Thursday, September 21, 2017

Do It all With Our Red Polyethylene Tape

The most popular option to tape seams on RamBoard isn't either type of RamBoard Tape, it's Red Polyethylene Tape. Most of our commercial GC customers prefer the red tape because of the stronger hold and a more cost-effective price.
Also marketed as stucco tape, red tape, and poly tape, Red Polyethelyne Tape can be used on any application so long as the tape isn't directly adhered to a finish surface. Indoors, outdoors, on stucco or on floor protection, poly tape is a capable do-it-all tool. Available in packs of 6 rolls or discounted cases of 24 rolls, the 2" x 180' is an affordable and versatile alternative to standard seam and duct
tapes.

If you have any more questions about Red Poly Tape, or any other finish protection products, email us at sales@buildsitepro.com or visit our website www.buildsitepro.com

Friday, September 15, 2017

DoorGuard Plus Now Available In More Sizes

Last year we unveiled our latest bespoke product for door protection, DoorGuard Plus. At that time, it was available for sale in a few sizes, ranging from 4' x 8' down to 3'6" x 7'. Now, we have added to our website a number of new sizes for this product. The list of available sizes and the corresponding links to our website arre as follows:

4' x 8'

4' x 7' 
3'8" x 8'
3'8" x 7'
3'6" x 8'
3'6" x 7'
3'4" x 8' 
3'4" x 7' 

DoorGuard Plus in-use in St. Charles Medical Ctr
Originally designed for use in hospitals, Doorguard Plus is now a common product that commercial and residential builders alike use in non-hospital settings. We have had a number of custom homebuilders rely on DoorGuard Plus to protect large and custom doors on homes, as well as other non-standard sized doors on commercial projects. Constructed from the same b/c flute board as our original DoorGuard, DoorGuard Plus withstands damage and can be reused. DoorGuard Plus is offered with larger attachment bands than standard DoorGuard, to better accomodate wider doors.

To learn more about DoorGuard Plus, or any other Surface Protection product, email us at sales@buildsitepro.com or visit our website www.buildsitepro.com

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Get Your Water, Smoke, and Lead Remediation Supplies Through BSP

Recently we've taken on a new project sourcing materials and supplies for a local building with massive fire damage. Our customer came to us because he knew we could source just about anything for any type of job - and we did just that. Two portable air scrubbers with HEPA filters, dozens of gallons of smoke counteractant and degreaser later, along with hundreds of soot-ready chem sponges, that project is about done.


The point is, we stock a variety of remediation products, but we can also access even more types of specialized materials. Over the recent record-setting winter snowfalls, our customers were inundated with jobs to fix water damage due to failing roofs. We provided fungicidal coatings, mold killers, and sealants for eater damaged homes and businesses. And now that it's a record-setting summer for fires, we're filling the same role for smoke and fire damage.

If you're in need of specialized materials to combat water damage, lead contamination, mold growth, smoke damage, or anything else, contact us at sales@buildsitepro.com or visit our website www.buildsitepro.com 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Builders Site Protection Will Be In Seattle Next Week

As part of a quarterly sales schedule throughout the Northwest, Builders Site Protection will have a product sales rep in Seattle next Tuesday and Wednesday, the 28th and 29th.


We're always excited to be in Seattle due to the tremendous volume of construction projects in the area. We have a number of customers in the greater Seattle/Bellevue/Tacoma area, and it's always appreciated to meet with and to listen to our existing customers.

If you are in the Seattle area and have any surface protection needs, please tell us about it! We're always happy to provide samples and expertise in regards to finish surface protection. Reach us through email at sales@buildsitepro.com

Thursday, August 17, 2017

We Will Be Closed On 8/21 Due To Eclipse Traffic

Because of the expected 200,000 visitors descending on Central Oregon for Monday's eclipse, we have decided to close business that day. On Monday the 21st, no orders can be shipped due to immense traffic in town. Most other businesses in the area are closing due to these traffic concerns as well.



Incoming shipments of inventory have already been delayed due to congested roads, and we will work as quickly as possible to minimize any back-ordered products due to the temporary closure. We look forward to a return to normalcy come next week. Thanks for your understanding!

