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Specifying Joint Sealants to Maximize Performance

From Solving for Why by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.
Posted on 7/6/2017


Extending the Service Life of Elastomeric Joint Sealants

From Solving for Why by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.
Posted on 4/28/2017


The Proper Use of Sealants on Weathering Steel

From Solving for Why by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.
Posted on 2/17/2017


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Weekly Polls (12)


A London-based architecture firm announced a solution that it says could help solve the housing issue for incoming migrants, involving reusing cladding panels that have been stripped due to buildings’ routine refurbishment. Is this a viable option?

August 7 to August 11, 2017


To preserve Canada’s Grand Théâtre de Québec yet not disrupt the building itself, the plan is to construct a glass casing about 6 feet from the concrete lining around the entire perimeter of the building. Do you think this is a good solution?

July 31 to August 4, 2017


In early May nearly 400 birds were killed after colliding with a 23-story building in Texas, believed to be caused by bad weather combined with migration and the reflective glass of the building. Because of that incident and more, the Houston Audubon Society says it is looking into an alert system that would inform high-rise building owners of bad weather and migration patterns, advising them to turn off their lights. Do you think this is a good idea?

June 26 to June 30, 2017


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Solve It! (21)


How can I determine if my hospital building in Philadelphia can benefit financially from installation of a reflective roof coating on top of the current black roofing substrate on a flat surface?

Question posted September 11 to September 15, 2017


In a northern climate with extreme winters, is it reasonable to consider retrofitting an air barrier to a multi-unit brick apartment building? What sort of installation strategy would be most beneficial?

Question posted July 17 to July 21, 2017


What kind of surface preparation prior to coating will be effective and at the same time economical for the aluminum window frames on a large commercial office building? The aluminum was coated originally with a baked-on fluoropolymer which has lost most of its gloss. Maintenance recoating will be with an air-dry fluoropolymer.

Question posted May 22 to May 26, 2017


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Articles (81)


Complying with Codes: How Changing Air Barrier Rules Are Impacting Your Building

D+D In Depth August 2017 - RUSSELL SNOW, W. R. MEADOWS, AIR BARRIER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA


Liquid-Applied Air Barrier Brand Performance: Panel Discussion at the Upcoming Material Selection Conference

D+D In Depth July 2017 - DAVID DE SOLA, 3iVE


Choosing an Air Barrier System: Know Your Variables

D+D In Depth June 2017 - PHIL KABZA, FCSI, CCS, AIA, SPECGUY SPECIFICATIONS CONSULTANTS


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