Monthly Archives: May 2011
Northern Steel International has been providing pre-engineered prefab steel buildings to major corporations around the world. They have recently created a new division called Ecosteel. Their idea was to combine their technological expertise in engineering and producing steel buildings with recycled materials and local manufacturing from their extensive supply chain. They would then apply this to residential construction. (more…)
There was a wood trestle called the ‘Lucin Cutoff Railroad Trestle’ on Utah’s Great Salt lake built in the early 1900s. The trestle was decommissioned some time after and it was replaced by a solid fill causeway. What remained was 10’s of millions of board feet of Douglas Fir timbers, redwood decking and Douglas Fir pilings. (more…)
Here’s a great new product from Mio. Foldscape is a three dimensional drop ceiling tile made from recycled cardboard and shipped flat. (more…)
Arnold Glas is one of Europe’s largest and most innovative glass producers with over 40 patents awarded since 1959. In 2010 they were given the ‘Top-10 Green Building Products Green Spec’ award for a new product called Ornilux. (more…)
What is AAC?
AAC is autoclaved aerated concrete, a product developed in Sweden in 1923 and only available in the United States for the last 10 years. It was originally developed as an alternative to wood, which was quickly diminishing in supply in Sweden. AAC is manufactured in a very large array of shapes and sizes and is used much as brick and CMU is used in conventional construction. (more…)
A unique approach for reclaimed wood, Terra Mai sources their material from all over the world. They then ship the found material to mills closest to the project they are supplying for further processing. This allows the project to qualify for LEED points for material sourced within 500 miles of the project in addition to the points received for using recycled material. (more…)