Building Electrification: Pathways to Decarbonization

A look at three different approaches to electrification New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Building electrification is the process of switching from technologies and equipment powered by fossil fuels (fuel oil, natural gas, propane, and coal) to efficient, all-electric options. Since the passage of the Climate Act in 2019, more companies are discovering the benefits of building electrification. They are taking advantage of NYSERDA’s financial incentives, and sharing…


Transforming Dublin’s Skyline: Central Plaza Roof Expansion

Are you ready to see the future of urban construction? The iconic Central Bank site in Dublin has been transformed into the remarkable Central Plaza, setting new standards for city center redevelopments. The design of the new steel roof construction, led by the renowned Henry J Lyons Architects featured a complex geometric structure, including cantilevering triangles and hidden connections among multiple steel RHS. This monolithic steel frame, lacking expansion joints,…


Prefabricated insulated building elements need to be resilient, robust and add real value to the finished construction.

Recently, fires in buildings worldwide have underscored the crucial need for non-combustible products to ensure the safety of occupants and workers. Working with leading manufacturers of precast insulated sandwich panels, we have developed an A1 non-combustible stone wool insulation product line Fabrock™ for precast concrete panels. Our hashtag#StoneWool insulation offers an ideal balance of hashtag#FireSafety, hashtag#CompressiveStrength, and thermal performance. These insulated hashtag#Panels enhance building safety, improve hashtag#EnergyEfficiency, and contribute to…




The Future of Building Exteriors: How Dextall’s Prefab Solutions Outperform EIFS in Retrofits and Passive House Applications

  By Samira Sabulis, CCO of Dextall As the world increasingly embraces sustainability, the construction industry faces a pivotal moment in determining the best materials and methods for retrofitting aging buildings. Two popular choices stand at the forefront of this conversation: Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and Prefabricated (Prefab) exterior wall systems. This article explores why Prefab solutions, particularly Dextall’s innovative wall system, are the superior choice for retrofitting…


ROCKWOOL North America Factory Tour

Great to host a ROCKWOOL North America Factory Tour for some friends and family in the Rainscreen Industry! We really enjoyed the day and appreciated your time today in Ranson, WV, helping to raise all ships. Big thanks to Rob Klein, Robert Blount, Martin Mee, Paul Espinosa and Patricia Whitehead for your help and support making this happen! Read More



MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

Today, the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing opens to the community. Known to students as Building 54, the 185,000-square-foot building establishes a flexible, new hub for research and education in one of the Institute’s most renowned departments. We engineered a facade of glass “shingles” along Vassar Street that reflects the Cambridge sky and the SOM-designed Fairchilds Building across the street. Read More


Have you seen the new Architect Packet from Croft?

They're doing the incredible job of making straw and wood into high performance systems, ready for 21st century, large-scale projects. We're very excited to work with them and are always happy to see the latest development. Check their panel specs per this new doc (available on croft.haus now): - R-Value of 3.8/inch (panels are R-45 or R-60) - Class A Flame and Smoke spread (ASTM E84) - Vapor-Open hygrothermal behavior (Pro…