Metal Framing Thickness or Gage - New and Improved issue

Previous Tech Tip was updated to the current industry standards with the help of metal framing manufacturers. The metal framing industry stopped using imprecise gage thicknesses and started using precise minimum base metal thicknesses. Yet, many A/Es..

RH Effects on Wood Flooring

Wood flooring, like all wood products is affected by moisture. It swells. It shrinks. And it is expected to always look as perfect as the day it is installed. But what happens when the wood is not installed in perfect conditions? What range of conditions..

Gypsum Board Finish Levels

Gypsum board is the most common wall and soffit finish in the US. One finish does not fit all applications. Specifying appropriate gypsum board finish levels helps control project costs while producing the desired aesthetic results. So what finish level..

Owners - What did you buy?

Friday, an architect asked for help researching a question about metal stud installation for interior partitions. The question was the result of a site visit. The resolution needed to be speedy. Monday the contractor planned to install gypsum board,..

Studs and Piping

Metal stud cut for plumbing piping is structurally useless.

It's Not Your Father's Greenboard

Greenboard gypsum panels

Metal Stud Deflection Track

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..

Wood Finishing Standards

What finishing product should I specify for casework? Wood flooring? There are so many choices. How do I know which product is best?

Efficient Construction Documents

What is the best way to ensure consistency and high quality in your construction documents?

Let's Win the Concrete Floor Moisture Battle - Together

Impervious flooring. Water-based adhesives. Fly ash and slag pozzolans. Vapor retarders. Extreme surface pH. Fast-track scheduling. All are coming together and creating flooring failures.

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