In most climate zones within the United States, a dedicated air barrier is required by code as part of the building enclosure to control and manage airflow between the conditioned interior and exterior environments.
Long known as a cornerstone in the community, the Minneapolis Veterans Home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has completed its Building #22 project. The modernized and updated multi-story structure will provide state-of-the-art care and service to veterans.
Selection of fenestration systems for specific wall assemblies is a process in which performance characteristics, such as structural capacity, the resistance to air infiltration, and water penetration, and thermal attributes are evaluated along with aesthetics and cost. However, the integration of the system(s) under consideration with the adjacent exterior wall assembly is often overlooked in the selection process.