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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 […]


Insulated Metal Panels for Walls and Roofs: What You Need to Know

Insulated metal panels (IMPs) have for many years been a popular building component in commercial and industrial construction. IMPs are single-element, factory-insulated manufactured composite panels consisting of a rigid urethane foam sandwiched between two sheets of coated metal, sealed at the perimeter and side laps. IMPs are used for exterior walls, ceilings and roofs in […]


The Importance of Vibration Monitoring for Commercial Construction and Demolition

Commercial construction can often present a damage risk to surrounding structures. This is especially true in urban environments where high rises are being erected in close proximity to existing buildings. And, with the unprecedented growth in commercial development, new construction often occurs in increasingly condensed spaces where older structures are scraped to make room for […]


Concrete Formwork Best Practices

Preventing Concrete Formwork Failures in the Commercial Construction Process

Concrete formwork is an essential element of commercial construction. Formwork is used to shape and support concrete structures until the concrete attains sufficient strength to support its own weight. In addition to foundations and walls, formwork is used to create virtually every component of a building including: core walls, columns, staircases, beams, suspended slabs, chimneys, […]


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, […]