If you are having trouble viewing this e-mail message, please click here.
December 27, 2016
In October, the University of Iowa (UI) School of Music celebrated the opening of a new facility, replacing a former location damaged by the 2008 flood. The Voxman Music Building, a 17,651-m2 (190,000-sf), $152-million project, had a project team including Architectural Wall Systems (AWS) as the contractor, Mortenson Construction as UI’s construction manager agent, and LMN Architects and Neumann Monson Architects as the designers.
Repairing and restoring historic concrete often involves dealing with concealed conditions contributing to distress. This 1920s Pacific Northwest building features cast-in-place concrete façades finished with facing mortar. The original steel-framed windows were previously replaced with aluminum retrofit units; the new windows were smaller in height than the original openings, with the resultant gap at the head infilled with wood framing and plywood.
January 9-12, 2017
Building Innovation 2017
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
Washington, D.C.
January 10-12, 2017
International Builders’ Show
National Association of Home Builders
Orlando, Florida
January 16-20, 2017
World of Concrete
Las Vegas, Nevada
January 18-20, 2017
The International Surface Event
Las Vegas, Nevada
January 28-February 1, 2017
ASHRAE Conference/AHR Expo
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers
Las Vegas, Nevada
January 29-February 1, 2017
Sprayfoam 2017 Convention & Expo
Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA)
Palm Springs, California
February 12-15, 2017
American Architectural Manufacturers Association
AAMA 80th Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
March 16, 2017
CSI Chicago Chapter
Chicago, Illinois
Efflorescence is one of the first signs of moisture problems for cementitious materials, especially masonry. A by-product of moisture combining with free salts, this phenomenon is not just a cosmetic problem—left unchecked during freeze-thaw conditions, it can cause brick to weaken, spall, or crumble in some cases.
Designing and constructing with structural insulated panels (SIPs) can create a tight, energy-efficient building envelope. As with other high-performance wall and roof assemblies, managing air flow and moisture is necessary for maximizing energy savings, occupant comfort, and building longevity.
As the most viewable buildings of their era still standing, the California Missions are not only state history made corporeal, but also one of the major reasons stucco is so common in the Southwest. These 21 sites are rooted in Spanish, Moorish, and Mexican traditions, but many argue they represent an unique architectural style all their own. Plaster products were widely used in the Missions, and provide the stucco industry with its most relevant historical reference point. From the first Mission in San Diego in 1769 to the final one begun in 1823 north of San Francisco, the network of Spanish Missions did more to create the stucco industry than any other factor.
Designers have been concerned about condensation in walls for decades. The rule of thumb became to make it difficult for water vapor to enter the wall and easy for it to leave. Manufacturers began to introduce high-permeability air barriers, water barriers, and sheathings along with ‘smart’ vapor retarders for the warm side of the wall. While all this sounds good, it was not necessarily preventing condensation problems. There are some basic facts about permeability designers need to understand to get a better grasp on not only controlling condensation, but general wall design.
Kenilworth Media Inc.
E-mail: online@constructionspecifier.com
Website: www.kenilworth.com
266 Elmwood Ave #289, Buffalo, NY 14222
Tel: (866)572-5633, Fax: (866)572-5677
Digital Edition Twitter The Construction Specifications Institute The Construction Specifier Express