Restoring Airtightness and Weather Resistance to Window Systems Need Not be Cost-Prohibitive

Window and curtain wall systems will eventually need repair or replacement.  The glazing components used to seal and support the glass or metal panels have been engineered for long-term performance, but over time, exposure to environmental conditions, thermal movement, differential movement between the window and the structure as well as other factors will take their….

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Managing Connections: Dynamic Floor and Wall Joints (movement mayhem)

Some of the most demanding connections within a building design are joints within floors and walls that must allow for building movement.   These connections must be able to withstand maximum wind loads and building movement from thermal, seismic and moisture content changes, deflection, and creep. “Drift joints” are designed into projects to accommodate movement over….

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Identification of Constructability and Longer Term Performance

Today’s buildings and owner requirements are more complex than ever making mock-ups and pre-construction meetings critical to the success of any project.  Greater control and efficiency during the construction process is imperative to avoid longer term performance problems resulting from incompatibility issues when products from a variety of manufacturers are mixed and matched by the….

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Existing Technologies Play Significant Role in Reducing Energy Consumption

According to ENERGY STAR® data, commercial buildings alone use 20 percent of our energy and cause 17 percent of the annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in North America.  Residential and commercial buildings together account for almost 39 percent of total U.S. energy consumption and 38 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions[1] or more than….

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Partnering Provides Turnkey Solutions in Components-Driven Industry

Improving performance of the building enclosure is critical.  Performance standards for buildings are being developed and implemented with higher standards for allowed air leakage, thermal performance and moisture protection, all of which are critical to the energy performance of our buildings, their operating costs and their longevity.  Each enclosure, however, is a functional system of….

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The Successful Game Plan

The ultimate game day strategy – the game plan. It doesn’t matter if you’re a starting pitcher reviewing scouting reports of the opposing team’s line-up, a basketball coach outlining a strategy to shut down the game’s biggest scorer, or a the quarterback eyeing the weak corner, it all starts with a game plan. So, why….

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High Performance Building Symposium Brings Industry Leaders Together

Taking the mystery out of building science is one of the challenges in designing High Performance Building Enclosures (HPBE) in today’s building environment. Economics and proper design practices do not always meet with the desired outcome. When the topics of building efficiency or performance come up, the conversation typically leads to discussing the components of….

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Welcome to Tremco’s Blog!

Welcome Everyone to Tremco’s “Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing Division” newest communication channel! Through this blog, we hope to spark dialog with those interested in the latest news and industry insights related to building science. We know we are not the only ones who seek to understand the trends that are changing the construction industry and….

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