Modernizing Masonry with Insulated Brick Veneers

Brick is the oldest known manufactured building product, but little has been done to adapt it to modern commercial construction practices and codes – until now.

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Firestopping to Maintain Comfort and Safety in Multi-Use Structures

As the trend toward multi-use construction rises, parking garages, shopping centers, restaurants, offices and ...
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The Architect's Guide to Blindside Waterproofing

When your project requires blindside waterproofing, don’t jump into it blind. With numerous product technologies and ...
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Defeat the Moisture Problem

When it comes to creating a leak-free home, builders and owners everywhere can agree that moisture is the enemy. And ...
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How to Prevent Wrinkling in Mod-Bit Roofing Membranes

Modified bitumen (MB or mod-bit) roofing membranes are a durable and long-lasting weatherproofing technology, ...
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Your 5 Minute Guide to PMMA and PUMA Technologies

When you need to protect concrete decks, foundations and other surfaces from water infiltration, abrasion and chemical ...
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3 Ways Home Builders Can Secure the Enclosure from Footing to Eave Line

Builders of high-quality homes aim to deliver airtight and energy efficient homes to their customers. But occupant ...
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5 Things To Know When Installing Horizontal Expansion Joints

Every expansion joint is not created equal. There are countless variations in substrate conditions and transition ...
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Advance Your Skills and the Glazing Industry with New Certification

What started as a simple idea more than two years ago, the Architectural Glass & Metal Technician (AGMT) Certification ...
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The Truth about Building Enclosure Commissioning - It’s Not What You Think

"Building enclosure commissioning (BECx) is only about reducing the owner’s risks and comes with a high price tag." ...