Dueling construction standards offer opportunities for plastics

November 15, 2013 2:41 pm ET

It looks like plastics can still have a starring role in sustainable construction. The General Service Administration is giving federal agencies a choice of green building certification systems, endorsing the Green Building Initiatives' Green Globes ...


PVC shields concrete in quakes, bombings

November 12, 2013 2:28 pm ET

SARASOTA, FLA. — A general contractor from Florida who patented a clear PVC wall form that encapsulates concrete sees a long list of potentially life-saving applications for his stay-in-place building system, as well as benefits for everyone...

Bill requiring building insulation review headed to California governor's desk

September 13, 2013 6:36 pm ET

A bill forcing state officials to review flammability standards for foam insulation materials passed the California Legislature and is expected to be signed by the state's governor.

Omnova Solutions could be headed to Beachwood, Ohio

August 13, 2013 2:26 pm ET

Omnova Solutions Inc. may be exiting the Akron suburb of Fairlawn, Ohio, for the Cleveland suburb of Beachwood.

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