Building Science

Dow Chemical Co. is moving ahead with plans to add capacity for polyethylene and related feedstocks in the U.S. Gulf Coast and in Saudi Arabia.

Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of respondents supported investing taxpayers' money in energy-efficiency technologies, innovations, and programs if they would save consumers money.

Clean Edge, Inc. and SolarCity today announced the results of an inaugural national poll of U.S. homeowners among the first to ask homeowners directly if they would be interested in solar for their own homes—62 percent said yes.

After several meetings with Republican and Democratic office staffers, it is clear that the prospects of enacting the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act are still far away. 

Following an increase in demand for tall roof trusses, leading truss manufacturer Donaldson Timber Engineering Ltd (DTE) has launched SafeStep, a new scaffold system designed to minimize risk when fixing ridge bracing on these components. 

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new initiative to train architects, engineers and builders about the benefits of building high-rise buildings out of wood.

Idaho Forest Group, which operates five mills in North Idaho, will jump into cross-laminated timber, or CLT, in a partnership with the Johann Offner Group, a global manufacturing company.

he greatest improvement for commercial construction continues to be in metro areas with exposure to the energy and technology sectors.

Germany’s BASF SE is planning to increase its research activities in Asia and North America, with a target of doing half of its research and development outside its home base.

An engineered wood product that has the potential to transform building construction has been included in the New Zealand Building Code.

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