A few blocks from the High Line, the restored elevated railway bed that now sports pedestrian walkways amid a landscape of greenery, New York City’s Chelsea Green is a 14-story luxury condominium from Alfa Development.
Drywall is often misperceived as a building material that does not demand the skillful manipulation of a traditional construction material. However, anyone who has worked with drywall knows the product is not so cooperative.
This article examines how a building’s energy performance can be enhanced with structural thermal breaks for balcony connection. New engineered solutions can assist mid- and high-rise building project teams in complying with continuous insulation (ci) code requirements. These structural connections are especially important to address in multi-family specifications because thermal bridging for every residential unit in the structure can add up to significant heating and cooling loads.
Thin, short strands of steel are being increasingly specified as reinforcement in ground-supported slabs and in composite steel deck-slabs. Structural engineers are still figuring out how best to design with these components, but specifiers need to think about how to define this material in the contract documents. Dosage is critical, for one thing, but not all fibers are alike. Without specifying other key details, one can end up with concrete that contains the specified mass of fibers, but does not fulfill the designer’s intentions.