FAILURES

Mixed-up systems

The control and management of rainwater on and within a curtain wall assembly is critical for long-term performance and durability. Water-control strategies—most commonly drainage or barrier (exclusion)—can vary by system type and glazing technique....

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FEATURE

Ensuring a win in the lighting specification process

Design/construction professionals hope their project designs proceed without missteps or complications. Of course, that rarely happens. The lighting product specification and bidding process is complex, as it involves many interested parties, each with its own stake in which products are ultimately installed in the project.
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SPECIFICATIONS

Avoiding a contractual fatal flaw

You may perhaps be thinking: “Isn’t the title of this article a bit over-dramatic?" However, this is an important topic that is rarely well-appreciated by owners and design professionals, and one few in the design community think much about.

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FORM + FUNCTION

Roofing system complements colorful kids’ resort

Children with life-threatening illnesses can delight in the whimsical architecture of Give Kids the World Village. Located in Kissimmee, Florida, the 32-ha (79-acre) resort has served more than 140,000 children and families from all 50 states, and 75 countries, since its founding nearly 30 years ago.
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