The only way to truly prevent mold growth in a building is with careful management of humidity, condensation, and water intrusion via building envelope leaks, floods, or plumbing failures. For this reason, the risk of recurring mold growth must be addressed, not only by prompt repairs, but through a comprehensive mold and water damage management program.
Commonly used modeling platforms, which are more focused on steel or monolithic wall structures, are not equipped to manage the amount of data in a masonry project. The result is a significant burden on the designer to manually produce and maintain 2D content for patterns, sections, details, and specifications. It
Older masonry structures from many eras, including libraries, town halls, commercial blocks, and school buildings stand at the geographic center of many communities, holding symbolic meaning and serving varied needs and purposes. As they age, many begin to show the effects of neglect, weather and deferred maintenance on their façades, foundations, and roof assemblies.
The term rainscreen refers to a building system fulfilling one of the main functions of an exterior wall—to screen out rain and keep a wall dry. While at one time that system would have encompassed moisture control alone, the complexity of exterior wall assemblies now requires a more integrated approach. Multicladding aesthetics with the benefit of continuous control layers are achievable with new rainscreen system designs.
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