Drew Ballensky

Drew Ballensky is general manager of Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.’s central U.S. facility in Iowa and company spokesman for Duro-Last’s cool roofing, sustainability and architectural education programs. He is past-president of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association and chairman of CFFA’s Vinyl Roofing Division. Drew earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Iowa and master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University. Drew has over 29 years experience in business and industry in various engineering and managerial capacities. He has worked in the U.S. and Canadian operations for a major international manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings, was a financial analyst with a major athletic apparel manufacturer and was an owner of a general contracting company.
Posted on November 05, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
The International Energy Conservation Code has been revised to eliminate what has been seen as a blanket exemption for historic buildings. The current “historic buildings” definition has been criticized as too imprecise, and many jurisdictions still apply the IECC selectively to historic buildings...
Posted on October 28, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
NRCA's EnergyWise Roof Calculator Online has been updated to include information from the 2012 version of the International Code Council's International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the 2012 version of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). In addition, new minimum long-term...
Posted on October 22, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
Major renovation projects—those costing more than $100,000—climbed as a share of total nonresidential construction as the recession began and haven’t yet come down, breaking from historic patterns. In a low-growth environment, many companies can’t justify adding or expanding to their facilities,...
Posted on October 15, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
A major renovation of an historic YMCA in Los Angeles to an apartment facility was named the 2013 World Architecture Festival Housing Award recipient. The 28th Street Apartments project, designed by Koning Eizenberg Architecture, added new residential units, upgraded existing units, and revitalized...
Posted on October 07, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
The CEO of Pittsburgh’s Green Building Alliance says lenders want better data to justify loans for green building retrofits. “Right now we need more data because we don’t have what we need for you to walk into the bank for a building loan and say, ‘if I do this it will save $1,000 on our utilities...
Posted on October 01, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
The renovation of a set of historic downtown Winchester, Va., buildings led to the discovery of several historic artifacts including a Civil War cannonball and bullets, a variety of old baseball cards, and a 1940s-era newspaper embedded in the drywall. The buildings, constructed in 1840, were the...
Posted on September 24, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.   Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pa., unveiled a new look following a $500,000 ceiling renovation. The 77 year-old structure’s original cork ceiling tiles were removed and replaced with a...
Posted on September 17, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.   Work is under way at the Wisconsin State Capitol on an extensive $2.7 million, 14-month renovation to the skylights above the House and Senate chambers, along with the barrel vault...
Posted on September 10, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.   The 1200 Buildings program in Melbourne, Australia was designed to encourage the retrofitting of 1,200 commercial buildings, or about 70% of the city’s commercial buildings stock. After...
Posted on September 04, 2013 by Drew Ballensky
Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.   The owner of a 29-acre cluster of brick buildings in Watertown, Mass., wants to reinvent the site as a 21st-century innovation hub. Known for many years as the Watertown Arsenal, the...

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