Economist To Dealers: Your Recovery Will Take Time

General rebound is under way, but housing’s recovery will trail, Mercer U. prof tells Florida dealers By Craig Webb The U.S. economy is emerging from its worst period since the 1930s, but housing’s recovery will trail other industries and its rebound depends on skirting several potential pitfalls, a Mercer University economics professor told Florida building …

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How to Evaluate Green Products

In this era of greenwashing, legal experts offer guidelines to researching product claims and protecting your business from litigation. By Katy Tomasulo Las Vegas, Jan. 22 – The number of products advertised as “green” has multiplied at a record pace in recent years. But while some are as eco-friendly as they say, others are dripping …

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Green Building Product Sales to Surpass $80 Billion in 2013

Report from The Freedonia Group projects rapid growth in demand for FSC-certified wood panels and other green building categories. By Katy Tomasulo A report released by research firm The Freedonia Group estimates the U.S. market for green building materials will exceed $80 billion by 2013, with a predicted 7.2% annual increase from $57 billion in …

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Inadequate Panel Spacing – a common but costly mistake.

Ambient Temperatures and moisture conditions cause a constant state of expansion and contraction in every substance there is, whether solid, liquid or gas. This explains why bridges have expansion joints, why sidewalks have expansion joints and why you have to space structural panels such as OSB and plywood by 1/8” at joints to give them …

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Inadequate Panel Spacing – A Costly Mistake!

Ambient Temperatures and moisture conditions cause a constant state of expansion and contraction in every substance there is, whether solid, liquid or gas. This explains why bridges have expansion joints, why sidewalks have expansion joints and why you have to space structural panels such as OSB and plywood by 1/8” at joints to give them …

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The Healthiest Housing Markets for 2009

Builder, in conjunction with Hanley Wood Market Intelligence, debuts its metric for determining markets with the best and least potential. By Boyce Thompson With most economists and builders expecting a national market decline this year, this may not seem like the best time to be selecting the “healthiest” markets in the country. Virtually every market …

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