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How to Manage Indoor Air Quality During Building Closures

When a building is left vacant for an extended period of time, indoor air quality (IAQ) can suffer, impacting the ...
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Energy Efficient Building Envelope to Reduce Operating Costs

Energy efficiency has become a construction industry buzzword because of rising prevalence in green initiatives ...
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The Top 10 Building Enclosure Concerns

What would you do to prevent rework on your next jobsite? The cost of rework on a commercial construction project can ...
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How to Apply Sealant: The 3 Basic Steps

Transitions on the building envelope such as expansion joints, control joints and window-to-wall connections, are among ...
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Understanding Wall Performance with the WUFI Model

To simulate the performance of a wall system under real-world conditions, design professionals and engineers often ...
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How To Measure Thickness of Waterproofing Membranes

Installing waterproofing coatings both vertically and horizontally often requires specific thicknesses to ensure ...
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Analyzing Air Permeability - Vapor Barriers for Building Enclosure

The permeability of building materials has significant implications on the long-term durability and effectiveness of a ...
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Air Barrier Testing Part 2: Adapting to Measure Assemblies

In part 2 of this air barrier testing blog series, we will review existing test methods for individual air barrier ...
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Air Barrier Testing Part 1: The Basics

Buildings leak. But what if they didn’t have to? For air barriers, a building material notoriously susceptible to ...
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Top 9 Uses for Silicone Extrusions in Commercial Construction

Building leaks can be blamed on aging glazing components, incompatible products, extreme movement and more. Pre-cured ...