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Builders warm to Genest Concrete’s Comfort Block

An insulated concrete masonry wall system, with block placed on adhesive or thin set mortar, was among finalists in the Best of IBS Awards/Most Innovative Building Products category, spotlighted last month during the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show (IBS), Orlando. Developed by Sanford, Me., building and hardscape unit producer Genest Concrete, Comfort Block is offered in two- and four-piece versions, CB-8 and CB-16, for 8- or 16-in. thick walls.

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Eagle tile, Eldorado veneer, HercuTech walls make reNEWable Home

A top U.S. homebuilder, Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Meritage Homes Corp. unveiled the reNEWable Living Home last month in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show. The 5,800-sq.-ft., Orlando, Fla., property features renewable energy sources and sustainable building materials that cater to increased consumer demand for better, smarter and healthier homes.

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Pavestone maps new paths for CityStone

Pavestone has added four new CityStone products to its Keystone Hardscapes portfolio for residential, commercial, institutional, retail and government markets. The stone is distinguished by joint patterns affording patio, sidewalk, residential driveway and parking space pavements recognizable surface texture and classic appeal.

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Cultured Stone sculpts new Ashlar series veneer units

The producer that pioneered the manufactured stone veneer category arrived at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show 2018 with a new Sculpted Ashlar profile in three unique color variations. The veneer unit’s distinctive form is precision engineered to exhibit consistent joint lines within a unique, dimensional format that will complement a variety of regional styles. The profile debuts in three versatile colors: Silver Shore (light tones of green and grey), Grouse (medium tones of tan and brown) and Ferrous (dark tones of carbon blue, charcoal and copper).

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Researchers quantify returns on safety technology investments

A new Dodge Data & Analytics study reveals the engagement with and impact of two critical trends for improving construction safety: Technologies used on jobsites, from building information modeling (BIM) to drones to wearable devices; and, Prevention through Design (PtD), an emerging practice positioned for wider acceptance in the design and construction industry.

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