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on May 03,2013

As experienced designers, contractors, and owners know, most paint and coating problems are correctable, but some are especially stubborn to address. Here is a partial compendium of typical failure modes and methods for addressing the problem.

Fraser Brown MacKenna Green Gown Award GE Fogg Building
on December 05,2011

Working closely with staff at Queen Mary University of London, MEP Engineers Mott MacDonald, Cost Consultants Burnley Wilson Fish and main contractor Charter Construction, we developed a three-fold solution for the sustainable retrofit of the building.

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To true the wall surface, the installer should level the insulation board, rathe
on March 20,2014 in Feature

Poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are among the major culprits of EIFS problems. 

Image courtesy Hoffmann Architects
on March 04,2014 in Feature

Design experts from Hoffmann Architects offer a brief history of exterior insulation and finish systems in the U.S.

Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control
on November 12,2013 in Feature

Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall systems work and evaluates the effectiveness of...