Friday, August 11, 2017

New 15% Off Discount Coupons

To better reward new and existing customers, we're including a one-time 15% off coupon with all orders. Whether you purchase products over the phone, in person, or on our website, you will receive our new coupon. Good for one item, this has the potential to save a substantial amount of money on your surface protection solutions.


Visit our website www.buildsitepro.com or email us at sales@buildsitepro.com to learn more about our products and special offers.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Keep Floors Clean With Walk-Off Adhesive Mats

One of the most popular products we've provided jobsites this summer are our Adhesive Walk-Off Mats. Adhesive Mats are a 24" x 36" 4 pack of floor mats with 30 sticky pages to remove the dirt and debris from workers' and clients' shoes.
Typically placed at door entryways, hallways, and outside of jobsite trailers, adhesive mats are among the easiest ways to mitigate jobsite dirt and dust. We regularly provide residential jobsites with cases of Adhesive Walk-Off Mats. Builders often place a mat at the front door of every unit at their project. Featuring 120 total sticky sheets, one case of Walk-Off mats can remove dirt for months on end. Because there are 30 sheets, simply tear off the dirtied sheet and another clean adhesive sheet is ready to tackle dust.

To learn more about Adhesive Walk-Off Mats, visit our website www.buildsitepro.com or email us at sales@buildsitepro.com.

Friday, July 28, 2017

DoorGuard Being Used In New Downtown Portland Project

We just reached a deal to provide our DoorGuard temporary door protection and RamBoard floor protection to Andersen Construction's new Heartline residential project in downtown Portland, Oregon. This project is a mixed-use residential tower with 218 high end apartment units. Situated in the Pearl District of downtown Portland, the location of these apartments is extremely desirable. A mix of concrete and structural steel frame glass curtain walls, Heartline is unique and bold in its architecture.


Andersen Construction has relied on our DoorGuard door protection for numerous projects in the past. DoorGuard is a temporary door protector made from reinforced fiber board. DoorGuard is novel in that it attaches to doors with two elastic bands, which serve to hold the protection in place while the door maintains functional use. We have also supplied RamBoard floor protection to a number of Andersen's Oregon projects.

We're proud to maintain this continued working relationship, and we look forward to providing local surface protection to Andersen Construction's projects moving forward. It's gratifying to see the ever-changing Portland skyline, and knowing that you played a part in a number of the new developments.

To learn more about DoorGuard, RamBoard, or any of our other finish surface protection products, visit our website www.buildsitepro.com or email us at 541-633-7793.

Friday, July 14, 2017

New Stock of Protecta-Foam Cabinet Protection Now In

We have just received hundreds of rolls of our popular cabinet protection product, Protecta-Foam. Protecta-Foam features a reliable yet mild adhesive that can protect cabinets and other wood finishes for 30 days. Available in a 30"x100' roll for cabinets and a 4"x425' roll for trim and small woodwork, one roll  of Protecta-Foam can protect the finishes in an entire home.
Protecta-Foam on a kitchen island
Protecta-Foam is among our best sellers for residential construction work. Remodelers, contractors, and cabinet makers regularly rely on Protecta-Foam to keep their cabinets and woodwork scratch-free. Shipped in a roll, Protecta-Foam features perforations every 12 inches, ensuring that application is extremely quick and simple - it's like using saran wrap.

For product samples, pricing, and information, visit our website www.buildsitepro.com or email us at sales@buildsitepro.com

Thursday, June 29, 2017

4th of July Holiday Business Schedule/Closures

Foremost, we here at Builders Site Protection would like to wish all a happy 4th of July holiday. Enjoy any time off and revel in the great summer weather.

Fireworks here in Bend, Oregon
Just a quick update on our schedule during the holiday-

In addition to observance of July 4th, we will be closed for business on Monday, July 3rd. There will be no planned UPS pickup and no orders will be shipped on July 3rd or 4th. However, our website will remain online and will process any order made while we are closed. Any online orders created during the holiday period will ship on Wednesday, July 5th. We appreciate your patience! 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Learn about Our Newest ZipWall Product, Zipwall FoamRail Span

We're happy to be distributing ZipWall's newest product, FoamRail Span. This new product is an updated take on their existing foam rails, and acts as a quick acting clamp to attach plastic sheeting to ceilings, creating dust barriers in the quickest possible manner. Attaching to standard ZipWall poles, FoamRail Span is the easiest way to create temporary dust barriers.



