“The most effective way to significantly reduce building related property damage, injuries and
loss of life due to earthquakes, wind storms, and floods is through the effective development,
adoption and enforcement of scientifically based building code provisions. The best way to
accomplish that goal is through the nation’s established model building code development
- David A. Harris, FAIA, President, National Institute of Building Sciences
Building code officials across the country are contending with outdated codes that fall short of addressing the needs of today's building industry professionals. While 87% of surveyed adults reported being personally impacted by extreme weather events, two-thirds of U.S. jurisdictions still work with old versions of building codes. Codes that have failed to keep up with the growing occurrence of climate change-related threats such as destructive storms, extreme temperatures, fires, and floods, as well as the dire need for eco-friendly and energy-efficient buildings.
To address the challenges facing builders today, building code officials need innovative highly tested materials and new proven building processes that they can adopt to protect their communities and mitigate future tragedies. Importantly, building code professionals have the responsibility to specify eco-friendly materials and building processes that not only address the effects of climate change but contribute to ending it.
Building code officials can now confidently recommend and approve highly tested building materials that introduce innovation, deliver remarkable results, and are readily available.
Building code officials can support the creation of solutions that enable builders to construct best-in-class high-performance buildings that exceed standards.
Building code officials can facilitate the design of buildings with disaster resistance using innovative interior and exterior sheathing and floor/roof underlayment boards/panels that provide fire, water, storm, earthquake, and impact protection.
NEXGEN supplies builders with innovative MgO building materials that put health, safety, the environment, economics, and sustainability at the forefront. We help building code professionals enable builders to modernize their building process to create high-performance buildings that are better for the planet and the people who use them.
Our MgO products are not only fire, water, mold, storm, insect/pest, and earthquake resistant; they are non-toxic, carbon-friendly, require fewer and potentially less skilled trades to install, and are readily available for order.
Builders can use NEXGEN MgO boards to design custom fire, sound, and strength-rated assemblies that outperform assemblies that solely rely on traditional building materials. Additionally, manufactured Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) built with NEXGEN MgO boards dramatically accelerate build times and also reduce labor costs by 55% when compared to conventional building materials and processes.
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To experience the benefits of NEXGEN MgO products firsthand, our successful High Performance MgO home builders have used the following 7 Step MgO Action Plan.