Whitepapers

| Flooring| July 24, 2015
Polymers derived from bio-based sources, such as corn, can show the same chemical properties that we find in polymers derived from petrochemicals, with far less environmental impact. This white paper discusses carpet fiber made from bio-based...
| July 15, 2015
For years, architects, building owners, and facility managers relied on incomplete building system information for critical retrofit decisions. Standard component surveys might say a lot about a discrete system like the HVAC, lighting or interior...
| Fire and Life Safety| July 10, 2015
Any sort of structure fire is a nightmare scenario, and there is always the risk of death and injury. Evacuations have attendant risks, too, especially when they happen in inclement weather. The need to compartmentalize fire and smoke to reduce...
| Concrete| June 17, 2015
We all know that hardened concrete is very permeable and will absorb many liquids and other unwanted chemical contaminants such as oils, fuels, battery acids, and food processing fluids -- just to mention a few. But how do you tell, conclusively,...
| Insulation| April 22, 2015
Discover why Icynene closed cell spray foam insulation offers superior performance to rigid XPS foam sheathing board in continuous insulation applications and at a lower installed cost.
| Windows and Doors| April 14, 2015
Window replacement remains an undervalued option for increasing energy efficiency during commercial retrofit projects. This paper will review often overlooked energy savings from replacing windows in existing buildings that can more than double ROI...
| University Buildings| April 08, 2015
This white paper focuses on mold in college dormitories. How bad a problem is mold infestation in dorms, and how do you fight it? This white paper declares that the first battle line must be drawn in the bathroom.
| March 30, 2015
There are few construction products or raw materials that generate as much unnecessary controversy as polyvinyl chloride, commonly known as PVC. However, the “controversy” over PVC comes in the form of misconceptions and myths that have...
| Coatings| March 10, 2015
While all 70% PVDF architectural coatings are created with the same quality PVDF resin systems, the coating systems’ performance can vary widely due to the proprietary formulations of each coating manufacturer. Any paint manufacturer can...
| BIM and Information Technology| February 26, 2015
Owners inevitably face project delays, cost overruns, and disputes throughout construction project execution. This whitepaper presents ways that business owners can more effectively mitigate factors that derail control, while also building an...
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