As part of our press junket for this product, we have created a new press release detailing FoamRail Span. You can read it in the link posted above, or by visiting the press release page of our website.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Demolition vs Deconstruction--- Portland's New Policy

Over the course of 2017, the city of Portland has initiated a law mandating that any home built prior to 1916 must be deconstructed rather than demolished. Deconstruction is the method by which homes are slowly taken apart, so that numerous parts and materials are salvaged along the way. This is a much longer and more labor-intensive process than demolition, in which a house is destroyed with machinery and loaded into dumpsters, saving few materials along the way.

Vintage flooring being deconstructed and saved
Many materials used in classic and vintage homes have a substantial resale value. Stressed hardwood, classic windows, vintage appliances and numerous other materials are in demand among retail outlets such as coffee shows, brew houses, retail fashion storefronts, and others. There is a proven want for reclaimed building materials used in high end commercial and residential projects.

So far deconstruction has successfully served to preserve and to recycle vintage materials; but has also proven itself to be an extremely valuable training program for young workers. The training aspect of the program serves an important purpose in a time of need for the building industry. Post-recession, a large number of trained workers permanently left the building industry. This now leaves construction companies scrambling to find trained labor, and struggling to train adequate numbers of new workers.

This law in Portland shows that the lack of job training programs can be at least in part remedied by deconstruction programs. The training program has proven so successful, that the city is now considering whether or not to extend the law to homes built prior to 1926, thus expanding the scope of training programs. For an industry struggling to attract young and trained workers, any positive step is one in the right direction.

For now, Portland remains the only large city with these laws in place. However, with the seemingly apparent success of deconstruction programs many more cities and building associations may soon take notice.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Building With Mass Timber - A New Technology

A few years back we wrote a small piece about the potential rise of Cross Laminated Timer/Mass Timber construction. At that time, the very first commercial CLT building s were in the planning and early building stages.

Now, numerous commercial CLT buildings have been erected nationwide, and developers' sights have turned towards high rises. A new business center in Minnesota currently stands as the nation's largest mass timber building, and a new 12 story high rise has secured permits and is on the way in Portland, Oregon. Potentially taking the trend of building CLT high rises even further, an 80 story tower in Chicago is currently being seriously considered as well.

Portland's soon-to-be CLT high rise
In Oregon, the political appeal of CLT buildings lies in boosting the local economy. As small woodmill towns suffer from unemployment and brain-drain to larger cities, CLT provides a way to at least partially remedy some of those troubles. This economic boost is how the 12 story high rise in Portland earned its building permits and various grants.

An even more important benefit of mass timber construction lies in its carbon footprint. Releasing substantially fewer greenhouse gasses in the building process than concrete production, mass timber construction is a greener alternative to standard high rise construction. In the current construction climate (particularly in places such as Portland), green building credentials are a fantastic selling point.

For now, the singular criticism against mass timber construction is in regards to fire safety. Detractors are concerned that high rise buildings framed with wood are more susceptible to fire damage than their concrete/steel counterparts. However, given that ass mass timber buildings must pass and adhere to the same fire codes as traditional buildings, there isn't an elevated fire danger.

The literal rise in mass timber buildings will be an interesting trend to follow in the coming years. As new projects are completed and these buildings become increasingly commonplace, expect a continued surge in their construction.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Home & Garden Show Season Is Here - Keep Floors Clean and Protected With Shoe Covers and Floor Protection

In the coming months, most homebuilding associations and new developments will be holding their annual tour of homes events. These events are designed to showcase new properties, remodels to existing properties, and to display the work of builders, contractors, and tradesmen.

While the point of these events are to draw people into homes, unfortunately that also leaves floors susceptible to being dirtied and damaged. Many builders in our local homebuilding association (Central Oregon Builders Association) rely on our shoe covers and floor coverings to keep their homes flawless and showroom ready.

