One of the most successful technologies used today to deter rainwater intrusion into a building's exterior wall and protect its envelope is the rainscreen system. Introduced more than 20 years ago in the United States, rainscreen technology has continued to advance, along with its popularity among building owners who desire a "stylish raincoat" for their structure.
Sequencing issues. Finger pointing. If you’re involved with the design or construction of exterior building envelopes you’ve experienced this before—either you’ve been called out by another sub or trade for damaging their work or perhaps you’ve been guilty of it yourself.
Given the current unemployment numbers, there is an increasing possibility that Congress will enact another economic stimulus bill. The residential energy efficiency industry has been particularly hard hit, with job losses reported in excess of 400,000. I believe the federal policy best suited to reboot our industry is a dramatically scaled up Section 25C tax credit for homeowner energy efficiency improvements.
Design-build projects for the public sector always come with specific requirements with little room for flexibility. The City of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., wanted its new Operations Center to meet the requirements of LEED Silver certification, look great and be designed to withstand 205 mph ultimate wind speeds, all while staying within a strict budget. The choice of insulated metal panels (IMPs) from Metl-Span helped meet those goals.
Our More Than Just an R-Value: Acoustics and stone wool Insulation CEU Webinar on May 21st at 11:30 am EST focuses on how stone wool products can help to protect property, extend building life and reduce overall building energy consumption, but that is not all...
Demilec, a leader in energy-efficient, eco-friendly spray foam insulations and coatings, was awarded a Notice of Acceptance (NOA) from Miami-Dade County for Heatlok HFO Pro spray polyurethane foam adhesive.
PermaBase CI Insulated Cement Board™ is a composite cement board combining the strength and benefits of PermaBase Cement Board with rigid insulation to create an ideal substrate for exterior finishes that meet or exceed most continuous insulation requirement.
Check out the July 2020 edition of Walls & Ceilings: Houston-based Young & Sons Drywall provides high-end service while focusing on forming relationships with its clients, Industry Blue Book 2020-2021, and much more!