Improper design, poor construction techniques, and lack of maintenance can allow chlorinated water to migrate into the pool’s concrete shell and embedded structural reinforcement. To ensure the longevity of the pool structure and its components, design professionals must be familiar with state-of-the-art construction technology and performance-based design.
High-performance wall systems and rainscreens have become increasingly popular for their ability to protect the façades of commercial buildings from the elements, optimize energy performance levels, and enhance the structure’s safety and comfort.
This guide aims to simplify the preliminary selection of waterproofing systems. It provides a diagram of a structure with typical waterproofing applications. These applications are referenced to a waterproofing application matrix which indentifies types of waterproofing systems that are generally suitable for application.
Handling drainage and sealing penetrations are two critical tasks, among many, that must be addressed to ensure there are no leaks. When designing or specifying blindside conditions, it is best to not jump into it blind.
Today, there is a growing demand for large-format ceramic and natural stone tiles. This necessitates proper specification and execution of floor surface preparation, particularly in relation to floor flatness, which is critical to successful floorcovering installation.