Our Polypropylene (cloth) shoe covers are a popular floor protection for home and garden shows. These one-time use soft cloth based shoe covers are a quick and easy way to prevent dirt from being tracked into homes. The soft cloth material features additional materials on the sole in order to provide traction on slippery hardwood floors. Shoe covers are among the cheapest and simplest ways to prevent floor damage. We regularly provide these shoe covers to garden show associations, who then hand them out to patrons as they enter every property.

Surface Liner Vapor Floor Protection
Our most popular floor protection product for home showcases is our Surface Liner Vapor. Each roll of Surface Liner Vapor floor protection offers a slight adhesive tack, keeping the protection anchored to the floor without using any aggressive adhesives. Airy and soft to the touch, Surface Liner Vapor is a great way to prevent scratches and nicks in hardwood, tile, and cement floors. Due to its slight adhesive properties, Surface Liner Vapor is the ideal way to protect hardwood stairs.

To learn more about floor protection, or about any other surface protection needs you may have during home showcase season, email us at sales@buildsitepro.com or visit our website www.buildsitepro.com

Monday, May 22, 2017

Watch Our Latest Video - Installing DoorGuard Surface Protection

In our most recent video, "Installing DoorGuard Protection", we go onto a jobsite to show you how easily and how quickly DoorGuard can be attached. Also covering a few other features and benefits of DoorGuard, this video is a great resource to see our award-winning door protection product in action.


To learn more about DoorGuard, or any other finish protection products, email us at sales@buildsitepro.com or visit our website www.buildsitepro.com. Also stay tuned for further video releases on the Builders Site Protection YouTube channel.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Homebuilder Confidence Remains High

On the heels of numerous positive predictions for residential homebuilding's 2017 outlook, a new midyear metric was released that shows homebuilding confidence remains high. Prior to January, forecasts for building materials and homebuilding were very optimistic and positive. Growth rates as high as 10% were forecast for 2017 residential homebuilding.

For now, it seems as if the positive outlook is manifesting itself in reality. Homebuilders are confident that the residential market will remain lucrative. The Housing Market Index continued to rise this month, reaching a measure of 70 (anything over 50 is positive, so 70 is a very optimistic level).

So far this year, the apparent barriers to new homebuilding are a lack of trained labor and the potential for interest rate increases. The need for trained construction workers has been well-documented, and many builders feel that struggling to hire workers is hampering their ability to build. Further, projected interest rate increases and rising home loan rates will add a bit of cost to home ownership. Though, these two factors haven't seemed to slow homebuilding much. In all, residential homebuilding looks great this year.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Read Our Latest Press Release - Door & Jamb Protection

Our latest press release details our involvement in an elementary school project in Las Vegas. Martin Harris Construction's project, the Rex Bell Elementary school, features our DoorGuard and Ram Jamb door jamb protection.

Visit the press releases tab on our website to view this press release, as well as all others we have posted. It's our goal to post a press release every month, so expect the press releases tab to be regularly updated and added to.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Toilet Sheath - Cost Effective Finish Protection

For years custom homebuilders, giant commercial developers, and home contractors have relied on our Toilet Sheath toilet covers to keep fixtures on their project clean and most importantly unused.


The Toilet Sheath is a temporary plastic cover that attaches to the base of a fixture with a drawstring. The drawstring attachment allows Toilet Sheath to fit virtually any size, shape, or tight location a fixture my be located in. Homeowners and developers alike appreciate the professionalism conveyed with the Toilet Sheath, as it is a unique way to display how seriously you treat finish protection and jobsite cleanliness.

The point of all of this is that we've taken another huge shipment of this patented product, and we soon intend to put it on sale. We will send out an email blast letting everyone know about the sale prior to it happening. The only current hold-up is that we're finishing moving our website to a newer and faster server, so once everything has been signed off on and confirmed to be in working order we will get this sale underway.

To learn more about Toilet Sheath, or any other finish protection products, please visit our website www.buildsitepro.com or email us at sales@buildsitepro.com

Thursday, April 13, 2017

We're Updating Our Website - Expect Downtime Tomorrow and Through This Weekend

It's time to upgrade to a newer, faster, and more capable server for our website and ecommerce programs. We're looking forward to hosting a faster website that should be more user-friendly. However, this also means that for periods of tomorrow and though this weekend our website may be down at times or may have limited functionality. Come early next week, everything should be running smoothly, and hopefully the only noticable difference is the speed at which our new server operates our website.

