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Role of air barriers in mitigating disease transmission

The importance of infection control and the impact of operating conditions on the built environment have taken renewed focus in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a part of the ongoing response, industry organizations, such as the American Society of Heating and Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), have released updated considerations for design and construction professionals, including airflow strategies and temperature and humidity controls, as well as ventilation and pressurization.

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Specifying snow retention systems

Rooftop avalanches cause hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage, personal injury, and even death each year. Proper, job-specific design of a qualified snow retention system reduces building owner/designer liability when sliding snow presents a hazard.

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