18…Tilt-Up: An Opportunity for the Resurgence of Craft
As time is money, a common reason tilt-up concrete is chosen for projects is its ability to deliver on a fast schedule. However, the material also presents an opportunity for craftsmanship and design—as demonstrated through case studies.
by Mitch Bloomquist
30…Ensuring Resiliency with Precast Concrete Walls
High-performance structures require resilient materials to meet requirements and challenges. Precast concrete, which offers traditional concrete's benefits in addition to offsite manufacturing, increases speed of construction, minimizes site impact, and provides quality and versatility.
by Brian Miller, PE, LEED AP
40…Energy Codes and Continuous Insulation
Continuous insulation is required in the building envelope to reduce energy loss and improve efficiency. The mandate changes how designers think about building envelope materials, and exterior insulation and finishing systems (EIFS), in particular.
by J.W. Mollohan, CCPR, CEP, CSI
50…Wood Construction and the International Building Code
Wood has always been the material of choice for residential construction. Now, forest products are becoming increasingly considered for commercial structures due to change in both technology
and building codes.
by Kenneth Bland, PE, and Paul Coats, PE
58…Easing the burden of wood floor assemblies
To ensure proper integration of different systems, careful planning is critical. There are design tools for planning floor assemblies to avoid conflicts with plumbing drops and HVAC ducts.
by Jeremy Dummer
66…Managing Physical Security Information
Physical security information management (PSIM) technology requires a non-traditional approach to specification, design, and deployment.
by Mike Webster, CPP
80…Ensuring Lath Integrity
The basic design of diamond mesh lath has remained unchanged. Manufacturer claims, however, may incorrectly state a product's ability to meet codes and industry standards.
by Christopher K. Little, CDT, CSI, and Matthew J. Innocenzi, PE
88…Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls
Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls most commonly fail due to poor water management. Special attention is required to collect and divert water away from the system.
by Bryan P. Strohman, PE, and Scott J. DiFiore, PE
96…Designing for Resilience in Areas Subject to Flooding
The power of water can push buildings from their foundations, deform, and even buckle walls. However, vents mean that for non-residential structures, wetter may be wiser.
by Tom Little, CFM, CGP