Demolition vs Deconstruction— Portland’s New Policy

Over the course of 2017, the city of Portland has initiated a law mandating that any home built prior to 1916 must be deconstructed rather than demolished. Deconstruction is the method by which homes are slowly taken apart, so that numerous Continue reading

Homebuilder Confidence Remains High

On the heels of numerous positive predictions for residential homebuilding’s 2017 outlook, a new midyear metric was released that shows homebuilding confidence remains high. Prior to January, forecasts for building materials and homebuilding were very optimistic and positive. Growth rates Continue reading

Breathable Floor Protection Popular Here In Bend

We’re providing Surface Liner Vapor breathable floor protection to Walsh Construction’s new apartment project here in Bend, Oregon. The apartment complex, called The Range, lies in an upscale neighborhood, and as such Walsh Construction is very keen to protect the Continue reading

Springtime Means Sales Trips For Builders Site Protection

Spring is about here and that means we’re back on the road for outside sales work. Having just returned from a sales trip to Phoenix, Pat, our owner, is off to her usual stops in Portland and Seattle to meet Continue reading

The Living Building Challenge – The Forefront Of Green Building Is Here In Bend

A new home in Bend, Oregon – where we’re located – has officially been the first single family home in the country to meet the rigorous Living Building Challenge (LBC) standards. Going far beyond LEED Platinum, the LBC standards are Continue reading

We’ve Published A New Article – Using Surface Protection to Shorten Punch Lists

In addition to the press releases, blog posts, and videos here and on our sister site http://ift.tt/28TCMt8, we also regularly publish articles through Ezine, the online publication. Our newest article covers the basics of finish stages of construction; and how Continue reading

Prepare For Fall Weather With Shoe Covers & Floor Protection

With summer coming to a close, the usual grey skies and wet weather are soon to follow. And while the pace building projects may continue as normal, keeping them clean does not. Mud, water, silt, and other debris can be Continue reading

Emerging Trends in Homebuilding

Recently a new report from Urban Land Institute has been making waves throughout the construction and design industries. This reputable and widely spread forecast outlines the transition from the post-recession slump in housing to the bright future ahead. Most interesting Continue reading