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Experts in All Things Moisture
Experts in All Things Moisture

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The latest building science of disaster-proofing homes rests on decades of post-mortem analysis of storm effects. Florida is a prime example, with its new, much stricter building codes. The last couple of major hurricanes have done almost no damage to homes built to the new code.
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Architecture firms are answering the call of local governments and institutional clients for higher standards in green building design.
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While big data can be a big boon to facility operations in terms of creating efficiencies, big data can also be a big boondoggle if the systems and expertise aren’t in place to use the data and analytics effectively.
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The importance of communication is an idea that everyone involved in the construction process—architects, designers, owners, specifiers, and installers—is quite familiar with, in theory. However, the realities of doing so frequently prove to be incredibly challenging.
The future of spec writing
The future of spec writing
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A San Francisco startup has developed a software plug-in that scans 3D models created with building information modeling (BIM) data and alerts architects about potential code issues in real-time.
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Under Florida’s construction-related statute of repose, actions based on the design, planning or construction of an improvement to real property are barred if not commenced within 10 years after the later of several possible dates, including the date of actual possession by the owner and the date of the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.

The Florida Legislature recently amended the statute to extend the time within which defendants subject to a suit filed close to the end of the 10-year period can file claims.
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Here's an interesting way to harness the power of artificial intelligence to keep construction schedules and costs humming along smoothly.
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When it comes to insulating a facility, insulation addresses two important goals—maintaining a consistent interior temperature and preventing moisture from forming and collecting via condensation.

There are several different materials and ways to protect a roof, including fiberglass, rigid board, and insulated metal panels (IMPs). Costs and benefits may vary between the products, but an overall building envelope comparison shows some marked differences.
The future of roofing insulation
The future of roofing insulation
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Auditoriums and computer rooms that do not require daylight now occupy basements that formerly housed mechanical plants and vehicle parking.

These sensitive occupancies require the spaces be waterproofed to prevent water from migrating through the basement walls and slab in contact with the wet, adjoining soil.
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Fiber-cement architectural wall panels for commercial buildings generally require an engineered installation system that renders them as a rainscreen. Easy to install by experienced siding contractors, the architectural wall panel system acts as a barrier against moisture.

An air gap between the cladding and the substrate—all part of the same system—forces any moisture finding its way behind the panel to drip down the back of the product and out through weep holes punched at the bottom. The water then drains away from the building or evaporates.
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