If you are having any issues with our website, www.buildsitepro.com, please email us at sales@buildsitepro.com or call us at 541-633-7793 and we will help you in any way you need. We are happy to answer questions and handle product orders over the phone and through email.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

We Have Revamped Our Samples - Test Our Products

Much work has recently gone into revamping our product samples and our selection of product samples. We pride ourselves on offering useful samples of most everything we sell; as we understand it can be difficult to visualize and to try new surface protection.

Sample of our Protecta-Foam
From our very unique products, such as TubCoat bathtub and showerpan protection, to our popular Protecta-Foam and Threshold Tapes, we look forward to potential customers trying our products. So if you have doors, floors, handrails, tubs, thresholds or anything else that you're interested in protecting, let us know. All of our samples include complimentary shipping, so they're absolutely no cost to you.

To request samples, visit our website www.buildsitepro.com or give us a call at 541-633-7793. If you have any questions about product samples, surface protection needs, or anything else related, feel free to email us at sales@buildsitepro.com

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Watch Our Latest Video - How to Apply Carpet Film to Stairs

We have just uploaded a new video to our YouTube channel; How To Apply Carpet Film to Stairs. In this video Pat Mullen, owner of Builders Site Protection, shows you how to quickly and easily apply carpet film. She also covers a few quick facts and pieces of advice to get the most out of using carpet film surface protection.


Watch the embedded video above or check out our Builders Site Protection YouTube channel and find it there. On that channel we feature a host of videos covering everything from carpet film to EPA Lead Abatement information.

As always, for additional information about carpet film, or any other surface protection, visit our website www.buildsitepro.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Breathable Floor Protection Popular Here In Bend

We're providing Surface Liner Vapor breathable floor protection to Walsh Construction's new apartment project here in Bend, Oregon. The apartment complex, called The Range, lies in an upscale neighborhood, and as such Walsh Construction is very keen to protect the high end hardwood floors currently being installed.

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We're always excited to work with builders on local projects, and it's always satisfying to drive by completed projects that we had a part in building. The Range is only one of a number of local projects that are relying on Surface Liner Vapor floor protection to keep their floors covered.

To learn more about Surface Liner Vapor breathable floor protection, or any other finish protection, visit our website www.buildsitepro.com

Friday, March 17, 2017

We Have All-New Floor Protection In Stock Now!

We have given numerous updated about Ram Board Plus floor protection, and now we're all stocked with pallets of it ready to ship same-day. However, we're also now carrying another new floor protection in our Bend warehouse...

Orange Coverguard being used by one of our customers on a Texas hospital project
We've just received our first shipment of Orange CoverGuard. Measuring 36" wide by 180' long, new Orange CoverGuard is a non-flame resistant alternative to standard CoverGuard. The benefit of losing its flame retardant properties is that it is offered at a lower cost than standard CoverGuard.

CoverGuard is made from a diamond-plated plastic that stands up to machine traffic, foot traffic, impact damage, and is generally an extremely tough material to damage. CoverGuard is slip-resistant due to it's diamond texture, and it is easily to unroll and lay flat on floors. It is a fantastic surface protection solution for commercial projects, and it can be cut down to become more versatile as well. For example, a regular customer placed an order for three rolls that he will be modifying to protect stairs at a high end car dealership remodel project.

Due to this reduced price, we list it as CoverGuard Economy on our website. Visit our website www.buildsitepro.com to learn more about floor protection, and any other finish protection products.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Springtime Means Sales Trips For Builders Site Protection

Spring is about here and that means we're back on the road for outside sales work. Having just returned from a sales trip to Phoenix, Pat, our owner, is off to her usual stops in Portland and Seattle to meet with commercial and residential builders and to showcase some of our latest product offerings.

Seattle's urban building boom is in full swing
Later this Spring we're also planning on making a stop in the Bay-area to catch up with repeat customers and to search for new ones (and to hopefully close the deal to protect doors in Apple's new Silicon Valley HQ!). Later in the summer, the annual sales trip to San Diego is in order as well. Other cities we're looking to visit are Denver, Las Vegas, and another trip to Boise.

