The future of roofing insulation

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When it comes to insulating a facility, insulation addresses two important goals—maintaining a consistent interior temperature and preventing moisture from forming and collecting via condensation.There are several different materials and ways to protect a roof, including fiberglass, rigid board, and insulated metal panels (IMPs). Costs and benefits may vary between the products, but an overall building envelope comparison shows some marked differences.

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Specifications for lightning protection

Lightning protection is a valuable investment that protects property and saves lives. Its importance has increased due to the vulnerability of data and communication equipment to surges caused by lightning.

A feature exploring guidelines on specifying lightning protection appeared in the August 2015 issue of The Construction Specifier. Its authors have also provided a non-proprietary guide specification, which can be downloaded as 264100-LightningProtection-guidespec.

 

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ABCs of Acoustical Wall and Ceiling Solutions

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Whether they are selecting options for drywall, ceiling panels, or lighting fixtures, project teams are expected to be experts, know the ideal solution for every scenario, and to deliver it on time and on budget. Beyond this baseline is the need to create an environment that performs behind the scenes, keeping intrusive noises at bay and allowing the space to function as intended.

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