Designing and specifying architectural zinc roofing

Zinc, a proven, natural construction material, is extremely long-lasting and requires minimal maintenance. Throughout its long lifetime, its dynamic aesthetic evolves as the zinc material’s patina is influenced by the project location’s unique climate and protects this ecologically friendly material for many generations.
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Specifying acoustic ceilings and HVAC equipment

Specifiers and architects seeking to ensure the mechanical equipment noise does not exceed the ceiling system’s ability to attenuate it can use a straightforward method defined in the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute’s (AHRI) Standard 885 (2008), Procedure for Estimating Occupied Space Sound Levels in the Application of Air...
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Bridging form and function with modern rainscreens

From a cladding perspective, a rainscreen assembly is a practical way to achieve a high-performing building envelope. The popularity of wood-plastic composites (WPCs) in envelopes has increased substantially year over year and, in some cases, has become the cladding of choice for architects thanks to the material’s performance characteristics,...
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Polyiso: more than just continuous insulation

If building managers cannot adequately control water and moisture permeation within their wall assembly due to natural events and poor design, it can cause extensive damage, impact aesthetics, and contribute to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) and mold growth, which is proven to have harmful effects on the health...
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