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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 related to leaky roofs may not be a problem with the roof at all.  Oftentimes the...

Testing

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

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

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

Picture Perfect Rainscreen System Builds in Efficiency, Aesthetics and Long-Term Performance

When products leave the Acrytec Panel Industries facility in Ontario, Canada, they leave in perfect condition. To Acrytec customers, this means more than just individual panels that meet ASTM...

Glazing/Facade Testing

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