In a recent issue of The Construction Specifier, we published a piece, “VOCs… and Beyond: Powder and Liquid Coatings Reviewed.” Two members of the Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) have since written in, clearing up some of the inaccurate information regarding anodizing.
The primary factors most designers consider when selecting window and curtain wall systems for their projects tend to involve cost, appearance, and energy efficiency. However, other considerations—such as weatherproofing, performance, and durability—can also be critical.
Despite efforts at coordination during design and construction, lack of accommodation or understanding of the accumulative effect of dimensional tolerances during the installation of one or more cladding components continues to occur.
Exterior soffits perform essential functions for ventilating, shading, and directing water away from a building. Regardless of geography or climate, exterior soffits are subjected to positive and negative wind loads.
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