What The Heck Is A WUFI?

WUFI sounds like a Star Wars character, but it’s actually an extremely useful software suite that calculates simultaneous heat and moisture transport in multi-layer building components.  It can account for literally hundreds of variables, from insulation size and type to window and door sizes and types to siding to typical weather conditions for the building More Info »

, January 21, 2016



Second Tier Cities – Where Building Growth Will Be In The Next Five Years

According to the below article, second tier cities like Indianapolis, Kansas City, Denver, Portland, Austin, and other cities in the 1-5 million population range will be where the growth and therefore building demand will be during the next 5 years. Distributors and good contractors in these types of cities will be the hottest prospects for More Info »

, December 28, 2015



Exceptional Industry Growth in Some Sectors, More Growth Projected for 2016

Gilbane, a national construction and real estate development company, said in its Summer 2015 Construction Economics Report, 2015 will see record-breaking spending growth for some sectors of non-residential construction.  Spending on manufacturing buildings was up 50% in 2015 over last year to $86.4 billion, an unprecedented year-over-year growth increase. Other growth areas include education buildings, More Info »

, December 14, 2015



Energy Codes, Material Enhancements And A Systems Approach To The Building Envelope Are Helping Drive The Commercial Market

According to Brian Libby writing in Architect Magazine, increasingly stringent energy codes and an industry-wide push for greener materials are motivating insulation manufacturers and building scientists to rethink insulation’s role in the wall system. Sales of the material across the residential and commercial supply chains are forecast to rise 6.6 percent annually through 2019 to roughly $10.3 More Info »

, November 18, 2015



New Rigid Insulation With Graphite Promises High R-value With Thinner Material

A relatively new Graphite Polystyrene (GPS) rigid insulation is now available from a number of manufacturers. The graphite allows the insulation to be thinner while exhibiting comparable R-value to thicker expanded polystyrene (EPS) boards, and it enhances the material’s R-value as temperatures decrease so it retains more of its R-value in colder temperatures. Depending on More Info »

, November 13, 2015



New 0.4″ WallDefender Featured in 2 Magazines

Mortar Net’s new 0.4″ WallDefender mortar dropping collection device  has been featured in Contractor’s Supply Magazine and Masonry Construction Magazine.  To read the articles, click the links below. 0.4″ WallDefender is ideal for the smaller cavities common in residential and light commercial masonry cavity walls.  It joins 1″ and 2″ WallDefender as the most economical More Info »

, November 12, 2015



Mortar Net Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stephen Sumple to Represent Mortar Net Solutions in New England. BURNS HARBOR, IN and Southbury, CT — (July 20, 2015) Stephen Sumple and Mortar Net Solutions, Inc. are pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Mr. Sumple will represent Mortar Net in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Mortar Net More Info »

, July 24, 2015



Top 75 Construction Starts In The Midwest

According to ENR Midwest, multi-family housing starts are increasing throughout the Midwest thanks to Millenials’ reluctance to commit to home ownership and other major project types are under way as well, but the state of Illinois and the city of Chicago are still struggling.   ENR Midwest says: “Some 17 high-rises, nine of which broke More Info »

, May 7, 2015



2015 Commercial Construction Update From Hanley Wood

The outlook for commercial construction, especially for apartments and private non-residential looks very good. CONSTRUCTION FIRMS ADD 29,000 JOBS IN FEBRUARY, INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT AT HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 2009; SECTOR’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT EIGHT-YEAR LOW OF 10.6 PERCENT March 6, 2015 Construction Jobs in Highway and Transit Sector are at Risk, However, if Congress and the More Info »

, March 16, 2015



Mortar Net Teams With SBS Construction Products

SBS to Represent Mortar Net Solutions in AZ and NV BURNS HARBOR, IN and PHOENIX, AZ — (February 24, 2015) SBS Construction Products, LLC and Mortar Net Solutions, Inc. are pleased to announce that effective immediately SBS Construction Produc ts will represent Mortar Net Solutions in Arizona and Nevada. Mortar Net Solutions is the leader More Info »

, February 24, 2015