What are the common types needed for virtually every commercial building? Metal stud deflection tracks accommodate movement, both vertical and lateral. Do you know what criteria govern the track selection? Do you know the questions to ask? Learn what..
What are those Commodity Specifications referenced by the building codes? AWPA U1 referenced by the code specifies wood preservative treatments by application, exposure, and type of wood product. Know what the terms mean to be sure you get the intended..
An idea is formed. A new product or service is required. A need for a building emerges. What is the next step - a napkin concept sketch of a building form?
I attended a presentation on an office building designed to meet the Living Building Challenge. One of the design concepts was to achieve net zero energy (metered) for the completed design. This means that the metered power sent to the utility grid from..
The promise of BIM (Building Information Modeling) is that project data can reside in the model and can be extracted by anyone in a form for every purpose. The reality is that useful data extraction is entirely dependent on valid data input.
Is your definition of plywood and the woodworker's definition the same? Why is it MDF or particleboard? The term plywood does not define a panel construction and performance. It is critical to understand the available cores and specify the right one to..
What finishing product should I specify for casework? Wood flooring? There are so many choices. How do I know which product is best?
Short Answer: PPDs document the architect's intended project quality.
Avoid surprises! Is this what you expect doors to look like?