Sustainable Hospital Design
Although everyday problems seem to be a constant reminder of the perils of life, little more can be as traumatizing as not having a hospital facility to go to when one encounters a severe injury or illness.
Last year, a collaboration was initiated by Milli Smith, founder of The Scarlet Heart Foundation, Inc. and an evangelist for advanced development in Haiti and Africa, to improve the availability of medical services and facilities to those ... Continue
Let’s start by describing what a SIP Panel is and why they are called SIP Panels in the first place.
The SIP Panel is actually an ingenious combination of three things; two panels and a core. One panel serves as an exterior skin, the core is a block of construction foam, and a second panel serves as an outer skin. These three items are bonded together to create a strong Structural Insulated Panel.
Most small house designs and small house plans available on the market today are designs that have been in use for decades and have been updated in their appearance yet remain basically the same in their construction. Most do not utilize modern materials to improve the sustainability of the home.
For a house to be truly modern it must be built in such a way that it reduces energy consumption which lowers heating and cooling costs and ... Continue
Small Eco Houses are filling a niche in an international housing market that has been unable to fill demand for decades.
The UN has been reporting for decades that over one billion people were living in inadequate housing across the globe. However; two recent trends have boosted the likelihood that inadequate housing supply is being replaced by small eco houses.
First; a broader awareness and deeper involvement globally by governments and civil society to be environmental good stewards was bolstered by last ... 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
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