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You may have heard the term continuous insulation, but what is it really? Knowing what options are on the market in a world of increasing energy prices and demands for better energy efficiency is key to a project’s success and a well-designed, long-lasting building.  When thinking about a building’s energy efficiency, insulation should be top...

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In the world of commercial construction, we all want to avoid unnecessary delays. However, no one wants to fall victim to the stigma of running behind on a job. There are many methods — high level and granular– to save you time on the job site. In this article, we’re going to visit some of...

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The current demands of today’s energy codes and design requirements create constructional dilemmas that developers must overcome with each new project. Building an energy-efficient structure and thermal break are two of the significant difficulties in the commercial building industry. The ASHRAE 90.1 standard (the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) has been a...

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Environmental Sustainability and Healthy Buildings Sustainability has become a large factor in most aspects of modern life, including the commercial building industry. It is important to understand the long-term effects and impact products and materials have on our environment. Intricately related to public health and safety, improving sustainability goals is more prevalent now than ever...

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In today’s world, more owners and developers are focused on energy efficiency than ever before. Continuous insulation is a great alternative to traditional building materials to achieve energy efficiency. Insulation within your building is the first place you should take a closer look when looking at your building’s thermal efficiency. Utilizing continuous insulation on your...

In the commercial building industry, z-girts have been used for centuries. Applications include providing lateral support, resisting wind loads, and connecting structural framing to cladding. Due to the increasing concern for thermal efficiency along with advancements in technology and design, we have seen several changes to the materials used in z-shaped girts. In addition to...

Joinery methods of z shaped girts can play a major role in the structural integrity of a building. There are several different joinery methods that can be used with advantages and disadvantages to all. Sub-framing girts are typically manufactured in limited lengths, such as 8′ for example. This is necessary for installation purposes. One person...

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