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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." Misconceptions such as these abound when it comes to the BECx process. But design and construction teams may be surprised to learn that BECx can be their saving grace when it comes to finishing a project on schedule, within budget and with minimal rework and call-backs. 

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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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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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Thermal Bridging: What are the Effects?

  Thermal bridges are points in the building envelope where a difference in thermal energy transfer is perceptible, ...
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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 ...
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Fact or Fiction? Peel-and-Stick Membranes are Effective Transitions

FICTION.  Peel-and-stick membranes and tapes are designed to be adhered to sound structural surfaces (non-moving). The ...
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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 ...