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10 Construction Industry Trends in 2018 That Will Carry Over Into 2019

Halfway through 2018, it is time to look at the construction industry trends and predictions and see which ones are shaping up. Keeping on top of new and emerging trends in the construction industry not only helps keep your company from falling behind, but it helps you prepare for the future. This year has been an interesting year, with many changes to supply routes and technology. With the continuing growth and evolution of the construction industry, companies must stay up-to-date if they want to remain competitive. Here are 10 construction industry trends in 2018 that will carry into 2019. Click…


U.S. Insulation Market to Hit $10.4 Billion in 2019 – Global Insulation Industry 2020 Forecasts in New Research Reports

Market research reports titled Insulation to 2019 (focused on US) and Global Insulation Industry Report 2015 are the latest addition to manufacturing and construction business intelligence collection of ReportsnReports.com. Complete report on US insulation market spread across 353 pages, profiling 35 insulation companies and supported with 64 tables and 10 charts is now available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/426155-insulation-to-2019.html . US demand for insulation is forecast to rise 7.0 percent annually through 2019 to $10.4 billion in 2019. Resurgent building construction activity will boost insulation demand, aided by the adoption of more stringent building codes such as the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code…


3.2 Billion Pounds of Progress!

No, we’re not talking about a collective Weight Watchers group-loss goal or the number of plastic straws no longer used by quick serve restaurants, but insulation. According to the results of a new survey released by NAIMA, its member companies in the U.S. and Canada used 3.2 billion pounds of recycled materials in the production of residential, commercial, thermal, and acoustical insulation products in 2017. This achievement is an extension of the industry’s longstanding commitment to substantial use of recycled content in the production of fiberglass and mineral wool insulation products. Click here to read more about the impact of…


Moody’s Global Construction Industry Outlook 2019

We forecast global revenue growth of around 5% on average for rated construction companies. This will be driven by output growth across all industry segments and most continents, supported by robust economic growth prospects and low interest rates. Our revenue growth forecast is towards the upper end of our 0%-6% range for a stable outlook. We forecast a global book-to-bill ratio, our second outlook metric, at 1.2x on average which reflects the current healthy industry conditions and suggests sustained revenue growth during 2019 and beyond. Revenue will grow fastest in Asia Pacific and North Americawith rates of up to 10%…


Saving Sustainably: Installing Drains and Vents

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of blogs detailing the construction of a net-zero energy house in Point Roberts, Washington, by an owner-builder with relatively little building experience. A list of Matt Bath’s GBA articles can be found at the bottom of this page. You’ll find Matt Bath’s full blog, Saving Sustainably, here. If you want to follow project costs, you can keep an eye on a budget worksheet here. Now that the frame of the house is complete and safe from the elements, I have some flexibility on what to do next. I could, for instance, decide…


Designing an Air Barrier for a Timbered Cathedral Ceiling

The house that Dennis Miller plans on building next spring will include a cathedral ceiling with timber trusses exposed on the interior. The issue, as Miller explains in this Q&A post, is making sure the ceiling gets an effective air barrier that will prevent moisture problems in the roof. “In a regular ceiling I’d think a continuous plane of drywall would do the job,” Miller writes. “However, this is a cathedral ceiling built on timber kingpost trusses that are exposed to the interior. In this case, the ceiling drywall is not continuous but broken into sections by the exposed timbers.”…

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