What Makes A Building Material Sustainable? Top 5 Picks

Sustainability means a lot of things to a lot of different people. It’s a hugely broad concept that often frustrates people with its many different definitions. In general, sustainability means the capacity of something to endure forever and commonly it’s important to consider the social and environmental impacts of decisions made.  The same happens in the building industry regarding sustainability so we’re out to shed a bit of light on this topic; what characteristics does a building material need to…

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Metal buildings market report

Analysis and Forecast for the 2020 Steel Market

This year, 2020, marks the beginning of a new decade, and this new decade is looking to be amenable to the steel industry. Recent breakthroughs in technology have made pre-engineered steel buildings with high structural integrity commonplace in an expanding market, but this is not the only driving force behind the steel industry. Steel has a multitude of benefits, which are now boosting sales and improving the market. The material is stable and has high aesthetic appeal, making it very…

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Passive House

How Passive House is Transforming Top Universities

With more and more world leaders, educational institutes and industry professionals looking towards creating a more sustainable future for the next generation, many have focused on the housing crises and improving the consumption and production of energy. One of these possible solutions is called ‘passive house’, and while the concept has been around since the late ’80s, it’s now beginning to gain traction and adoption by many top tier universities such as Cornell and Harvard. Let’s take a look at…

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