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Top 10 Blog Posts From 2013

We dug up the Top 10 most popular blog posts from this year for you to reread, relive, and recirculate. Enjoy! Live Loads vs. Dead Loads: Defining Structural Repair Claims You’ve probably come across a structural claim where the terms “live load” and “dead load” get tossed around by a contractor or engineer regarding the […]


Humidity Gettin’ High in “Grow Rooms”

More than just a topic for lively debates, medicinal marijuana is now gaining professional acceptance as a viable treatment for a host of conditions including cancer, AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, and overall pain management. Legalized in 17 states, (including Washington, D.C.) and pending legalization in 7 more states, “grow rooms” (dispensaries) are growing, literally, across the […]


This Just In: Residential and Commercial Roofing Installation and Repairs – Part 1: Tile Roofing

Episode Spotlight Get the lowdown on proper commercial roofing installation and repairs from Pie’s roofing expert, Dustin Smoot, RRC, RRO, LEED AP. Listen in as Dustin discusses various roofing types and characteristics and gives expert installation tips and hints. An informative tutorial on roofing standards and requirements is just 5 minutes away. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS9Im5iAdW8] Narrated […]


Air Barrier Testing: Bigger is Better

In the world of whole building air barrier testing, bigger is in fact better.  Larger buildings tend to perform much better, with significantly less air leakage measured per square foot of building envelope, when tested.  Why is this … more money for construction materials, more experienced personnel, a better quality control program?  While these are […]


Pie Goes International in the Marshall Islands

Pie recently augmented its international services by successfully completing building air tightness testing and repair consultation on an 87,000-square-foot 1960s-era facility located in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.  The federal project for Building 5050 on Meck Island, Kwajalein Atoll, focused exclusively on evaluating the airtight performance of the command/control building envelope for the purposes […]