One of the first commonly employed weep details was the sash cord or ‘rope’ weep. In some cases, this detail was expanded with sections of the sash cord laid in the cavity and then extended through the wall, usually at a head joint.
This article focuses on original building design evaluation (including expansion joints) and diagnostics of cracks in brick veneer masonry walls. Proper rehabilitation techniques are reviewed, along with solid masonry wall system drainage design, and evaluation of diagonal, vertical, and horizontal cracks.
The welcome center at Florida’s Port Canaveral space shuttle facility is Exploration Tower. Clad in aluminum panels and a curtain wall assembly, it is also the first major project to be finished with paint that changes color depending on the light reflectance.