It was 1971 and Chris Clayville was tired of being an employee at the Atomic Energy Commission and living in Pocatello, Idaho. He had grown up in Burley, which was about 70 miles from where he and his wife Linda were living with their young daughters.
A candid chat with an insulation manufacturer on mergers, COVID, continuing innovation and other progressions. Doug Kramer speaks.
August 25, 2020
Huntsman Building Solutions, over time, will become a broader platform. Spray foam insulation and spray foam roofing solutions are primary in our business. However, we do intend to continue to expand the platform by introducing additional sustainable and innovative building material technologies and solutions.
It’s no secret that trade industries have been dealing with a shortage of labor causing issues with project delays and quality of work. That being said, High Performance Insulation Professionals is working to connect contractors with qualified labor using the High Performance Recruiter.
One of the most successful technologies used today to deter rainwater intrusion into a building's exterior wall and protect its envelope is the rainscreen system. Introduced more than 20 years ago in the United States, rainscreen technology has continued to advance, along with its popularity among building owners who desire a "stylish raincoat" for their structure.
Sequencing issues. Finger pointing. If you’re involved with the design or construction of exterior building envelopes you’ve experienced this before—either you’ve been called out by another sub or trade for damaging their work or perhaps you’ve been guilty of it yourself.
Given the current unemployment numbers, there is an increasing possibility that Congress will enact another economic stimulus bill. The residential energy efficiency industry has been particularly hard hit, with job losses reported in excess of 400,000. I believe the federal policy best suited to reboot our industry is a dramatically scaled up Section 25C tax credit for homeowner energy efficiency improvements.
Design-build projects for the public sector always come with specific requirements with little room for flexibility. The City of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., wanted its new Operations Center to meet the requirements of LEED Silver certification, look great and be designed to withstand 205 mph ultimate wind speeds, all while staying within a strict budget. The choice of insulated metal panels (IMPs) from Metl-Span helped meet those goals.
Check out the September 2020 edition of Walls & Ceilings: This issue spotlights Clayville Insulation, SIP construction is a very relevant and safe building solution, scissor lifts ensure greater jobsite safety success, and much more!