Thursday, December 10, 2015

New 365 Day Window Film Now Available

We're set to receive a shipment of the latest window film, offering full year-round protection. Window Film 365 can protect a window for an entire year, with no risk of leaving adhesive residue when it is removed. This new window surface protection is our most durable window protection product offering.

During construction and home remodel projects, our Window Film 365 can prevent damage from painting, stucco work, demolition and any other work in close proximity to a window. It is easily and quickly applied using the adhesive-backed transfer side of the film. Replacing windows is a hugely costly pain, and can slow down the progress of an entire project. Keep your windows protected for an entire year with Window Film 365.

For more information about Window Film, or any other of our products, please contact us via email at or visit our website

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Interested In Curtain Wall Protection? Read Our Newest Published Article.

As part of our ongoing effort to become the leader in curtain wall surface protection, Pat has just published a new piece concerning keeping curtain walls damage-free. Pat's new piece, "How to Protect Curtain Walls From Damage During Construction and Shipping" is a great resource through which everyhting you need to know about curtain wall surface protection is covered.

R.I.P. Glass
We've published a wide range of E-Zine articles covering just about everything to do with surface protection, if you are interested in finding all of our articles, look at our published articles page on our website.

If you're interested in surface protection products, visit our website or email us at

Monday, November 2, 2015

Keeping Elevators Protected

We've published a new article through our E Zine Articles account about the improtance of protecting elevators during construction. This is an in an effort to gauge interest in a new elevator surface protection that we are currently working on. We don't yet know when it will be for sale, but we are eagerly looking forward to its release.

You can find this post here, on our website under the published articles category. We have over a dozen articles on a wide range of topics.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Protecting Curtain Walls

We have been receiving much recent interest about keeping curtain walls damage-free. Because curtain walls are installed relatively early in the construction process, they lie at a huge risk of being damaged. To combat this, we've created a new page on our website devoted to curtain wall surface protection.

The Jaqua Center at the University of Oregon
We just had large edge protection specifically manufactured for window mullions, edges, and window frames. We also feature corrugated plastic sheeting, films, and anything else you might need to keep these expensive walls clean.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Eco Towers; A Proactive Way To Build Green

As builders become more conscious and consumers become more aware of building green, innovative and creative solutions are being developed far beyond the scope of current LEED standards. An urban planner from the University of Illinois has recently envisioned creating structures that are not only energy efficient, but also proactively fight climate change.

This would be accomplished through a variety of solutions, ranging from seawater powered air conditioning to creating a symbiotic structure, with integrated trees and plants. Many propose that this style of building will spark a new trend of "eco-iconic" design. With radical and non-conventional designs such as those below, I certainly agree.


The Swiss-cheese looking facade on the left limits the amount of sunlight reaching the building; which substantially reduces the cooling costs for a building in Dubai. On the right, trees and plants have been fully integrated into the staggered decks of this proposed building as a long-term method to combat carbon. As green architecture and construction advance, I look forward to seeing the novel solutions proposed. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Residential Construction Spending Is Rising, Hooray (For Now).

Recently new data was released by the NAHB that points towards the continuation of the increase in residential home building. Constructing spending rose in August, which is reflected in the consistent upward trend in spending since the post-recession trough.

In all, single-family housing spending has risen 14% in the last year, while multi-family housing spending is up over 25% in the last year. Unfortunately the rate of change of multifamily spending is declining, so multifamily housing construction is beginning to cool off. However, single-family spending is accelerating, and may be able rise enough to cover some of the gap in spending between the two.

If you're interested in follow market trends in building, I highly recommend checking up on the NAHB's Eye on Housing page.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Cross-Laminated Timber, A New Building Trend On The Rise

Last Thursday news broke that America's first two cross-laminated timber low-rise buildings were set to break ground. These tall wood buildings in New York and Portland, Oregon are primed to set the future trend of using cross-laminated timber (CLT) in residential and mixed use projects.

The Framework Building, soon to be built in Portland
CLTs are solid wood-based structural panels created from dimensional lumber stacked at right angles, in multiple layers. Once stacked, the wood is put under pressure and bonded with an adhesive. CLTs can be produced one foot thick, and up to 40 feet long. CLT technology is currently being used in Europe and Canada to produce structures ranging from six to 14 stories tall.

