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FAILURES

Aging (not so) gracefully

At a three-story office building built in the 1980s, interior water leakage routinely occurred on the second floor. Typically observed during wind-driven rain, it resulted in wetting of interior finishes and subsequent mold growth.

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SPONSORED

The future of spec writing

We live in an age of increasing complexity. It is frequently noted today’s cell phones are significantly more powerful than the computers employed to put the first man on the moon.
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NEWS

Metals and lumber prices hit double-digit increases

Construction costs continued to accelerate in May with double-digit increases for a range of building and road materials, including many that are subject to newly proposed tariffs that could drive prices even higher, reports the Associated General Contractors of America.
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NEWS

AISI announces winners of research support

Five research proposals deemed impactful for the reliability, performance, and cost-competitiveness of cold-formed steel framing products have been selected by the American Iron and Steel Institute Standards Council for its 2018 Small Project Fellowship Program. + Read More
FAILURES

Preventing corrosion in aluminum

Aluminum accounts for the greatest share of the U.S. commercial market for windows, doors, and skylights. Its manufacturing versatility, structural longevity, performance dependability, and near-infinite recyclability contribute to its popularity.

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