Terra cotta: To repair or not?

Terra cotta is generally durable, but when façade rehabilitation is planned, one of the most challenging questions is whether a distress condition that is observed requires repair or replacement of the unit, or can be left as is.
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CSI welcomes new board of directors

CSI is pleased to announce the results of its 2021 national election. Congratulations and thank you to all the candidates who participated in the election. The following individuals have been elected to the CSI board of directors effective July 1, 2021.
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Moisture in mass masonry walls

In mass wall construction, proper detailing is required so that the wall will shed bulk water. Key details include overhangs that protect the vertical wall below; drips at projecting features such as sills; and sloped skyward-facing surfaces to provide positive drainage.
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CSI welcomes new Career Center sponsor

CSI welcomes National Gypsum Company as the official sponsor of the CSI Career Center. Here, national marketing manager, architectural services and sustainability, Amy Hockett, AIA, CDT, LEED Green Associate, shares why supporting the AECO community is so important to National Gypsum Company, and their commitment to your success.
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