Leak Free Design

Advancements in EIFS- What You Should Know

Continuing changes in building and energy codes toward the goals of sustainability, higher-performance and reduced energy consumption make it increasingly challenging for designers, engineers and constructors to stay ahead of the curve.

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How to Reduce Operating Costs with Energy-Efficient Building Envelopes

Energy efficiency has become a construction industry buzzword because of rising prevalence in green initiatives ...
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The Top 10 Building Enclosure Concerns

What would you do to prevent rework on your next jobsite? The cost of rework on a commercial construction project can ...
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How to Apply Sealant: The 3 Basic Steps

Transitions on the building envelope such as expansion joints, control joints and window-to-wall connections, are among ...
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Understanding Wall Performance with the WUFI Model

To simulate the performance of a wall system under real-world conditions, design professionals and engineers often ...
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Parking Garage Waterproofing with PUMA Technology

Hit with relentless vehicular traffic and extreme weather, parking garages face substantial abuse. Plus, any needed ...
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4 Methods for Bracing Gypsum Sheathing on Wood Framing

Buildings are subjected to numerous stresses over their lifespan, including wind and seismic loads, and thermal ...
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Analyzing Permeability of Air/Vapor Barriers to Protect the Building Enclosure

The permeability of building materials has significant implications on the long-term durability and effectiveness of a ...
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Air Barrier Testing Part 2: Adapting to Measure Assemblies

In part 2 of this air barrier testing blog series, we will review existing test methods for individual air barrier ...
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Air Barrier Testing Part 1: The Basics

Buildings leak. But what if they didn’t have to? For air barriers, a building material notoriously susceptible to ...