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Mock-Ups: Construction's Crash Test Dummies

The automotive industry found a way to ensure safety performance from all manufacturers to car owners through testing and validation. Yet when we approach the subject of performance mock-ups...

Testing

Eliminate Costly Rework with the Field Adhesion Test

On the construction site, there is nothing worse than having to duplicate work due to a mistake somewhere in the application process. Thankfully, the easy-to-conduct field adhesion test allows you...

Testing

Understanding R Value vs. U Value: Thermal Conductivity Simplified

Did you know as R value increases, thermal performance improves? That is a simple concept to understand – bigger is better right?  Conversely, did you know that as U value decreases, thermal...

Testing

How to Choose the Right Backer Rod?

What is a Backer Rod? How do I Install It? A backer Rod is an integral component of sealant joints, it provides three main functions that allow the sealant joint to perform.

Testing

Tremco Chemists: A Day in the Life of a Real Chemist

Do you ever wonder what R&D chemists do on a daily basis?  I know we do! We recently sat down with Steve Milano, Director of R&D at Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing to take a deeper dive...

Testing Tremco Behind the Scenes

Stucco Walls: Building for Tomorrow's World.

The Tremco Sustainable Building Solutions Test Facility is currently busy assisting the Stucco Industry with testing various walls.

Glazing/Facade Testing

High-Performance Buildings: How Air Barriers Affect Design

When designing for healthcare, it is mandatory to design the most robust facility possible to manage air and moisture vapor infiltration. A high-performance, sustainable building is dependent on a...

Glazing/Facade Testing

Understanding Glazing Solutions to Meet Design Demands

Glazing systems able to accommodate multi-directional movement of +/-5% in each direction.  Joints that appear to disappear.   Engineered solutions for connecting glazing systems to the opaque...

Glazing/Facade Testing

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

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