Sustainable Development and Affordable Housing.
Lets face it, not everybody knows what sustainable development really means so it isn’t always clear how sustainable development and affordable housing are linked. We need to start with the official definition of sustainable development because it is a term that conjures up all types of thoughts when used too loosely and depending on your point of reference may even draw opposing points of view. While consulting at the UN on the RIO+20 ... Continue
I Want To Use SIP Panels on My Next Project. Are They Covered in Building Codes?
When deciding if SIP Panels are a good choice for your next construction project, it is good to know they conform to building codes, are incredibly strong, and extremely energy efficient, and used to build hundreds of millions of square feet of buildings each year.
Over the years, products are accepted or rejected by a combination of public opinion, research, and practical ... Continue
Rationale for Building your own SIP Panels if you are in construction, especially internationally!
For over 70 years there has been a tremendous amount of SIP construction totalling many hundreds of millions of square feet of SIP buildings having been built. All of this has been backed by science and research demonstrating the strength and durability of the panels (as well as weaknesses). They are indisputably a strong product that offers a faster 1 way to ... Continue
Why do innovations in affordable housing technologies appear and then disappear so quickly?
There seems to be a real need in the world for better and faster ways to build affordable housing. It is estimated that there are 1.5 billion people who do not have adequate shelter, aka affordable housing. This would represent roughly 1/5 of mankind. We can assume all of those people just choose not to have houses and end this article here. Or, we ... Continue
Is there such a thing as an International Construction Material? Maybe! Concrete is available in a lot of places. But lets go back in time; way back. There are a couple of internationally recognised structures that use a material that can have a profound impact on modern construction. This material is an ancient material and it is the glue that holds the Great Wall of China together as well as was in the cement that made the roman structures so ... Continue