Laminated Glass

Laminated glass construction is simple - glue two or more panes of glass together to form a composite single pane. Wait, nothing is ever that simple. What can be used as the glue? What benefits and limitations do the glues have? What considerations might..

Fenestration Condensation

 

Do your windows perform like this frosty opening? Photo: Courtesy of EFCO

Studs and Piping

Metal stud cut for plumbing piping is structurally useless.

Learning and Sharing

Many state architectural licensing boards and AIA membership requires continuing education credits each year. The number of required credits is less than 1% of the annual work hours - slightly more than two eight-hour days total time required for..

It's Not Your Father's Greenboard

Greenboard gypsum panels

Warranty & Correction Period

Just because a manufacturer offers a warranty, are you certain the specifications should require the warranty? There are many factors to consider that affect the Owner's rights and remedies for correcting work completed under a construction contract...

Exterior Walls and NFPA 285

NFPA 285 Test Configuration image courtesy Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing

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..

Preservative Treated Wood

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..

Single-Ply Roofing Membranes

What are the common single-ply roofing membranes? What are the major differences between them? Selecting roofing membranes is a complex decision based on may project conditions. Understanding the available choices may help the decision process.

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