Pie Global Blog

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 […]


Denver, Colorado

Air and Vapor Barriers in a Cold Climate Commercial Roof—Do I Need One?

Air barrier systems in commercial buildings in cold climate zones are designed and constructed to control air and vapor transmission between a conditioned space and an unconditioned space. The air barrier system is the primary air boundary that separates indoor (conditioned) air and outdoor (unconditioned) air. The purpose of a vapor barrier, or vapor retarder, […]


Spandrel Transition

Condensation at Curtain Wall and Storefront Spandrel Infill

Glazing Systems Curtain wall and storefront glazing systems are typically a thin, non-structural outer façade element of a building that can span multiple floors or be incorporated into a punched opening. Glazing systems function largely as air and water vapor barriers, resisting air or water infiltration and accommodate building and system movement induced by wind, […]