To make the assessment, the resources used and the wastes generated are calculated, mass-balanced, and normalized relative to a specific quantity called a functional unit.
LCA is a way of quantifying the environmental impact generated by the manufacture and delivery of a product.
Metals | July 08, 2015 | Ken Buchinger
During metal roof retrofits, look for moisture and check for asbestos
Metals | June 23, 2015 | Ken Buchinger
For the best possible outcomes when working on metal roof retrofits, consider some simple but vital steps to get the best possible outcome from your r...
Metals | June 09, 2015 | Ken Buchinger
Let’s look at the importance of enforcing the detailed specifications the roof manufacturer provides.
For architects, it’s important to stay on top of the details and specifications, and make sure these are clearly communicated to the roofing contractor as needed.
But how does the architect ensure that he or she gets this essential information on every project?
Roof manufacturers can help architects by training the roof contractor on the installation of the standing seam roof system to be used on the project. Photo: Flickr.
Here are three things metal roof manufacturers can do to help the architect
There are a number of things a roof manufacturer can do to help the architect make sure the finished roof is properly designed. Photo courtesy of MBCI.
Metals | April 27, 2015 | Ken Buchinger
Architects are not only expected to be experts in every field, they must also be part lawyer, arbitrator and magician
Every year American cities spend an estimated $12 billion on graffiti removal.
A new effective solution that is biodegradable and water-soluble can help building owners and municipalities save millions of dollars.
Construction projects in fire-prone areas need to take wildfire danger into account, and metal panels provide some fire-resistant qualities.
Photo: Detlfef Schobert/Flickr
In areas that experience strong winds, metal roof and wall panels provide a sturdy, well-tested option for building envelope design.
Roofing | September 02, 2014 | Ken Buchinger
Metal roofing material is known for its durability, but it also offers two other sustainable attributes that are sometimes overlooked: enhanced energy...