Tag: building envelope

Wheaton & Sprague talks 2017 Construction Trends

When we first heard about Wheaton & Sprague Engineering, Inc. out of Stow, Ohio (only a half hour away from our Tremco headquarters), we knew there was a great opportunity for collaboration. Two local industry-leading companies focused on the building envelope should use their combined expertise to aid the construction community. John Wheaton is a professional….

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Tremco for Your Building Envelope Solutions

Tremco has developed the most com­prehensive building envelope protection in the industry. Different projects, different solutions At Tremco, we understand that no two projects are exactly the same. That’s why we’ve created a full range of weatherproofing technologies and chemistries to meet any combination of design, performance and budget requirements.  From the foundation to the….

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“Making Smart Connections” in Commercial Construction

The phrase “Making Smart Connections” can mean a lot of different things, but in the context of constructing a commercial building, it is mostly about connections that involve people and/or the building components that make up the structure. Either way you look at it, making smart connections is key to a successful outcome. Environment also….

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Designing high-performance buildings requires redefining the team and air barrier system requirements

When designing for healthcare, it is mandatory to design the most robust facility possible to manage air and moisture vapor infiltration.   A high-performance, sustainable building is dependent on a high-performance building envelope.  Achieving an integrated, high-performance building envelope, however, can be fraught with problems as the number of trades and products expands. The integrity of….

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TIP SHEET: Five Factors Critical to Delivering Airtight and Watertight Building Enclosures

When a project goes out to bid or negotiate, drawings may be only about 50-60% complete.  Detailing may be indicated with intent. Yet, with any number of trades involved in these areas, how do know you are getting what you really need to deliver the performance you expect? We often hear, ”This is what we….

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Picture Perfect Rainscreen System Builds in Efficiency, Aesthetics and Long-Term Performance

When products leave the Acrytec Panel Industries facility in Ontario, Canada, they leave in perfect condition.  To Acrytec customers, this means more than just individual panels that meet ASTM specifications. Acrytec provides a rainscreen system that is visually perfect, down to the controlled joints between the panels. The goal is to provide the highest quality….

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R Value vs. U Value: Why these numbers alone are not sufficient to understand energy loss.

Did you know as R value increases, thermal performance improves? That is a simple concept to understand – bigger is better right?  Conversely, did you know that as U value decreases, thermal performance improves? These are fairly well understood realities, so it would not be surprising if your answer to both these questions is yes…..

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Are Manufacturers’ Reps Helping to Keep Your Company Masters Current?

In today’s construction environment, architects and specifiers face the challenge of keeping up-to-date on an ever-increasing array of building products, materials, equipment and expanding standards.  Building design and performance standards are extremely complex and continue to become more and more demanding.  Building products and processes are becoming more complex and sophisticated in response.  Keeping up….

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