October 30, 2008

A Flash in the Pan: A Field Guide for Windows and Doors

By: Bateman, Robert

also published in RCI Interface, April 2010|Abstract: The latest standard for window and door installation, ASTM E2112-07, Standard Practice for Installation of Exterior Windows, Doors, and Skylights, recommends sill pan flashing under all...

September 29, 2008

Window Performance Testing: What You Need to Know when Selecting Windows

By: Buchberg, Brandon S., Louis, Michael J.

Abstract: Whether you are selecting windows for a residential house or for a large commercial project, you need to know a few things before you make your selection. Do you know what you are really getting with a window having a particular...

September 29, 2008

Winning The War Against Moisture

By: O'Brien, Sean M.

Abstract: Most architects, contractors, and building owners know a primary cause of building damage is exposure to water, and that as long as materials and systems are kept dry, the risk of damage is relatively low. However, there are several...

September 29, 2008

What Went Wrong

By: Condren, Stephen J., Gumpertz, Werner H.

Abstract: Artificial slate and shakes fall into the common category of shingle products in that they are steep-slope roofing products overlapped to shed water to the edges of a building.|There are many demands on shingles. To function...

Keywords:Roofing
September 29, 2008

High-Performance Cement Plaster (Stucco) Systems

By: Bern, Del L., Grant, Frederic F.

Abstract: To obtain stucco that performs its intended function, go beyond the industry standard by implementing high-performance solutions. 1) Follow the lead of other industries by working to standardize quality control test procedures for the...

Keywords:Stucco
August 30, 2008

In-situ evaluation of two concrete slab systems, I : Load determination and loading procedure

By: Gustavo Tumialan, Galati, Nestore, Nanni, Antonio, Ziehl, Paul H.

Abstract: The primary objective of in-situ load testing is to assess the safety and serviceability of an existing structural system with respect to a particular load effect. At this time, the most appropriate loading level and procedure, as well...

August 30, 2008

In-situ evaluation of two concrete slab systems, II : Evaluation criteria and outcomes

By: Gustavo Tumialan, Galati, Nestore, Nanni, Antonio, Ziehl, Paul H.

Abstract: The primary objective of in-situ load testing is to evaluate the safety and serviceability of an existing structural system with respect to a particular load condition and effect. In light of technological advances in construction...

August 30, 2008

Assessment and Evaluation of Existing Structures by Means of In-Situ Load Testing and Structural Monitoring [Editorial]

The primary goals of any structural investigation are to establish the existing condition of the structure; identify issues affecting the structural performance; and develop and implement any remedial actions required.  When conducting a...

August 30, 2008

New Rules for Evaluating Seismic Performance of Prefabricated Shear Panels

Abstract: Structural engineers are increasingly specifying prefabricated shear panels when designing light-frame wood and steel buildings. As architectural designs call for more window and door openings, prefabricated products provide a solution...

July 30, 2008

Full Potential

Abstract: The steel industry has plenty of opportunites to be the most it can be from a sustainability standpoint.

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