>>Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in June
The Dodge Momentum Index took another step forward in June, increasing 1.1 percent to 141.1 (2000=100) from its revised May reading of 139.6. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. June’s lift was due to a 4.8 percent advance by the institutional component of the Momentum Index, while the commercial component fell 1.3 percent.
>>Foam Supplies, Inc. Celebrates 45 Years of Success Through Innovation
Foam Supplies, Inc. – the industry leader in environmentally responsible polyurethane products – is proud to celebrate 45 years serving a wide range of industries with rigid, flexible and spray foams, as well as dispensing equipment and many other products.
>>Closed-Cell Foam Between Studs Is a Waste
Open-cell spray foam has an R-value of about R-3.7 per inch, while closed-cell spray foam has an R-value that may be as high as R-6.5 per inch. If you want to install spray foam in a stud wall, and price is no object, then it would seem to make sense to specify closed-cell spray foam, right? Well, not necessarily.
Installed Building Products (IBP) estimates that it is the second largest new residential insulation installer domestically, with a national platform consisting of over 125 locations "serving" all of the lower 48 states (note that the company does not have a physical location in roughly 25 percent of states, such as Montana or Nevada).