Design

Delegated Design vs. Design Assist -- What’s the Deal?

Delegated Design vs. Design Assist — What’s the Deal?

August 6, 2018

Delegated design and design-assist are two practices in the design and construction industry that have gained popularity in recent years. These practices have also caused some confusion and headaches for the parties involved perhaps due to a lack of clarity that differentiates each practice.

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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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Collapsed roof due to heavy snow in Bull Rogers, NM.

Is Your Roof Safe? 7 Issues That Can Cause Structural Roof Failures

January 30, 2018

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 consequences.

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Collapsed Shoring Wall

Preventing Shoring Wall Failures on Your Construction Site

April 28, 2017

Shoring walls are temporary retaining structures that prevent soil movement and cave-ins during a construction site excavation. These systems are used to minimize the excavation area, to keep the sides of deep excavations stable, and to ensure that movements will not cause damage to existing adjacent structures or to utilities in the surrounding ground.

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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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