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FAILURES

Abrasive or microabrasive?

Decades ago, abrasive cleaning of façades typically involved application of sand or aluminum oxide media against building walls at high pressures (i.e. 5516 kPa [800 psi] or more).

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NEWS

Proposed asbestos rules make headlines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in June released proposed regulations related to asbestos. Environmental critics have voiced their disapproval and mainstream media have picked up on the story.+ 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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FORM + FUNCTION

Charleston student building makes history

Maintaining a historical aesthetic while providing good longevity were the main requirements behind the design of a student housing project in Charleston, South Carolina, and its use of fiber cement cladding.
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NEWS

Download our free e-book on fire safety strategies

Recent high-rise fires around the world have shown professionals must be vigilant against potential fire hazards. The Construction Specifier’s series of sponsored e-books continues with a multifaceted look at fire behavior in buildings and designing for occupant safety.+ Read More
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