Building Enclosures & Commissioning (BECx)

Macro & Micro Climate Enclosures in Healthcare: How They Impact Infectious Control

Macro & Micro Climate Enclosures in Healthcare: How They Impact Infectious Control

October 19, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic serves as a sobering reminder of the ever-changing nature of health-related influences on our global community. In fact, research shows that plagues and pandemics have been a part of human history going back to prehistoric times. And, as the effects of this current virus continues, we can be certain that the past [...]

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Applying a Four-Part Best Practice Model to Minimize Contractor Building Enclosure Risk

Applying a Four-Part Best Practice Model to Minimize Contractor Building Enclosure Risk

October 8, 2018

Contractors understand the concept of quality control (QC) and, for the most part, do an excellent job of monitoring the quality of their work. Complex, large-scale, and fast-track projects, however, have so many details to plan and implement and move so quickly that 3rd Party assistance is beneficial. That’s why quality assurance (QA) is vital for minimizing contractor risk.

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Roller Wave Distortion

Roller Wave Distortion: Setting Expectations with Suppliers

March 22, 2018

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.

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DIA

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

December 7, 2017

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.

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Woodward

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

September 25, 2017

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.

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AIR AND VAPOR BARRIERS IN A COLD CLIMATE COMMERCIAL ROOF—DO I NEED ONE?

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

June 21, 2017

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.

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Vision to Spandrel Transition

Condensation at Curtain Wall and Storefront Spandrel Infill

April 3, 2017

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, thermal, and seismic forces.

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