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What Is Resiliency?
Q: Can you provide some clarification on the use of the term “resiliency” as it relates to building construction?
A: The term has been used in many ways and is currently in vogue. In psychology it defines the
Installing Resilient Channels
Q: Can you give me some guidance on how to properly install resilient channels?
A: Although resilient channels have been available for a few decades now, it is important to understand the basics of the install
Problems with Parapets
Q: I’ve heard there are potential issues with parapet walls. Can you provide some guidance?
A: The parapet can be the site of moisture migration problems. The cavity within a framed wall may create an environm
EPD Knowledge Gives Contractors an Advantage
Q: Can you give me some background information on EPDs?
A: “EPD” stands for “Environmental Product Declaration.” These declarations are part of the latest version of LEED®, which is an acronym for “Leadership
Beryllium Rule Will Impact the Industry
Q: I’ve heard that there is an OSHA Rule on Occupational Exposure to beryllium specific for construction. Can you clarify this new ruling?
A: There have been some recent changes in OSHA’s approach to beryllium
Keep Water Out
Q: I’m doing a project where a low-pitched roof terminates into a cold-formed steel-framed wall that extends vertically for another floor. Is there any advice that you can provide for that interface?
Screw Fasteners in Fire-Resistive Construction
Q: Can you provide some background information on the role of the screw fastener in fire-resistive construction?
A: The fasteners that are used to mechanically attach the gypsum panel to the framing are vital
OSHA’s Silica Rule
Q: Can you give an update on the OSHA silica ruling?
A: The OSHA standard on occupational exposure to airborne crystalline silica is not new. It’s a significant amendment to the original ruling that has been i
Fire-Resistive Walls and Electrical Boxes
Q: What are the requirements for maintaining the fire integrity of a fire-resistive wall when installing electrical boxes?
A: According short answer is that it depends on not only the size of the individual bo
Steel Stud Curtainwall System Terminations
Q: Can you help me understand the dynamics of steel stud curtainwall systems where the wall terminates into a concrete floor slab?
A: This is the one area of the exterior envelope that experiences what is term
Q: Can you provide some information on chase walls?
A: Chase walls are typically comprised of a double row of framing studs, providing extra depth of wall that serves as a vertical and horizontal shaft for plu