Fire Resistant and Impact Resistant Building Materials: Protecting Structures in an Era of Extreme Weather

Posted by GSP Marketing on September 8, 2023

Using building materials that are fire-resistant and impact-resistant has always been a priority in construction, but that need was driven home during the devastating wildfires in Hawaii this summer.

“When an inferno tore through Lahaina on the island of Maui, it reduced a historic and charming...

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Topics: Product Testing, Safety, Metal Roofing, Construction

Different Types of Patents in the Construction Industry

Posted by GSP Marketing on January 26, 2023

The construction industry is built upon the innovations of new building techniques, tools, and materials, and inventors can protect their intellectual property rights by filing for U.S. patents.

Most construction patents are utility patents, but some construction inventions can also be protected...

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Topics: Safety, Green Span, RidgeLine, Construction

Putting a Lid on Paradise: Metal Roofing is a Good Option in Coastal Regions

Posted by GSP Marketing on June 21, 2022

The United States is a big and beautiful country with nearly 100,000 miles of spectacular shoreline from sea to shining sea.

Life in coastal regions can be idyllic, though it is not always (with apologies to Jimmy Buffett!) just “strummin’ a six string on the on the front porch swing and smelling...

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Topics: Insulated Metal Panels, Safety, Metal Roofing, Construction

Insulated Metal Panel Buildings Can Meet the Codes for Hurricane Zones

Posted by GSP Marketing on May 4, 2022

To weather watchers there seems to be two seasons in Florida: Hurricane Season and Preparing for Hurricane Season.

Florida Division of Emergency Management recently tweeted: “Hurricane season doesn’t begin until June 1 but @NHC_Atlantic is already tracking the first tropical wave of 2022.”

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Topics: Product Testing, Insulated Metal Panels, Safety

Protecting Your Insulated Metal Panels on the Job Site

Posted by GSP Marketing on April 7, 2022

Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) are cost-effective and manufactured to last, but builders need to safeguard these valuable assets by protecting them on the job site prior to installation.

The panels -- formed by a continuously, foamed-in-place manufacturing process which binds interior and exterior...

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Topics: Insulated Metal Panels, Safety

Pandemic Safety Practices on Job Sites May Be Here for the Long Haul

Posted by GSP Marketing on September 10, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic altered almost every aspect of the world and the construction industry was no exception.

Naturally deemed an essential enterprise by the government, job sites never shut down during the pandemic, but companies and workers had to adjust to a sea change of safety issues and...

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Topics: Safety, Construction

How to Set Up a Safe Construction Site for Workers

Posted by GSP Marketing on June 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down. Whether your construction company was able to continue with its ongoing projects while most other industries in the state were shut down or you're facing a return to the new normal, it's important to set up each construction site the right way.


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Topics: Safety

Cold Storage Safety Tips for Workers

Posted by GSP Marketing on November 19, 2019

There are certain inherent hazards for employees who work in or around cold storage facilities. As such, precautions must be taken by employers and the workers themselves in order to ensure safety for all concerned. The following cold storage safety tips should be implemented whenever possible.

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Topics: Cold Storage, Safety