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Connections Joints

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The Top Three Waterproofing and Structural Challenges of Amenity Decks

In urban areas with minimal green space, owners of high-rise apartments and mixed-use buildings are seeking out ...
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Winterizing Commercial Buildings: Maintenance for Cold Temperatures

While ongoing maintenance is important year-round for air- and watertightness, winter weather makes buildings even more ...
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The Best Alternatives to Silicone Sealants

As a result of recent global supply chain disruptions, the raw material used for producing silicone sealants in ...
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 ...

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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How to Prevent Mold Around Windows with These Silicone Sealants

Condensation which naturally collects on window surfaces can cause significant damage to a structure if it makes its ...
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Improving Building Envelope Connectivity with Preconstruction Meetings

As research and testing has expanded in recent years, so too has the awareness around the importance of connectivity ...
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Tear Propagation of Silicone Sheets: The Importance of Knotty Tear

All precured silicone sheets are not the same. Despite similar appearances and chemistries, there are considerable ...