Is it an Air Barrier, WRB, Vapor Barrier or Coating of Peanut Butter?

Takeaways from the Air Barrier Symposium held at the Center for Architecture and Design, Philadelphia 2020. Bernardon, John Rock AIA, 2-10-20

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Understanding Walls

Wall assemblies should be designed and constructed for specific hygro-thermal regions, Building Science Corp., Joe Lstiburek, December 15, 2020

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Capillarity Sucks

One moisture transport mechanism that is often overlooked in building construction is capillarity or capillary suction. Building Science Corp., Joe Lstiburek, March 15, 2021

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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

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2021 Construction Forecast

Non-Residential Building Spending will drop 5.7%, Bounce Back in 2022. Building Design +Construction, Market Data, January 19, 2021

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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

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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

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How to Consider Costs and Benefits for High-Performance Residential Buildings

Investing in high-performance construction strategies may come at a premium as you learn the specifics of green design, but many of the costs can be recouped. NAHB Best in America Living, 8-2020

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Air Leakage Testing

Q: What is air leakage testing on exterior walls?? Robert Grupe, Construction Dimensions Magazine, July 2020

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Fibrous Plaster

This Type of Plaster Will Open Up Beautiful Design Opportunities While Supporting Contractors In Fulfilling A Fiduciary Responsibility Within Budget. Walls and Ceilings Magazine, Patrick Webb, 2-21-20.

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