Cross-Laminated Timber
The rising popularity of CLTs is a big deal because they often allow faster and cheaper construction than commonplace steel and concrete counterparts. Furthermore, many argue that CLTs are a more environmentally friendly building material; as the wood can be sustainably sourced and the timber absorbs carbon through its life cycle. Additionally, the burgeoning rise of mass timber has already sparked the development of multiple CLT plants in Oregon and Montana, which advocates point at as evidence supporting CLTs as job-creating.

Ground floor of the Framework Building
However, the regulations surrounding CLTs are still very complex and burdensome to navigate. This is the biggest reason CLTs have not yet become commonplace in the United States. The CLT projects in Portland and New York only became feasible upon receiving a $1.5 million grant to allow them to work through the evolving set of mass timber regulations. As these trailblazing projects progress, expect to see more CLT plans announced.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Green Building Jobs Are On The Rise

According to a new article published by Houston online newspaper Chron, Green Building jobs are growing faster than construction jobs in any other sector.

Overall, green building jobs now account for more than one-third of all building jobs, a proportion that's set only to continue rising.

Green projects like this now account for an increasing percentage of all projects

To cash in on green building, we offer an array of environmentally friendly surface protection products, all of which can be seen on our website here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

New Catalog Press Release Is Now Posted

To finally end our ongoing SEO efforts in terms of getting our new catalog noticed, we've published a press release detailing our catalog's release. To take a look at it visit our press releases page on our main website.

To request a hard copy of our catalog, follow this link and we'll send one to you straight away. It features all sorts of new stuff, and the resolution on the hard copy is a whole lot better than on the one availible online.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

We've Just Submitted A New Indoor Air Quality Article

We've covered the topic of poor indoor air quality on our E-Zine page. Take a look following the link below.

The Overlooked Importance of Indoor Air Quality:

Monday, August 24, 2015

Our New Catalog Is Now Available For Download On Our Website

Our latest catalog is now on offer online. While we're still waiting for our hard copies to arrive at the office, help yourself to as many digital copies of the catalog as you can download

Among the products now in the catalog, we've got:
-Edge and Mullion Protection
-Kraft Scrim Paper
-Poly Grabber dust control clips
-ZipDoor dust control for standard and commercial doorways
-Safety Boot temporary safety guardrail mounts
-Ram Board Trash Box
-Quikpad Elevator Pads
and an assortment of moving supplies

We're still finalizing a few surface protection products not yet on our webpage, so I can't link to them just yet, but they'll be up very soon. 

To request a new paper catalog, plase visit this page of our website, and we'll send one your way once we get them in hand. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

We've Got A New Product to Offer

The first of our many new products is up and running on our website! We're happy to now offer Safety Boot Rail Protection.

Safety Boot system comprises of the yellow pieces mounted to the stairs
The new rail protection allows contractors to create free-standing OSHA compliant guardrails for perimeter protection. Safety Boot is an easy-to-use anchor that allows for wood 2" in thickness to be quickly constructed into a handrail system. Safety Boot can be drilled into concrete as well, making it ideal for commercial builders, too.
All of this prevents workers, customers, and any others on-site from taking a nasty fall. The last thing anyone wants to deal with is being sued into oblivion or getting stuck with obnoxious worker's comp hassles and lost man-hours, just get a Safety Boot.

As always, if you have any questions about surface protection, email us at, call us at (541) 633-7793, or visit our website

Thursday, August 20, 2015

New Catalog and New Products On the Way!

For the first time in three years, we're getting ready to release our latest catalog. This is a pretty big deal for Builders Site Protection, as it seemingly took ages to finalize a design, account for new and discontinued products, and to finish distributing our existing catalogs. Those three things are finally done!
The last you'll see of this catalog
The new catalog features six new products, and as we add and finalize product details on our website, we'll unveil many more details about our newest products. 

We're very excited that we'll be offering elevator protection for the first time (I can't go into too much solid deatil about that as we're still working to finalize price and shipping information)! But once we recieve our in-house samples we'll be uploading tons of information and images about the new Quickpad Elevator Protection. Elevators and stairs have been two surfaces we've been trying to protect for years, so it's a big relief to now offer protection for one of those two. 

Hopefully we get to protect elevators like this one in Germany
There are a whole lot of new things on the way, so stay tuned. As always, if you have any questions about your surface protection needs, please email us at, call us at (541) 633-7793, or visit our website 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Temporary Door Protection, Doorguard Was Selected by Turner Construction to Protect the Doors of the New Jennie Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas.

