapour barrier tape must provide strong adhesion in cold, hot, or humid conditions. It should also be durable, easy-to-apply, and resist a wide range of internal and external variables such as weathering, temperature, and chemicals.

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Achieve a superior basement/foundation with insulated concrete forms

Utilizing insulated concrete forms (ICFs) in a basement application provides a structurally superior and resilient foundation that delivers better insulation and is more energy efficient than traditional construction methods. This type of construction methodology helps reduce energy bills considerably by maintaining a consistent temperature in the basement. ICFs also facilitate an overall reduction in maintenance costs for the homeowner over the lifetime of the building.

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Women in construction and how they are paving the way

With an industry that seems to be lacking women professionals, we had the honour to talk to Zey Emir, a professional engineer and construction expert, who is the current chair of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), and also the president of the large national consulting company, Revay & Associates Ltd.

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BILCO doors protect pumps, help Virginia community solve water issues

The Hampton Roads region in eastern Virginia, United States, faces challenging issues with water quality and land subsidence, but a new project is helping to provide a sustainable source of groundwater.A central part of the system is specialty access doors manufactured by the BILCO Company of Connecticut. The doors protect pumps and vaults in the complex system, and play a vital role in protecting water and other matter from infiltrating the system.

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The reasons for choosing IKO are all around you

The ATB Centre Arenas, Phase I project, in Lethbridge, Alta. employed IKO’s signature commercial roofing and building envelope products, including the dependable IKO two-ply styrene butadiene styrene (SBS) roofing system and an IKO AquaBarrier air and vapour barrier (AVB) system.

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Acoustical blades provide sound control in new exposed structure headquarters

Wacom, a high-tech manufacturer of interactive pen displays, tablets, and styluses, recently moved its North American headquarters from Vancouver, Wash., to a new space in Portland, Oreg. As part of the relocation, company management desired an interior design that was far different from the traditional office space at its previous location and one that would entice prospective new employees to join the company.

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