Avoiding mistakes with radon

As an odorless, colorless gas, radon is often overlooked and underestimated, but it has potentially fatal consequences when left unmanaged. It is a radioactive gas believed to be the leading cause of lung cancer...

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Q&A: What you should know about specifying steel framing

Cold-formed steel has been one of the most widely used building materials in commercial construction for nearly a century, commonly being specified in a wide range of framing applications, including loadbearing, non-loadbearing, and floor joists. The material’s performance qualities have been well-documented over the years, and these...

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The rise of the blue roof

Blue-roof implementation is on the rise in the United States and, indeed, around the world. First conceived in 2008, these ROOF assemblies have proved to be an emerging technology that changes the game in densely populated, urban areas like San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New York.
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Making light work of daylight infiltration

An open stairway is just one of the design features at South Fayette Intermediate School that allows students to enjoy more natural light. The building features internal pathways, allowing natural light to infiltrate deeper inside and help create a quality learning environment for students.
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