Vertical Farms: The Smart Buildings That Grow Food


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Smart buildings control temperature, humidity and light to create an environment where the occupants can thrive. It’s complicated when the occupants are human, but what if they were fruits and leafy greens in a vertical farm? That would be an excellent application for Isowall® insulated panels. Driving Forces Behind Vertical Farms Vertical farming is getting […]

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Unusual Applications of Structural Insulated Panels


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While it’s easy to think of structural insulated panels as being primarily used by more industrial-focused businesses, there are many more applications for these, from retail locations to schools to residential uses in certain circumstances. When you think about it, fire rated wall panels can be useful in any location that you would like this […]

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What You Need to Know When Using Isowall Insulated Panels


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When approaching jobs requiring the use of Isowall Insulated Panels, you must abide by some key handling, storage, and installation considerations to keep things from going awry. These structural insulated panels, or SIPs, allow you to reduce your construction time and job site waste while keeping costs under control. But that is only true if […]

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What is Micro Cultivation?


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If you are looking to enter the oft-lucrative world of cannabis cultivation, but do not have a lot of room, micro cultivation could be the answer you seek. Similar to craft brewing, micro cultivation allows you to produce small batches of cannabis, creating high-quality products again and again. Before you can get started, you need […]

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The Advantages of Implementing Pre-Cut Electrical Chases in SIPs for Electrical Work


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Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a durable modern-day building system for both commercial and industrial construction. Each panel, including the Isowall insulated panels, are created with an insulating foam core that is perfectly sandwiched between two outer layers of structural material like OSB. Building a structure with SIPs instead of traditional wood framing is a […]

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The 5 Biggest Mistakes Medical Marijuana Growers Make when Setting up a Growing Facility


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It’s easy to get excited about the potential success of any cannabis venture, especially when all you hear about is how the “Green Rush” is already booming. Though it can be exciting to see so many headlines about the bigger multi-national public cannabis companies doing well, the truth is that there are plenty of smaller […]

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How Fire Rated Wall Panels Contribute to Creating Safe Steel Buildings


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In industrial construction, building primarily out of steel offers several advantages when it comes to fire safety.  Since steel is non-flammable, it can easily resist fire and the spread of fire within a building.  However, working with steel is only a starting point.  Factors such as occupancy and location must be considered, plus -at the […]

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How to integrate structural insulated panels with metal-framed buildings … and why.


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Structural insulated panels (SIP) play a starring role in the future of energy-efficient construction. Consider how much energy is required to heat or cool a large metal-framed building. A high school gymnasium. A community center. A house of worship. A cold-storage facility. If the building envelope leaks even a little or transfers too much heat, […]

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Building Successful Indoor Cannabis Cultivation Facilities


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Building successful indoor cannabis cultivation facilities requires a lot more than a flower pot and a sun lamp. Successful commercial facilities for indoor growing of cannabis for Canada’s booming legal cannabis market requires planning for regulatory requirements and judicious choices in building materials. The difference between success and failure sometimes depends on choices in construction. […]

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Cannabis Micro-Cultivation Licensing and Its Security Requirements


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When cannabis was first legalized in Canada, small growers were permitted under the same standards as large growers. The costs of licensing, staffing, and operations made small growing a cost-prohibitive venture. But with changes in the law in 2018 that permit small growers to operate under a micro cultivation license, small cannabis growers can operate […]

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