Leak Free Design

An Architect's Guide to Parapet-to-Wall Detailing

The coping at the parapet-to-wall interface condition is one of the most difficult transitions to detail for design professionals and contractors.

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How Foam Expansion Joints Protect Occupants from Building Fires

All wall and floor assemblies have penetrations for electrical, plumbing, HVACs, communications, and construction ...
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Testing Nail Sealability: Poking Holes in your Air Barrier

Air barrier membranes are punctured thousands of times when anchoring facades like stucco, metal panels, stone panels ...

Advancements in EIFS- What You Should Know

Continuing changes in building and energy codes toward the goals of sustainability, higher-performance and reduced ...
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How to Reduce Operating Costs with Energy-Efficient Building Envelopes

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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Parking Garage Waterproofing with PUMA Technology

Hit with relentless vehicular traffic and extreme weather, parking garages face substantial abuse. Plus, any needed ...
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4 Methods for Bracing Gypsum Sheathing on Wood Framing

Buildings are subjected to numerous stresses over their lifespan, including wind and seismic loads, and thermal ...