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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 for air- and water-tight buildings. As my friend and fellow building scientist, Gene Keeton, says, “There’s no good reason for a building to leak.” The preconstruction, or pre-con, meeting is the first step to ensuring that the real-world construction adequately matches the design intent.

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