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Building Security Design Factors

Building Security Design Factors

Rising concern for building security, especially at schools, has led to a growing demand for increased safety measures requiring architectural upgrades. As schools, universities, businesses, and other establishments across the country develop more...

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The Building Blocks of Enclosure Evaluation

The Building Blocks of Enclosure Evaluation

A major responsibility of building owners and building managers is to ensure that their buildings are as watertight, energy‐efficient, and safe as practical in the present and the foreseeable future. This means investigating and evaluating the building enclosure...

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Roof Management Plans

Roof Management Plans

Facility managers are being required to manage more buildings with less staff and budget than ever before. With many buildings to oversee, and less personnel available to stay current, it has become critical to develop organized methods for tracking past, current, and...

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The Benefits of Gilding

The Benefits of Gilding

Gilding is a decorative technique that adds beauty and protection to any building element by applying fine gold or powder to solid surfaces such as wood, stone, glass or metal, to create a lustrous and grand look. Gilding has been widely used as early as 2300 BC. The...

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Preventing Woodpecker Damage To EIFS

Preventing Woodpecker Damage To EIFS

Woodpeckers can wreak havoc on building enclosures. Found across the globe, woodpeckers traditionally peck holes into trees to find food, make nests, and communicate. However, woodpeckers and other pecking birds, such as flickers, can mistake Exterior...

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Strengthening Unreinforced Masonry Walls

Strengthening Unreinforced Masonry Walls

Restoration and repair of multi-wythe masonry structures may require in-place strengthening. When rebuilding cracked, deteriorated, or displaced masonry assemblies is not practical, economical, feasible, or safe; in-place strengthening may be the appropriate solution....

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Wire Glass in Building Enclosures

Wire Glass in Building Enclosures

Wire glass was widely utilized in buildings constructed in the late 1800s and early 1900s. At the time, it was considered to be the most innovative glazing product in terms of safety and aesthetics. Today, wire glass is often viewed as a historic feature...

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