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Walls Facades

Winter Construction Now Possible With the Help of ICF

For any build team, the winter months and cold climates pose additional challenges, such as excess moisture, difficult ...
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'Nominal' vs. 'Effective' R-Values

The thermal efficiency of a material is commonly measured by its R-value. Values are evaluated for materials and ...
air barrier application with construction workers

Adhesion and Compatibility: How Both Affect Critical Connections

When choosing the appropriate sealant for any building application, it’s important to understand the compatibility and ...
efflorescence on ceiling

How to Manage Efflorescence on EIFS

Efflorescence is a common phenomenon seen on the exterior of buildings, evidenced by discoloration or white streaks. It ...

Parapet to Wall Detail: The Architects' Guide

The coping at the parapet-to-wall interface condition is one of the most difficult transitions to detail for design ...
nail sealability and penetrations in exterior wall

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 ...

EIFS Cladding System Advancements - What You Should Know

Continuing changes in building and energy codes toward the goals of sustainability, higher-performance and reduced ...
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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 ...
urethane sealant application over backer rod

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 ...