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Q: What are the current trends construction and demolition waste?
A: Depending on where a project is located, governing regulations construction and demolition waste may have little to major impact on the
Breaking the Grid
Q: Do I need to break the framing in a suspended cold-formed steel ceiling grid system designed for gypsum panels when installing a control joint?
A: The recommended design and installation of control jo
Surface Burning Characteristics Explained
Q: Can you explain the phrase “surface burning characteristics”?
A: This is a phrase that is used to define the relative fire performance of individual building products. The suitability of a specific bui
Aerial Work Platforms
Q: Can you provide some information concerning the new ANSI Standard on aerial work platforms?
A: This new standard, ANSI A92, is the first major change in the standards that covers aerial work platforms
Q: Can you explain to me what top-down construction is?
A: Top-down construction, is sometimes called “pre-rock.” It can be an essential sequencing change designed to ensure that the integrity of the fire
Q: Can you explain to me what a rainscreen is?
A: A rainscreen is an exterior wall system that utilizes multiple layers of specific materials to ensure that liquid water does not penetrate into the interi
When Is It OK to Redecorate Wet Plaster?
Q: I recently had a roof leak and as a result, have wet plaster walls. Can I use a moisture meter to determine the moisture content of the gypsum?
A: Gypsum can withstand cyclical wetting without degradin
Fasteners for CFS-Framed Partitions
Q: Can you provide information on the various screw fasteners for attaching panels to cold-formed steel framed partitions?
A: The successful installation requires the correct fastener for a specific condi
Control Joints in Stucco
Q: Can I use a generic cold-formed steel framing profile in a UL fire resistant design?
A: The quick answer to that question is, maybe. It depends on the UL design certification itself. The individual lis
Lateral Bracing in CFS Framing: Why?
Q: Can you explain the need for lateral bracing in cold-formed steel framing?
A: Lateral bracing is an important design consideration for both non-structural and structural applications of walls and parti