by Arthur L. Sanders, AIA, and Lawrence E. Keenan, AIA, PE In both new construction and rehabilitation projects, sealant joints are often given short shrift when it comes to time and attention, as well as budget. Sealants often comprise the lowest percentage of a project’s overall cost—this is surprising considering all these products are asked to do.
In the waterproofing sector of the commercial construction market, one of the most frequently asked questions is, “What is the best waterproofing product?” Unfortunately, the answer is not so straightforward.
This year, ‘resiliency’ emerged in the building landscape as more than a buzzword. Many regions around the world are increasingly subject to the rigors of various impacts, including extreme weather, population shifts, disease, power or communication disruptions, and financial shocks.