AGC: CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY RETURNING TO PRE-COVID-19 LEVELS IN SOME AREAS OF THE COUNTRY

Despite a recovery in construction activity, firms are still reporting a high rate of project cancellations and delays related to supply chain issues and labor shortages. Vincent Salandro, Builder June 2020

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Moroccan Tadelakt: History & Manufacturer

Tadelakt Is The Plaster Of Marrakech And In Recent Years Its Moroccan Aesthetic Has Fascinated The Western Design World. Patrick Webb, Walls and Ceilings Magazine June 2020

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Continuous Insulation Cladding

It should be pondered that EIFS is not the natural “Go-To” preference to meet the new code requirements, as a continuous insulation exterior cladding, Walls and Ceilings Magazine, Albert Carillo, April 2020

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2021 I-Codes: Stucco WRB Enhancements

The 2021 ICC family of codes (energy and building codes) will see significant changes made to the Portland Cement Stucco water-resistive barrier (WRB) provisions. SBC Magazine/ Jay Crandell P.E./ March 2020

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Smart Coatings Bring High-Performance Enclosures to the Next Level

What could be better than a high-performance coating for a building enclosure? How about a finish or coating system that delivers responsiveness and functionality for exterior surfaces over the life of the building? Building Enclosure/ Karine Galla/ March 2020

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U.S. Hotel Construction pipeline continued to expand year-over-year despite COVID-19

Many open or temporarily closed hotels have already begun or are in the planning stages of renovating and repositioning their assets while occupancy is low or non-existent. Building Design and Construction/ Market Data/ April 30, 2020

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Permeability and Performance in Water-Resistive Barriers

Identifying the Proper Choice for Applications, Building Enclosure, Jason Peace, November 2019

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EIMA Makes Push for Construction Industry

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic the EIFS Industry Members Association has sent a letter to the Governors of Maryland and New York requesting their action to label businesses in the construction industry as “essential businesses.” EIMA Blog, March 31, 2020

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Chart: 85% of Builders Expect Labor Problems to Persist in 2020

Cost and availability of labor topped the list of problems builders faced in 2019, and is expected to return to the number one spot in 2020. NAHB/ SBC Magazine, February 7, 2020

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Lightweight Prefabricated Insulation Panels

StoPanel Delivers Improved Comfort with Minimal Disruption in Six-Story Office Building Restoration Project. Walls and Ceilings Magazine, Michael Reese, 2-21-20.

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