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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 […]


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Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) – Why Still All This Confusion?

Building enclosure commissioning (sometimes referred to as “building envelope commissioning” and abbreviated BECx) is a process in which the building envelope is evaluated to ensure it meets the owner’s expectations for performance. Those goals may take into account differing aspects of the project, from building operability to cost effectiveness to longevity. BECx evaluates factors associated […]


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 […]