Building Envelope Articles

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Waterproofing Crew Earns Top Grade for School Expansion

Today, the school’s total enrollment is more than 500 students — nearly 10 times the volume of when it first opened nearly 25 years ago. That rapid expansion quickly made the Atonement Academy’s original facilities insufficient, thus incentivizing the school to authorize the construction of two new buildings for its students.

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High Grades for Sealing Success at Texas College

In a region prone to extreme heat and flooding rains, proper insulation from the elements is essential. So when a nearby college called Western Specialty Contractors with reports of leaks in its main building, they understood the potential consequences.

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Hybrid Sealants — Another Option

Hybrid sealants can be applied anywhere traditional sealants can be applied and even offer additional application versatility, such as adhesion over coated surfaces or over residual silicone base products.

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Arctic Chill: Coating a Warehouse in Frigid Temps

The building had metal walls that were not insulated and there was no functional heating system. That was not going to work, so the company looked into its options and ultimately settled on spray polyurethane foam (SPF), also referred to as spray foam, and intumescent coatings.

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Spray Foam for Family Fun Center

For a center tailored toward keeping children entertained, temperature control was a very real need. That’s where the SPF came into play.

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Hospital Air Barrier: Keeping The Harmful Air and Moisture Out

Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois began operations on July 7, 1888 in a two story house donated by prominent businessman and drug store owner, Henry Sherman. The hospital at that time had only one operating room and four patient beds. Flash forward to 1999 and the hospital had grown to become one of the largest health care facilities in Chicago with a total of 353 beds.