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Envelope Commissioning Criticals

  Seven things to know about building envelope commissioning     Photo courtesy of ZGF Architects LLP Building envelope commissioning (BECx) is of growing interest to the building design industry because of increased focus and ambition on building energy performance, along with concerns about the quality and durability of building enclosure components due to enclosure […]

The use of Electronic Leak Detection on waterproofing membranes over concrete surfaces

Waterproofing membranes are a key element in building enclosure systems—a key element that ultimately gets covered up by a variety of finish materials including landscaping, green roofs, topping slabs, pavers, and so on. As most of us know, excavation to expose a failed waterproofing membrane for repairs can be prohibitively expensive, and in some cases, […]

Flooding Beer: A Fairytale or a Nightmare?

Current beer trends have resulted in an exponential increase in the number of breweries operating in the United States. The Brewers Association identified 89 domestic breweries in operation circa 1978 and as of January 2013, there are more than 2,300 domestic breweries currently in operation. The rising number of breweries is a result of the […]

Cutting Edge Management of Wildfire Investigations

The number and severity of wildfires in the United States has seen a dramatic increase over the past decade. With several years of below average snowpack and moisture in many portions of the United States along with record setting warm temperatures, 2013 may generate yet another robust, massive wildfire season.  In addition to the obvious […]