There are two types of flood-proofing—dry and wet. The design intent of dry flood-proofing is to allow flood waters to enter and exit the structure freely and allow the waters to rise and fall evenly inside the structure in the same rate and manner they rise and fall on the outside.
According to the Brick Industry Association (BIA), clay brick can be used by project teams to meet the Materials and Resources requirements of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4.0 and v4.1 program.
Seattle-based firm LMN Architects has completed the Plant Sciences Building at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, Washington. The latest addition to the V. Lane Rawlins Research and Education Complex, the $66-million building was funded by the Washington State Legislature.
As noted in previous columns, successful long-term performance for repointing mortar joints in an existing masonry structure requires the development of an appropriate mortar mix, proper installation, and correct designation of the type and extent of work required.