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NFPA 285 Fire Test

NFPA 285: 4 Frequently Asked Questions

While nothing can predict a structure’s response to the elements or natural disasters with 100% accuracy, laboratory testing is the best tool in the construction industry to compare performance of various systems in extreme conditions in a controlled environment.

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Alternative Sealant Technologies: Common Failures & Today’s Solutions

For building connections that require a durable, long-lasting and flexible joint sealant, the limitations in older ...

Overcoming Storefront Glazing Detailing Challenges

Storefront glazing assemblies, or “storefront” for short, are one of the most frequently used fenestration types on ...
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The Difference between Sealants and Adhesives

In the construction industry, there are a lot of jargon, slang, and acronyms for seemingly similar building materials ...
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Going Green in Construction: the Background of Deep Energy Retrofit

With the increase in local laws setting energy standards for commercial properties, the construction industry must ...
EIFS Panel Installation

3 Types of EIFS Panels That Provide Building Protection

When it comes to specifying the right type of exterior and insulation finish system (EIFS) for your project, there are ...

The Benefits of Building Material Simulations using FEA

How can 3D modeling in the virtual world help the design and construction of actual buildings? As technology has ...

The Facility Manager’s Guide to Glazing System Maintenance

Most air and water intrusion is caused by gaps in the building, specifically the fenestrations. Window and door ...
Masonry Problems and Solutions

Best Solutions to Solve 5 Common Masonry Problems

In our previous blog post, we reviewed five common masonry problems and ways to prevent them. In this part 2 post, ...

How to Prevent Masonry Challenges in Building Maintenance

Masonry is at the core of our infrastructure, with most older buildings constructed using stone or brick. As these ...