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Five Ways to Save Costs on New Construction

FIVE WAYS TO SAVE ON NEW CONSTRUCTION Materials, time, home size, your builder, and timing are all considerations when maximizing your building dollars. Choose wisely.

MFG Day 2018: How Manufacturing Benefits The Building Industry

2018 Manufacturing Week is October 1-5  In the most recent data, manufacturers contributed $2.33 trillion to the U.S. economy in the first quarter of 2018. In 2017, manufacturing accounted for 11.6 percent of GDP in the ...

Affordable Housing is Dead: Let's Change the Conversation

Affordable housing: What do you think of when you hear that term? It conjures up many images. And let’s be honest, they’re not always the most pleasant: “Low Income.” “Subsidized.” “Income-based.” “Workforce.”

Trav's Outfitter: A Final Look at the Finished Project

It took years of dreaming and planning but just months of construction; now Trav's Outfitter is officially at home in its new location in the strongest retail area of Watertown, South Dakota.

High School Building Trades Students Meet the Future of Framing

A group of high school students from Yankton High School had an eventful day September 5, 2018. The group of students was tasked with framing the exterior of a 1600 sq. ft. house in one day. Impossible? Not at all — ...

Full Fall Line-up Of Architecture Events

Architectural Showcase What are the benefits of designing with structural insulated panels (SIPs)? Look for Enercept at an AIA Event in your area.  Gain a better understanding of application, assembly and detailing to ...

SIPs, Bringing New Life To Old Barns

One can easily imagine the idyllic, postcard-perfect scene: Lush fields, perhaps a lovely sunset and the iconic symbol of farm life — the barn.

Five Key Tips For Building With SIPs

Prescriptive Advice That Even Experienced SIP Users Should Review Structural insulated panels or SIPs are gaining the attention of Builders and Customers interested in achieving high-performance building envelopes in ...

Ten Steps To Start the Journey To Building Your New Home

The Process of Building the SIP Home of Your Dreams Begins With Planning. As with any journey, you’ll want to do some research before plan your trip. You’ll want to have a good sense of your vision, the end result, and ...

Did You Know? Common Misconceptions About SIPs

What do you think you know about Structural Insulated Panels? Sometimes a little knowledge can also mean a slew of misinformation; that’s certainly true with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). To that end, let’s clear ...

In This Ring: SIPs VS ICFs

It’s a strongly-debated comparison in the sustainable building arena and experts often go rounds about this question: Which is better – Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) or Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs)? The answer? ...

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