Compressive strength is a clearly defined property that can be measured directly at a particular point in time using standardized test methods. On the other hand, the properties making concrete durable are many in number. Therefore, durability is more complex to define, measure, and specify.
Architects Gresham Smith & Partners designed the University of Miami (UM) Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to stand out as a 21st century ophthalmic center, encouraging a balance of performance and aesthetic flair.
With the recent focus on occupant comfort and safety, building material manufacturers have begun to use mineral wool for thermal control in exterior wall systems, as it is noncombustible and provides good acoustical performance.
In addition to providing an array of beautiful roofing designs, textures, and colors, asphalt shingles provide durability, reliability, and superior value. However, as with any roof, there are multiple components that must work together to maximize performance.