Tag: testing

Stucco Walls: Building for Tomorrow’s World.

The Tremco Sustainable Building Solutions Test Facility is currently busy assisting the Stucco Industry with testing various walls. The team recently completed phase 1 water-testing of eight stucco wall assemblies constructed to investigate performances of two different weather-resistant barriers in four different stucco wall constructions. These wall assemblies featured weather-resistant barriers of Grade-D building paper and Tremco’s….

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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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Architectural design and engineering complexity demand total glazing solutions

Glazing systems able to accommodate multi-directional movement of +/-5% in each direction.  Joints that appear to disappear.   Engineered solutions for connecting glazing systems to the opaque wall and air barrier.   All backed by performance warranties.  Sound pretty impossible? Essential to meeting the demands of today’s complex architecture and design is the need for Total Glazing….

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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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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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