DoorGuard, door protection is being used to protect hospital room doors from damage during construction. In addition, Surface Pro breathable floor protection was purchased from Builders Site Protection by the flooring contractor. The $438 million facility will feature 310 patient rooms, including 54 dedicated ICU beds, a 28-bed day surgery unit and 20 state-of-the-art operating suites. It will also connect to the new Clinical Services Wing, which will contain the pharmacy, laboratory space, support services (environmental services, materials management, linen) and a kitchen and faculty/staff dining area. Construction of the new hospital will provide the necessary clinical capacity needed before Phase II of John Sealy Modernization can begin.  More information is available on our press release:

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Top 10 Things to Recycle at Your Construction Site

In this article, John Perritano rates the top 10 things to recycle-saving you money and the environment as well!  

According to the Construction Materials Recycling Association, construction and demolition waste are the largest sources of trash in the United States. The association says 325 million tons of recoverable construction debris is generated in the United States each year [source: Construction Materials Recycling Association]. In the past, all that metal, concrete, wood, block and asphalt would have ended up in a landfill. The key to a successful deconstruction project is to reuse what you can, and recycle the rest.
While not every bit of construction and demolition debris can -- or even should -- be recycled, much of what goes into a house can be reused. More information and the list is located with this link:
Wood and Lumber
Roofing Shingles
Glass and Windows
Landscape Waste
Concrete and Masonry

Friday, June 26, 2015

We've just published a new article on the Pro's and Con's of various types of residential flooring.  We also suggest the best surface protection products to use on each type to keep it looking new!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Selection parameters for short-term surface protection

When identifying solutions for short-term surface protection, some or all of the following five parameters should be considered:
  1. Time: How long will temporary surface protection be adhered to the product? Typical times can range from one hour to years.
  2. Temperature: What will the exposure temperature be? For example, in Phoenix or Texas, extremely hot temperatures can be common and tends to soften any adhesive films. Also, will the product be exposed to cold temperatures during shipping or storage?  Paint or spray on liquid protection for tubs or windows are both cold sensitive.
  3. Temperature exposure: What will the duration of temperature exposure be? 
  4. Substrate: Is the substrate that will be protected metal, wood, plastic, glass or other material?
  5. Conditions: What conditions will the product be exposed to, for instance, salt in coastal environments high humidity, or ultraviolet exposure from sunlight, fluorescent light or other sources?

As always, feel free to contact your surface protection experts at Builders Site Protection if you need help determining the best products to use for your particular jobsite.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

In recognition of the opening of One World Observatory in New York City, there is a special edition of a One World Trade Center video. Watch and share this commemorative time-lapse movie showing the completion of construction from October 2004 to Memorial Day 2015. Hundreds of thousands of high definition images were captured over the past 11 years and hand-edited for this exclusive time-lapse movie.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Smart Helmet hardhat paves the way for intelligent construction practices

Daqri, a developer of augmented reality products based in the USA has launched a hardhat called Smart Helmet.

While it may not have taken the internet by storm like tech giant Apple’s wearable, Apple Watch did, Daqri’s Smart Helmet adds a whole new perspective to how technology can be used to pave the way for intelligent construction practices.
The helmet can map out the entire construction site for its user, as well as notify the user about any maintenance requirements for machinery.Multiple Smart Helmet models can be integrated, meaning construction workers on large scale projects can stay connected through the helmet’s common interface instead of having to rely on cumbersome paperwork to come through. Construction companies can also develop their own apps to work with the helmet.
The company is expected to start shipping Smart Helmet models in October, but product pricing is yet to be revealed. Global tech circles, however, expect the helmet to come at a steep price.

More information available on the Construction Week post here:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Surface Protection Provider, Builders Site Protection is offering FREE SHIPPING for a limited time only.  The new website at is now mobile responsive so customers can use cell phones, tablets, ipads and all types of technology and with enhanced functionality.  Free Shipping expires soon so now is the time to stock up on all your surface protection supplies.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

New Surface Protection website launch!

We're mobile friendly now to make it easier to get the surface protection and dust control information you need.  Whether viewing Surface Protection products on a desktop, laptop, ipad or phone, our website will be easier to see and use.  Give us a call at 866-788-6886 to find out more about how these products can help you get referrals or to turn your building over sooner.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spring Sale!

To celebreate the changing of the seasons and the merciful end of Oregon's relentlessly cold and wet weather, we're offering 10% off on all orders greater than $500.

The South Sister Volcano, viewed from Elk Lake

This offer only runs through May 6th, so take this opportunity to stock up on all of the surface protection you'll need for the peak building season ahead.