The West Coast is where the greatest number of our regular customers lie, so that's generally where we focus our business travels. However, if you have any recommendations or would be interested in scheduling a meeting, let us know by contacting us at sales@buildsitepro.com or through the "contact us" feature on our website www.buildsitepro.com

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Read Our Newest Press Release Detailing Ram Board Plus

We're in the midst of our product launch for Ram Board Plus, and as such we've published a new press release detailing everything about our newest product. We're excited for our first orders of this product to be shipping soon, and we look forward to receiving feedback on this new product.

To read this press release, as well as all of our others, visit the press release page on our website.


For further information regarding Ram Board Plus, or any other finish protection products, visit www.buildsitepro.com or email us at sales@buildsitepro.com

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Introducing All-New Ram Board Plus

We're excited to introduce a new product to our line, Ram Board Plus. Ram Board Plus features an adhesive strip that allows extremely quick and easy installation for indoor and outdoor settings. Installation time can be cut by as much as 40%, all while providing the tough and cost-effective protection RamBoard has always been known for.

The added tape is extremely helpful for applying Ram Board to countertops, walls, and other non-floor surfaces. So far, the limited feedback we have received is very positive, due to its ease of application. A local Central Oregon builder told us the built-in adhesive will make install far easier on his project's countertops.

Ram Board Plus is offered in the same size as standard Ram Board, 38" x 100 ft, and is sold for $68.99/roll. Visit our website www.buildsitepro.com or email us at sales@buildsitepro.com to receive product samples or to learn more about floor protection.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Doors, Jambs, and Thresholds - Keep These Damage-Prone Finishes Spotless With A Surface Protection System

Whether it be home improvement, remodel, or ground-up construction, come the finish stages of the project, doors, jambs, and thresholds all experience lots of use. Workers and materials are constantly passing through doorways, leaving expensive and difficult to repair finishes exposed to damage. Even supplies as small as extension cords can scuff and damage hardwood door jambs. Boots, carts, and tools are passing over thresholds, which take heaps of use before any project is completed. Though doors are hung very late in the building process, fixing any damage to them is a tremendously costly and difficult process.

DoorGuard, Ram Jamb, and UV Threshold Tape. Three affordable items are all it takes to prevent any frustrating damage to interior and exterior entryways.

After framing and flooring work, thresholds are one of the first finish pieces installed. As such, they're at risk of extensive damage, because they experience so much use, even when a door hasn't been installed. Thresholds can quickly be covered to keep them damage-free. UV Threshold Tape is the industry standard for threshold protection. Thick, strong, and UV-resistant, UV Threshold tape can keep a threshold or trim safe for 180 days. See below for a comprehensive overview of UV Threshold Tape.



With thresholds covered, jambs are the next most likely to be damaged among this group. Fortunately, protecting a jamb is the quickest and easiest of all. Using RamJamb, a reusable cover can be snapped around any sized jamb in seconds. RamJamb holds itself in place by it's own shape (no adhesives), and as such is can be used indefinitely.

Finally, DoorGuard is a BC-flute board cover that provides a temporary barrier against dust and debris damage to hung doors. DoorGuard quickly attaches with tailored elastic bands, and allow the door to remain in use while DoorGuard is installed. Affordable, and attached in less than thirty seconds, DoorGuard is a great way to prevent any door-related headaches during the building process.

With three quick steps, an entire entryway can be comprehensively protected from damage. These three products are among our bestsellers, and local builders have regularly been using them for years. To learn more about any of these surface protection solutions, visit our website www.buildsitepro.com


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Fight Jobsite Dust With ZipWall

Construction projects can be a messy thing. Exposure to the elements, foot traffic, tool use, and proximity to unpaved roads and driveways all generate huge amounts of dust and debris. Homebuyers  and homeowners can often be taken aback by all of the dirty clutter when checking the progress of their projects. While a construction project will never be spotless, it doesn't have to be messy, either.

ZipWall is the industry standard for Dust Containment
Using ZipWall's systems of poles, zippers, and temporary doors, jobsite dust can be nearly eliminated. Ideal for office and residential settings, local homebuilders regularly stop in to pick up ZipWall products due to their effectiveness and their ease of use. The Zip-poles have a spring loaded quick telescoping system to easily expand to the height or a ceiling. Temporary doors use mild adhesive tape to stay in place, and the zippers quickly attach to plastic sheeting with an adhesive backing. ZipWall makes using plastic sheeting to control dust extremely quick and hassle-free.

