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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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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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Demo Vibration

The Importance of Vibration Monitoring for Commercial Construction and Demolition

August 22, 2017

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 redevelopment.

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