A Quick Overview Of The Functions of the Four Control Layers In A Building Envelope

Buildings need a lot of things to be successful. As Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D. from Building Science Corporation would say, “What we call things tell us a great deal about how much we understand things. If we don’t call things by their right names, we don’t really understand how things work. If we don’t understand [...]

By |November 28th, 2022|Details, Residential|Comments Off on A Quick Overview Of The Functions of the Four Control Layers In A Building Envelope

Builder Success Story – True Build Contractors

These are challenging times for builders — skilled labor shortages persist, the cost of materials and fuel are too volatile for comfort and lead times can remain stubbornly long. Innovation, audacity, and resilience is what it takes to continue building successfully in such a challenging environment. Today’s post is a success story of a [...]

By |November 22nd, 2022|Case Studies, Residential|Comments Off on Builder Success Story – True Build Contractors

Why Windows Leak and How to Control Water Ingress Effectively — Part 2

In our previous post, we’ve discussed the challenges of traditional window design; namely, that windows fail at some point and it’s important to design a window system that manages water between the window to wall interface. Now, in our follow-up article, we’ll shed light on some simple techniques that can help you water-proof window [...]

By |April 26th, 2022|Commercial, Residential|Comments Off on Why Windows Leak and How to Control Water Ingress Effectively — Part 2

Why Windows Leak and How to Control Water Ingress Effectively — Part 1

Windows and the window-wall interface are significant contributors to water problems in residential buildings. But to eliminate the issue, the architectural community must move past the debate of whether a window will leak; as it almost always will. Instead, the focus should be on strategies to manage water leakage between the window and wall [...]

By |March 23rd, 2022|Commercial, Residential|Comments Off on Why Windows Leak and How to Control Water Ingress Effectively — Part 1
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