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The Architect's Guide to Blindside Waterproofing

When your project requires blindside waterproofing, don’t jump into it blind. With numerous product technologies and types used in applications today, it is crucial to understand how their performance characteristics will impact your waterproofing system design. Read on to learn the key differentiators among blindside waterproofing options and best practices for managing risks and preventing moisture infiltration.

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Your 5 Minute Guide to PMMA and PUMA Technologies

When you need to protect concrete decks, foundations and other surfaces from water infiltration, abrasion and chemical ...
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5 Things To Know When Installing Horizontal Expansion Joints

Every expansion joint is not created equal. There are countless variations in substrate conditions and transition ...
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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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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, ...
Five Factors Critical to Delivering Airtight and Watertight Building Enclosures

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 ...