In addition to ZipWall, we carry an extensive line of dust control solutions. Shoe covers, walk-off mats, vent covers, negative air machines, and more can be found on our website. To learn more about ZipWall, or any other Dust Control products, email us at sales@buildsitepro.com, call us at 541-633-7793, or visit our website www.buildsitepro.com


Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Living Building Challenge - The Forefront Of Green Building Is Here In Bend

A new home in Bend, Oregon - where we're located - has officially been the first single family home in the country to meet the rigorous Living Building Challenge (LBC) standards. Going far beyond LEED Platinum, the LBC standards are effectively the gold standards of green building.



The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is a set of rigorous standards designed to be at the forefront of technology and green building innovation. The LBC has been set up to push development of these building technologies in the hope that they will become mainstream and cost-effective in the near future. Whereas LEED standards attempt to slowly bring mainstream buildings towards a greener composition, LBC attempts to dramatically push innovation for a very small number of structures, becoming an exercises in envelope-pushing engineering, architecture, and design.

This house - named Desert Rain - must be a net producer of energy and water, and cannot rely on any outside sewer services. Using solar and rainwater collection, the structure is completely self sustaining, without any impact on the environment. "Greywater" from showers and sinks is naturally filtered under the house without the use of chemicals, essentially using natural permeation to clean and recycle water. To cut down on the impact of material transport, all materials must come from within 1,500 miles, one-third of which must originate from within 300 miles of the structure. Stucco and interior walls were made from a local combination of sand, lime, and clay, avoiding drywall and other manufactured products.



As one would expect, the unorthodox building process for this 5,000 sqft house did come at a high price. Totalling $3.48 million, Desert Rain boasts a $638/sqft cost. For now, Desert Rain exists as an monument of what is possible, and what will become the new normal decades from now. To learn more about the Desert Rain project, check out OPB's website here.


Thursday, January 19, 2017

We've Updated & Improved Our Carpet, Floor, and Countertop Films

Drawing upon years of feedback from builders, commercial and residential alike, we have worked with a new manufacturer to improve our popular line of films. The new films feature an adhesive that initially sticks better than the old formulation, and also peels easily and more cleanly after the film has been used.

Prices for the new and improved film have remained unchanged, though sizing is a bit different. Visit the films page of our website to see the new films. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any of our products, email us at sales@buildsitepro.com, or call us at 541-633-7793.

Friday, January 13, 2017

We're Excited To Be Involved With the Wilshire Grand Hotel Project In L.A.

Wilshire Grand Topping Out

We're excited to be provided our UV Threshold Tape to Turner Construction's Wilshire Grand Hotel project, in downtown Los Angeles. Set to be complteted in March, this will be the tallest American building west of Chicago. Standing at 1,099, it will surpass the U.S. Bank tower by 81 feet.

It's always fun to be involved in the construction of a remarkable building, and we look forward to seeing it next time we're working down in Los Angeles.

To learn more about UV Threshold Tape, or any other product we offer, please visit www.buildsitepro.com or email us at sales@buildsitepro.com.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2017's Construction Forecast Looks Encouraging

New year, new project starts. A lot of new project starts. Construction projects are expected to increase 5% in 2017, which is a welcome development as 2016's new starts lagged sorely behind expectations - a measly 1% increase was seen in 2016.

Dodge Data & Analytics also expects to see large gains in single family homebuilding, commercial development, and institutional building. Unfortunately, multifamily development is expected to stagnate, as will utilities construction.

Interestingly, both 2015's and 2016's totals were skewed by only a handful of massive projects that kicked off in 2015, effectively acting as enormous outliers and altering both years. 2017 is expected to be far more "normal" in the sense that totals will not be skewed by a few projects (such as 2015's $9 billion natural gas terminal project in Texas). This is also in part responsible for the decline in energy/utilities related building expected this year. 2015's enormous projects are coming on-line, thus driving down the need for new construction in those industries.

While none of the new projects announced this year will need our products and services for some time, we remain excited about the positive prospects that 2017's project starts may bring. Here's to a great 2017!