June 23, 2011

San Francisco -- Builders, architects and their suppliers gathered here June 22 for the PCBC conference, a three-day event whose theme this year -- "Forget the Rear View Mirror" -- reflected the ongoing changes that continue to reshape the building industry. Green building, for example, has evolved into "sealing the building envelope," and many vendors showed products that promise to create airtight, energy-efficient building.

June 6, 2011

Clifton, N.J.-based DriTac Flooring Products has launched a full line of adhesives and concrete sealers that have been certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute’s (CRI) Green Label Plus Program for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). 

March 31, 2011

Recent innovations in the paint aisle have led to some differences — and even clashes — among players in the competitive field. 

For instance, Benjamin Moore challenged Sherwin-Williams’ claims that its Harmony line of paints was “no-VOC” or “zero VOC.” Everyone agreed Harmony’s base paint is free of volatile organic compounds, but when conventional colorants are added, the VOC levels increase above the accepted definition.

January 19, 2011

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recommended that Sherwin-Williams modify or discontinue advertising claims that its Harmony paint line is completely free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

The NAD, which is the advertising industry’s self-regulatory forum, reviewed claims made by Sherwin-Williams in Web and print advertising following a challenge by Benjamin Moore & Co.

January 10, 2011

In today’s market, the products that go into a home are more important than ever. Buyers are demanding better quality, greener design and more features for less money, and so are builders. On the following pages is a collection of new, innovative and design-oriented products to help builders save time — or keep up with the times.

Mission Stone Fireplace Surrounds

December 2, 2010

CertainTeed Corporation is being honored with a 2010 Communitas Award for Excellence in Corporate Social...

October 31, 2010

Lowe’s has agreed to pay $2.75 million to settle a case with a Southern California...

October 20, 2010

Masco Home Services has joined a group of licensed certification organizations qualified to oversee inspections...

January 13, 2008

Hardware co-op caught selling wiper fluid with higher VOCs....

August 26, 2007

Many retailers who carry paint and coatings, whether they’re small or large, national or local,...