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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 Program has just graduated its inaugural class of 177 glaziers from around North America.

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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." ...
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Five Ways the Specifier Can Help Prevent Leaks (HINT: It's in the details)

Designing an airtight, watertight, and energy efficient building requires an understanding of the anatomy of the entire ...
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5 Ways to Ensure a Watertight Roof-to-Wall Connection

One of the most challenging joint connections on the building enclosure is the roof to wall.  In fact, callbacks ...
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Testing Buildings to Withstand Seismic Conditions

Designing structures to withstand extreme movement, even the intense effects of seismic events, can be a challenge. The ...
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Mock-Ups: Construction's Crash Test Dummies

The automotive industry found a way to ensure safety performance from all manufacturers to car owners through testing ...
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The Trailblazers of the Construction Industry

As Women’s History Month wraps up this week, we are highlighting trailblazers in the construction industry, who are ...
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7 Critical Factors to Choosing the Right Air Barrier

There are many potential causes of façade leaks. Many have to do with air barrier product selection, improper ...
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Top 8 Takeaways of World of Concrete 2019

Wow, what a week. World of Concrete 2019 lived up to its promise to be “the premier event for the commercial ...
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Eliminate Costly Rework with the Field Adhesion Test

On the construction site, there is nothing worse than having to duplicate work due to a mistake somewhere in the ...