Interested? Questions? Call us at (541) 633-7793, email us at or visit our website

Monday, April 20, 2015

Learn About Protecting Your Home During A Remodel

Visit our Slideshare page to learn more about the necessary steps and precautions you should take when protecting your home during a remodel project. In our slidehsare presentation, we cover the need for adequate dust control, ventilation, floor protection, and and finish protection.

DoorGuard in use
Check our our other Slideshare presentations where you can learn about carpet protection and dust control/lead containment. Be sure to stay up to date as we will be regularly posting new files to Slideshare.

If you have any questions about carpet protection, dust control, or any other products we offer, call us at (541) 633-7793, email us at or visit our website

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Controlling Dust

In any remodel project, however simple it may be, dealing with dust is a necessity. Some dust will always tracked throughout a house, whether it be on shoes, tools, etc... Yet allowing too much dust to leave the work area can cause substantial damage to hardwood floors, can permeate HVAC systems, and can leave carpeting ruined. Failing to account for dust can lead to hours of extra work and can cause hundreds of dollars in replacement costs.

The ZipWall dust control barrier in use
Standing dust on a hardwood floor can lead to unsightly scratches and can dull or even damage a floor's finish. A damaged hardwood floor typically costs $2-3 per square foot to sand and refinish. Prevent this damage by controlling dust with a ZipWall system, and by protecting your floors with a  temporary floor protection solution.

As dust leaves a work site attention needs to be paid to protecting carpets, as well. A common way to protect carpet is to place kraft paper on top. However, paper is a bad solution because it is easily torn (which allows dust in) by nearly all construction equipment, and it does not provide a spill-resistant barrier. Carpet films present a far better solution, as the film resists tears and and prevents liquids from seeping into a carpet.

To learn any more about dust prevention, floor protection, or carpet films, please email us at, call us at (541) 633-7793, or visit our website

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Building Green; A New Standard

Two years ago a seemingly normal six-story building was completed in downtown Seattle. What's abnormal, however, is in that two year span that modern-looking building has produced 60% more energy than it has consumed. That remarkable achievement has garnered the Bullitt Center a Living Building Certification.

From the outside, nothing about the Bullitt Center looks revolutionary

The Living Building Challenge pushes builders and architects alike to create structures that actively aid in improving the environment. This is a far more difficult certification to achieve than the current LEED standards. As such, the Bullitt center is likely the most efficient building in the nation, likely consuming 50% less energy than the next leading building.

To learn more about the array of green surface protection products that we supply, visit the "Environmentally Friendly" page on our website. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Slim Building, A Future Trend?

A freshly proposed residential tower in New York is set to push the limits on just how slim a high rise can be.

The base of the 700' tower will only measure 50' x 54', an astoundingly small surface area. To create such a slim tower, all structural support will lie on the perimeter of the building, and only a single concrete core is to be placed inside. New York City's zoning laws allow slim buildings to reach virtually unlimited heights; the primary motivating factor behind building slim.

However, the lanky profile of the building isn't the only remarkable thing about it. It will feature multiple indoor parks, an astoundingly opulent feature. While we don't yet know how much any residential unit in this building will cost, it's a safe bet that I won't be able to afford one any time soon.

As always, for any building needs, fat or slim, call us at (541) 633-7793, email us at, or visit our website

Friday, March 13, 2015

RRP Re-certification May Be Moving Online

The EPA is currently undergoing considerations that would permit renovators certified under the RRP (Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting) rule to complete their recertification classes entirely online. Currently, recertification requires participation in a 4 hour long course featuring 40 minutes of hands-on training. The hands-on sessions require that renovators to travel to a specialized facility.

According to the EPA, moving recertification classes to an online platform will allow renovators to earn their certification in a less time costly manner than physically attending classes.
            “EPA officials want a 100% online recertification course because they believe it will make it easier to get recertified without reducing the course’s value. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) applauds the move, saying that hands-on training has resulted in significant travel costs.”
            Unsurprisingly, this move is not without opposition as some groups dispute the merits of online recertification. Namely, companies that currently operate recertification classes feel their hands-on training is a crucial element of RRP recertification.

Whether you’re supportive of a move to an online program or not, there will be nearly 10 months to wait before any final verdict is reached. Come July 1st, nearly 200,000 people will need to have their recertification already completed; thus online recertification will have to wait until next year at the earliest. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

We're Proud to be Helping the Central Oregon Biking Community!

