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Roller Wave Distortion: Setting Expectations with Suppliers

Roller wave distortion is a condition found in heat-treated glass that causes the glass surface to have imperfections known as peaks and valleys. These alternating high and low points result in the glass exhibiting optical distortion. Most noticeably, images reflected in the glass appear to be rippled. Roller wave distortion is very common in heat-treated […]


Denver’s Green Roof Initiative: What Building Owners Need to Know

A growing number of cities today are passing green roof legislation that requires building owners to cover a specific percentage of their roof square footage with vegetation. In November 2017, Denver residents voted in favor of the Green Roof Initiative (also known as Denver Initiative 300). Modeled after an ordinance in Toronto, it went into […]


Is Your Roof Safe? 7 Issues That Can Cause Structural Roof Failures

The integrity of each element of a building is critical to its stability. However, no component carries more potential for property damage or personal injury than the roof. A poorly performing foundation or failing exterior cladding can be inconvenient, unsightly, and expensive to repair or replace, but a roof collapse can have devastating and long-term […]


Historic Building Rehabilitation: Achieving Success Beyond The Facade

Society’s appreciation for the significance, character and beauty of historic structures continues to promote building preservation and rehabilitation. Rather than tearing down a stately old Victorian home or demolishing a vintage 1950s storefront to erect a modern office building, property owners recognize that through an adaptive re-use approach, they can have the best of both […]


Parking Garages: How to Maintain these Valuable Assets

Parking garages play a critical role in many commercial and residential settings. However, despite their importance, they are often neglected and allowed to fall into disrepair. Why does this happen? Sometimes the reason is financial. When budgets are tight, building owners tend to focus their resources on more visible initiatives inside the building — projects […]