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We've pooled our combined years of experience in the construction industry to create this library of valuable resources. This should be your first stop if you're looking for innovative building solutions, in-depth product comparisons and case studies, and industry insight and forecasts.

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video Insultech – Where Innovation Meets Style and Performance The InsulTech System™ not only meets the requirements of the owner and architect; it can help contractors save time as well.
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video Traverse Mountain Mixed-Use Development  When developers in Salt Lake City, Utah, wanted to create and build a place where corporations would want to locate, they enlisted the insight of Oldcastle Building Solutions.
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infographic 13 Tips For Accurate Construction Estimates Our infographic breaks down 13 tips to help you get accurate estimates before beginning the construction process.
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infographic Importance of Water In 2015, the World Economic Forum labeled water as the number one global risk based on societal impact. Here's how you can help in your construction and business practices. 
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infographic Concrete Pipe vs. Plastic Pipe Our infographic breaks down key characteristics of two commonly used building materials in an easy to read visual format.
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infographic Millennials - The Driving Force Behind Multifamily homes We break down the specific challenges that are driving millennials away from buying a home and towards multifamily options.
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ebook Safety eBook: The Complete Guide to Fatality Elimination Learn the 11 fundamentals for reducing the risk of serious injuries and fatalities on the job site.
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report 2018 Construction Forecast Report Prepare for 2018 with our North American Construction Forecast Report offering a consensus view of growth.
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ebook The Definitive Guide to Construction Safety In this eBook, we cover some of the most common incidents within the construction industry, and tell you what you can do to prevent them.
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slideshow 2017 U.S Construction Industry and Influencing Factors Slideshow Learn more about the state of the construction industry in 2017 and important influencing factors in this handy visual reference guide
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infographic 2017 Construction Materials Industry Forecast Infographic This infographic looks at the cost of materials and gives an industry consensus forecast for 2017.
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video Canadian Economy and Construction: Interview with Chief Economist Alex Carrick The severe drop in oil prices has limited GDP growth for the commodity-driven economy. Fortunately, Alex sees some telltale signs of recovery.
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video High-Tech and Construction: Interview with Chief Economist Alex Carrick Learn how high-tech is impacting the construction industry and hear Alex's ideas to help building materials manufacturers stay on the forefront of this trend.
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video U.S. Construction: Interview with Chief Economist Alex Carrick Alex shares thoughts on residential, commercial, institutional and civil construction, the rise of urban markets, low office building vacancy and the importance of soft and hard infrastructure for continued growth.
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video U.S. Economy Outlook: Interview with Chief Economist Alex Carrick In one of the longest expansions in U.S. history, should we prepare for a recession or are we in a new era of continued growth?
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infographic 2017 Regional, State, and MSA Infographic Construction is expected to grow in 2017. See all the latest data summarized in this easy-to-read infographic.
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report 2017 Construction Forecast Prepare for 2017 with our U.S. Construction Forecast Report.
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whitepaper Controlling Moisture in Masonry Learn about the key concerns relating to moisture in masonry and how to solve them through advancements in water repellent mortar and block systems.
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whitepaper BIM Comes to Masonry BIM has revolutionized construction, but not masonry—that's all changing, as this ancient trade is introduced to new techniques.
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guide Stormwater Management Matrix “Stormwater Management Matrix” gives you the methods, resources, purpose and product sources to help you integrate soil infiltration in your project plan.
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guide Advances in Multifamily Building Materials Manufactured masonry thin veneers has hit its stride. Today’s products are engineered to look, adhere, and weather better than their traditional counterparts.
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guide Advances in Manufactured Masonry Thin Veneers Manufactured masonry thin veneers has hit its stride. Today’s products are engineered to look, adhere, and weather better than their traditional counterparts.
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infographic Seismic Safety Act Cheat Sheet Digesting all the implications of the Seismic Safety Act for hospitals in California can make your head spin! Luckily we’ve put together a quick reference infographic to break it all down.
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guide Concrete Masonry in Green Buildings Concrete masonry units (CMUs) are well known by architects, contractors, and owners because of their enduring history over thousands of years.
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guide Optimizing Project Scheduling Guide Our Optimizing Project Scheduling guide will give you insight into the items you should take into account to control project schedules.
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guide Wall Insulation Guide We’ve put together a great report that gives you a breakdown on one of the most important topics in design today - continuous insulation. DOWNLOAD TODAY
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infographic Concrete VS Cement Guide “What’s Concrete? What’s Cement?” gives you a bit of history, the differences, the uses and the similarities so you’ll be the expert.
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whitepaper Masonry Meets New Energy Codes As society moves towards sustainable building, energy codes are becoming ever more demanding. Manufacturers are working to develop new, more insulated masonry systems with better thermal performance.
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report 2016 Construction Forecast Report Prepare for 2016 with our U.S. Construction Forecast Report offering in-depth anaylsis on end-market growth, regional expectations, and more.
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checklist Precast Benefits Checklist How do you know if precast is right for your project? Our Precast Benefits Checklist, gives you the top advantages of using precast in an easy to reference guide.
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checklist Pre-Fab Determination Checklist With our Pre-Fab Determinations Checklist, it’s easy to assess the benefits of Pre-Fab and determine if it’s a fit for your project.
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whitepaper Stormwater Management with Permeable Pavers Permeable interlocking concrete pavers provide environmentally sound solutions for municipal, commercial, and industrial stormwater management.
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guide Business Growth Guide Challenges you with analysis questions, markets to consider, operational changes to evaluate and so much more.
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