We've recently donated hundreds of trail-marking signposts and signs to aid in the development of a new FatBiking complex in the Cascades! This new trail system lies high in the Cascades in the shadows of Mt Bachelor, 20 miles west of Bend, Oregon.

Mt. Bachelor wilderness area, viewed from the South. 
The new trails offer miles of great mountain bike riding in the summer, and great FatBiking snow trails in the winter. For those curious, fatbikes are essentially mountain bikes with five inch wide tires, rather than the standard 2.25-2.75 inch tire sizes on traditional mountain bikes. They are tons of fun to ride in the snow, because they just slide and roll over right over snow and ice.

A new Fatbike at home in the snow

If you would like to learn more about our involvement in the Central Oregon Mountain Biking community, read our latest press release.

Friday, February 20, 2015

We've Published A New Press Release

If you would like to learn any more about our ongoing work with the Andersen Construction project at Southern Oregon University, read our latest press release.

To find out more about RamBoard, Jamb Guard, or any other surface protection products, visit our website or email us at

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Toilet Sheath Earns Award for Design Excellence!

We're excited to announce that our own Toilet Sheath has won a prestigious ADEX award.

The annual Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) is a showcase of products pertaining to the architecture and design industries. In all, three of our products were in consideration for an award. Our DoorGuard, UV Threshold Tape, and Toilet Sheath competed for an award. 

We're proud to receive recognition for our commitment to creating innovative surface protection products. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

We're Supplying Surface Protection to Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University is renovating their science building. This Andersen Construction led project will be featuring RamBoard floor protection and Jamb Protection.

Crews replace the aging roof on SOU's Science Building

In all, $21 million will be spent to upgrade the building's aging roof, ventilation, and electrical systems, as well as including seismic retrofitting. This remodeling project is due for completion in fall 2015. 

RamBoard will be protecting all flooring in this project, and adjustable Jamb Protection will be used on all doorjambs of this project.

To learn more about RamBoard, Jamb Protection, or any other products we offer, please contact us at or visit our website

Thursday, January 29, 2015

We Now Offer A New Breathable Floor Protection!

We're excited to introduce Surface liner Vapor, our newest breathable floor protection offering.

This new product is essentially a breathable version of the popular Multi-Shield Runner that we have been providing builders for years. Surface Liner protects newly laid floors by allowing evaporation of water and solvents from the curing floor. It features a non-slip coating to ensure that it remains in place, and to prevent any residue from reaching the new floor. Surface Liner is even impermeable to liquids being poured onto it, in spite of the fact that it is breathable! 

To learn more about Surface Liner, or any other products we offer, please visit our website or email us at  

Friday, January 23, 2015

"RamBoard Locked Horns With All Of The Demo We Could Throw At It And Won"

We've recently stumbled across an article detailing RamBoard's role in protecting a pine floor in the midst of a substantial remodeling project. provides a great summation of RamBoard's best attributes, collecting upon their recent first hand experience with the product. In it, they glowingly write
To give it a real run for its money we used Ram Board to protect pine floors on a plaster-demo and re-frame for a room rebuild. It stood up to about 3,000 pounds of plaster and lath falling on it chunk by chunk. It also shielded the floor from dragging ladders and scaffolds around.

In our own experience, our customers have given us nothing but great feedback about RamBoard floor protection. Visit our website to learn more about Ramboard, as well as all other floor protection products we offer.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Looking for Water Resistant Floor Protection? Check out Clean & Safe!

If you've been trying to find a way to keep your hardwood or other sealed floors clean, dry, and damage-free during this wet winter weather, Clean & Safe is an ideal solution.

Made from recycled cloth fibers, Clean & Safe is absorbent, skid-resistant, leakproof, and very cost effective. It's soft enough to keep delicate floors protected, yet tough enough to be reused many times. If your floors need protection take a look at Clean & Safe!

If you have any questions about Clean & Safe, or any other products we offer, call us at (541) 633-7793, email us at or visit our website

Friday, January 9, 2015

Check out our newest Press Release!

Our new press release detailing our award-winning Doorguard is now posted. Take a look at it here, or visit our website's catalog of all the press releases we have published.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Our Doorguard has been named among Archinterious' Best of 2014 Products!

We're proud to announce that our DoorGuard is garnering national recognition.

The architecture and product design collective, Archinterious, has named DoorGuard among it's best products of 2014. We're very happy to be included in this catalog of innovative and creative products. Stay tuned for our press release covering this topic in more detail.

To learn more about DoorGuard or any other products we offer, please visit our website call us at (541) 633-7793, or email us at