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

Soaring Multi-Family Construction Bringing Increased Demand for Quality of Life?

As the number of young adults (ages 20-34) rises with the children of baby boomers coming of age and the notion of home ownership not as appealing as it once was after the recent real estate...

Glazing/Facade Testing

Identification of Constructability and Longer Term Performance

Today’s buildings and owner requirements are more complex than ever making mock-ups and pre-construction meetings critical to the success of any project.  Greater control and efficiency during the...

Glazing/Facade International

Existing Technologies Play Significant Role in Reducing Energy Consumption

According to ENERGY STAR® data, commercial buildings alone use 20 percent of our energy and cause 17 percent of the annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in North America.  Residential and...

Glazing/Facade

Partnering Provides Turnkey Solutions in Components-Driven Industry

Improving performance of the building enclosure is critical.  Performance standards for buildings are being developed and implemented with higher standards for allowed air leakage, thermal...

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