FEATURES

From roof to foundation

Waterproofing plays an extremely important role in protecting every aspect of a structure’s construction. Knowing which coverage to specify for a particular project is more than just a science—it is an art form. Consulting with an experienced specialty contractor for the best waterproofing options available will ensure a quality...
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FEATURES

Specifying hacking-resistant access control

Hacking has become a far bigger threat than most think. Indeed, the greatest risk to national security comes from not from aircraft carriers or infantry divisions, but a computer with a simple Internet connection located anywhere in the world.
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FAILURES

When it rains, it overflows

The gutter system tends to be one of the most overlooked components of a building… until it fails. Consisting of a gutter, downspout, and outlet, this system is intended to manage water runoff from the roof.

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FORM + FUNCTION

Harrisonburg hot yoga studio keeps moisture out

The ideal climate for a hot yoga studio during an average 90-minute session is a temperature of 40.5 C (105 F) and 40 percent humidity. The high temperature and humidity required created unique challenges in the retrofit design and construction of Bikram Yoga Harrisonburg in Virginia.
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