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HPIP’s Online Certification

HPIP's Online Certification | 2020-08-10 | Walls & CeilingsWalls & Ceilings logoWalls & Ceilings logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires…

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The BS* + Beer Show: Open Building Systems with Tedd Benson

Tedd Benson is founder and CEO of Bensonwood and Unity Homes. He is a modern timber-frame pioneer and has devoted his life to developing better ways to build. Tedd is a nationally known speaker and presenter and is the recipient of many awards, including an honorary doctorate from Unity College, and most recently, The Granite State Award in recognition of his statewide and national influence on best building practices.When we asked Tedd to join us for an episode of the BS* + Beer show on how to build with remodeling in mind, Tedd said, “Sure, but I’m going to need…

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Weight ≠ Compressive Strength

Weight ≠ Compressive Strength | 2020-08-06 | Walls & CeilingsWalls & Ceilings logoWalls & Ceilings logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website…

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Wingnut Testing: Above-Grade Foundation Wall Dampproofing

It has always seemed odd to me that quite frequently, from both aesthetic and moisture management perspectives, the above-grade portion of foundation walls are simply ignored.It’s not hard to find poured concrete or concrete masonry unit (CMU) walls that are left bare above grade. Not only do they look unfinished, but more importantly, they act unfinished, soaking up quite a bit of splashback when it rains or ponded water when melting snow is piled against them. This is the newest house in our neighborhood, about 8 years old, with a bare-above-grade concrete foundation. Above grade portions of foundation walls are…

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SPFA Elects and Announces New Board of Directors for 2020-2022

SPFA Elects and Announces New Board of Directors for 2020-2022 | 2020-08-05 | Walls & CeilingsWalls & Ceilings logoWalls & Ceilings logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our…

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“Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing”

Global Green USA originally published “Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing” in 2007. While the original holds up well, we’re lucky to have a new edition from Walker Wells and Kimberly Vermeer. Kimberly reached out to my partner Abe Kruger last year to discuss the upcoming edition and to visit some of our local projects that could be featured as case studies. We’re excited that two are now featured in their revised edition as exemplary green affordable housing developments.Blueprint is a very good primer on the affordable housing industry and the steps to creating sustainable projects in this market sector. The…

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