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What’s A Mikvah?

I attended a design development meeting in June of 2017 for a new development in Brighton, MA. The developer was building a new Mikvah building on the site, then tearing down the old Mikvah building, building a new synagogue where the old Mikvah stood,...

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JamEx® Installation How To Avoid Warping

Are You Frustrated with Warping of the Jam-Ex®? We have had more than a few correspondences regarding the warping of the leading edge of our Jam-Ex® product when spray polyurethane insulation is applied to it. This does not need to happen. Correct spray foam...

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Mid-Coast School of Technology Project

How Do You Attach Your Rainscreen Panel Veneer? Lavallee Brensinger Architects specified our Stand-Off MPV Bracket for their Mid-Coast School of Technology project. Industrial Roofing Companies used the bracket to install the metal panel rainscreen veneer....

JamEx® Installation How To Avoid Warping

Are You Frustrated with Warping of the Jam-Ex®? We have had more than a few correspondences regarding the warping of the leading edge of our Jam-Ex® product when spray polyurethane insulation is applied to it. This does not need to happen. Correct spray foam...

How To Design Effective Exterior Walls Part 1 of 4 – Air Barrier

Four Barriers For Four Wetting Potentials: How To Design Effective Exterior Walls What are the four barriers of the four wetting potentials when designing effective exterior walls? They are Air, Water, Heat and Vapor barriers. This is a four-part blog article, the...

Insulating Precast Concrete Walls

Well over a decade ago, I was sitting in a Building Enclosure Council meeting in Boston and the topic of insulating precast concrete panel veneers came up. A person from a well-respected engineering company made the statement, "Insulating precast concrete panel...

How To Design Effective Exterior Walls Part 2 of 4 – Water Barrier

What do architects need to know in regards to ensuring that buildings perform as designed? Designing the Exterior Wall: An Architectural Guide to the Vertical ... Four Barriers For Four Wetting Potentials: How To Design Effective Exterior Walls What are the four...

How To Design Effective Exterior Walls Part 3 of 4 – Heat Barrier

Four Barriers For Four Wetting Potentials: How To Design Effective Exterior Walls  What are the four barriers of the four wetting potentials when designing effective exterior walls? They are Air, Water, Heat and Vapor barriers. This is the third part in our four-part...

How To Design Effective Exterior Walls Part 4 of 4 – Vapor Barrier

Learn how to design effective exterior walls using a vapor barrier system.This program is designed for you to understand the basics of building physics, the basics of building science, the Four Barriers Needed For The Weather Barrier System, and how to properly design...
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