The Ins and Outs of Insulation

Which type of insulation is best for a given project? Several different types of insulation are being used together in our Mercy Magnuson Place Apartments project. Each was chosen for its particular characteristics in its given application. Having a well thought out system with a quality…

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AIA Building Envelope Forum Recap

"Buildings are like mountain climbers: In order to remain comfortable and survive through varying climate conditions one needs to control temperature and moisture through control of one's exterior envelope. This quote was from Dan Whitmore (Hammer and Hand) at the recent AIA Building Envelope…

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Building Envelopes Part Three : Occupied Facilities

Our first article in this series on building envelopes discussed four main considerations as to the repair or replacement of building components. Our second article focused on the details of construction as well as the logistical issues of putting the work in place. This third and final article…

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