Steve Pedracine Articles

The Climate of Change
An Overview of how the Energy Crisis of the 70's Helped Birth a Stronger Initiative Toward the Energy Efficient Building Movement. Walls and Ceilings, Scott Robinson, January 15, 2021
Why Wall Flashing Installation Errors Are So Common
SBC Magazine. Originally published by the Journal of Light Construction. Christine Williamson, August 27, 2020
Zero Energy Buildings growth driven by government policy, stringent codes, technologies
Restraints include high upfront cost, and lack of universal definition and approaches. Building Design + Construction. Codes and Standards, Peter Fabris, January 11, 2021
2021 Construction Forecast
Non-Residential Building Spending will drop 5.7%, Bounce Back in 2022. Building Design +Construction, Market Data, January 19, 2021
Moroccan Aesthetics
A Break-down of Moroccan-Like Plaster Tailored for the U.S. Market. Walls and Ceilings Magazine, Patrick Webb 12-7-2020
Cement Stucco: What Contractors Need to Know
Webinar by Walls and Ceilings Magazine. John Wyatt Editor for W&C/ Mark Fowler Stucco Manufacturers Association. 2020
States Adopt New Energy-Saving Rules but COVID-19 Slows Overall Progress
Minnesota (#9), the Midwest’s leader, continues to report strong results from utility-run programs that help customers save energy. Building Enclosure 12-16-20
Fans come first at Allianz Field
The new home of the Minnesota United soccer club wins a Silver Award in BD+C’s 2020 Building Team Awards. Building Design and Construction, Building Team Awards, David Malone, November 2020
Overcladding Strategies for Institutional Buildings
Overcladding is one method that can be implemented to renew or upgrade the exterior façade while allowing the building to remain in full operation. Building Enclosure, Michael Chafetz and Douglas Pac, August 2020 
Two Wrongs
Academics Don’t Always Understand That The Country Needs Skilled Labor—And That A Computer Won’t Fill That Gap. Walls and Ceilings Magazine, Mark Fowler October 2020