Sealant Compatibility with Air Barrier, Deck Coating and Waterproofing? No Sweat!

Innovative urethane technology is now available to eliminate the problems that occur when incompatible sealants are used under air barriers, deck coatings and waterproofing.  In fact, one product...

Glazing/Facade Waterproofing

The Importance of Validated Testing to Earn Purchaser Trust

For a manufacturer, there is a wide range of factors which impact a product’s performance – performance in-use and performance in terms of sales revenues. Companies are always seeking the best...

Testing

TIP SHEET: Five Factors Critical to Delivering Airtight and Watertight Building Enclosures

When a project goes out to bid or negotiate, drawings may be only about 50-60% complete.  Detailing may be indicated with intent. Yet, with any number of trades involved in these areas, how do...

Testing Waterproofing

Managing Connections: Roof-to-Wall

One of the most challenging joint connections is the roof to wall, especially when it comes to maintaining continuity throughout the entire building envelope.  In fact, callbacks related to leaky...

Testing

Picture Perfect Rainscreen System Builds in Efficiency, Aesthetics and Long-Term Performance

When products leave the Acrytec Panel Industries facility in Ontario, Canada, they leave in perfect condition.  To Acrytec customers, this means more than just individual panels that meet ASTM...

Glazing/Facade Testing

Fact or Fiction? Peel-and-Stick Membranes and Tapes are Effective Transitions

FICTION.  Peel-and-stick membranes and tapes are designed to be adhered to sound structural surfaces (non-moving). The material application requirements clearly state to not bridge across gaps and...

Glazing/Facade Testing

Managing Connections: Window-to-Wall

Connections throughout the building enclosure are key to the longevity of the structure and its structural components, energy consumption, indoor air quality and maintenance. While there are many...

Glazing/Facade

Innovative Technology making Curtain Wall Connections “Quicker, Easier and Cleaner”

The connections from a curtain wall to a block wall steel structure or wood structure used to be a multi-step process for Oakville Glass & Mirror Ltd. in Oakville, Ontario. It required priming the...

Glazing/Facade Testing

Restoring Airtightness and Weather Resistance to Window Systems Need Not be Cost-Prohibitive

Window and curtain wall systems will eventually need repair or replacement.  The glazing components used to seal and support the glass or metal panels have been engineered for long-term...

Glazing/Facade

Managing Connections: Dynamic Floor and Wall Joints (movement mayhem)

Some of the most demanding connections within a building design are joints within floors and walls that must allow for building movement. These connections must be able to withstand maximum wind...

Glazing/Facade Testing

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